By Joe Nguyen
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Today is National Administrative Professionals Day, which is celebrated on the Wednesday in the last full week of April (is it really almost May already?).
Celebrating birthdays are entertainer extraordinaire Barbra Streisand (77), comedian Cedric the Entertainer (55) and singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson (37).
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Warm but moisture could be on the way.
+ From the opinion page: “Denver’s 20-year-plan will solve congestion if drivers don’t balk,” writes Andy Bosselman, editor and executive director of Streetsblog Denver.
+ Ask Amy: Worn Out used to accrue great perks for vacations when she traveled for work. Now that she has a 1-year-old, she’s working from home while taking care of her child. In lieu of planning their next family vacation, her husband doesn’t think it’s fair that he should pay for the whole trip.
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“Alexa, open Denver Post”
Colorado on verge of expanded traction law targeting 2WD cars driving I-70 in the mountains
Traffic sits at a standstill heading eastbound on Interstate 70 in snowy and icy conditions March 3, 2019, in Silverthorne. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
“Ideally we will see fewer closures and less damage to cars involved in accidents. We’ll educate the public that if you are going to travel along this section of interstate, you must be prepared.”
State Sen. Kerry Donovan, D-Vail
Drivers who venture onto Interstate 70 in the mountains in two-wheel-drive cars with standard tires during colder months — even on sunny days — are expected to be put on notice soon: That won’t fly anymore, Jon Murray reports.
Nuggets throttle Spurs in pivotal Game 5, take 3-2 series lead
Nikola Jokic (15) of the Denver Nuggets grabs a rebound away from DeMar DeRozan (10) of the San Antonio Spurs during the first half on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Pepsi Center. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
“‘Man, this kid Nikola Jokic is for real.’ We know it, and I think it’s about time everybody else started to realize it.”
Nuggets head coach Michael Malone
The Nuggets know they’re the better, more talented team. It only took them until Game 5 to prove it. After walloping the Spurs 108-90, Denver is on the verge of its first playoff series victory since 2009, Mike Singer reports.
+ Can’t ignore big, white elephant in the room. Nikola Jokic is among the NBA’s five best players in 2019, Mark Kiszla writes.
+ “All in on Game 6”: Nuggets’ Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic are eager to end the Spurs’ season, Mike Singer writes.
+ Is Gregg Popovich being out-coached by Michael Malone? Read Sean Keeler’s story.
“Avengers: Endgame” review: Latest blockbuster shrinks Marvel’s universe to human scale
This image released by Disney shows Chris Evans in a scene from “Avengers: Endgame.” (Disney, Marvel Studios via AP)
If the staggering losses in “Avengers: Infinity War” gave the Marvel Cinematic Universe an inevitable and operatic sense of climax, “Avengers: Endgame” shows what it’s like after the curtain has fallen. John Wenzel takes a look (with mild spoilers) at the latest chapter in the series.
People living in this part of Colorado are most at risk of climate change’s adverse health effects, study says
Individuals living in southeastern Colorado are more vulnerable to the potential health effects of climate change than residents in other parts of the state, Jessica Seaman writes. This is in part because of the region’s susceptibility to heat and drought, according to a new index from the Colorado Health Institute.
By the Numbers
Bella Diaz prepares baguettes to be baked at Hinman’s Bakery on April 12, 2017, in Denver. (Seth McConnell, The Denver Post)
The last day Hinman’s Bakery will be open in Park Hill.
The minimum age to buy tobacco products at Walgreens, which decided to raise its minimum age after a top federal official chastised the drugstore chain for violating laws restricting access to cigarettes and other tobacco products.
How much Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has been instructed to reduce its 2020 budget by.
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Alfajores at Che Tano, made with cornstarch, butter and powdered sugar and filled with dulce de leche, rolled in coconut. (Josie Sexton, The Denver Post)
+ A new lunch pop-up restaurant offering Denverites authentic Argentinian empanadas this spring.
+ Denver Broncos NFL mock draft: Final 7-round projection.
+ A pro-Jamie Giellis letter to 25,000 Denver Republicans missed a detail: It came from her campaign.
+ “A negative connotation”: Illegal Pete’s name leaves bad taste with Delaware officials.
+ Adams 14 selects MGT to turn around the struggling district over state board members’ objections.
+ Johnstown fisherman snags role on new Animal Planet series “Fish or Die.”
+ Broncos’ Von Miller won’t face charges for catching a hammerhead shark off coast of Miami.
+ Broncos cornerback Chris Harris demands a new contract or a trade to another team.
+ Even light rain increases your risk of a deadly car crash, a new study finds.
+ How Nest, designed to keep intruders out of people’s homes, effectively allowed hackers to get in.
On the Stove
+ In this week’s installment of Get Cooking, Bill St. John explores how to cook with chile peppers. One tip: Use gloves. He also shares a recipe for Gonzales steak.
+ Recipe: Barbecue jackfruit sandwich. Joe Yonan says “unripe jackfruit has a texture akin to pulled pork.” If you’re looking to find this tropical fruit, I suggest going to H-Mart or Pacific Ocean — both carry it on a regular basis. Also watch this video on how to open and pick one (they’re incredibly sticky).
+ Recipe: Brined roast chicken. David Leite says this recipe “results in some of the most flavorful roasted chicken we’ve ever made.”
+ Recipe: Icelandic lobster soup. Of everything I ate on my trip, this is probably the one course that’s embedded itself into my brain. Super creamy, just delightful. — Saveur
+ Video: With “Avengers: Endgame” set to open, here’s the Avengers “Infinity Cocktail.” This multi-layered drink is gorgeous, but it will give you an endgame. — Cocktail Chemistry
+ Cocktail: Basil gimlet. Super refreshing, a little sweet, but quite pleasant. — Food Network
What We’re Reading
+ Colorado’s income growth is fourth best in the nation. — CPR
+ A startup makes renting gear easier. — 5280
+ “Jeopardy” wasn’t designed for a contestant like James Holzhauer. — The Atlantic
+ From Asian to tea to cookies, here are six new Fort Collins restaurants ready to launch in May. — Coloradoan
Song of the Day
Artist: Nujabes (feat. Cise Starr & Akin)
Sounds like: Chilled out and relaxed. I’ve been on a jazz hip-hop kick since I came into the office today, and the late producer Nujabes is one of the genre’s best. It also makes me want to rewatch the anime series “Samurai Champloo,” which prominently features his music.
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