By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Tuesday, Rounduppers!
Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day. If you’re a teacher, thank you for what you do. Here’s a list of places offering deals for you.
Celebrating birthdays include Nuggets assistant general manager Calvin Booth (43), pro wrestler Kevin Owens (35) and actress/comedian Aidy Bryant (32).
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Foggy and wet.
+ From the opinion page: “Be honest about the cost of renewable-fuel standards,” Bloomberg columnist Cass R. Sunstein writes.
+ Ask Amy: Noodling on It wants to know if they should have asked a couple to stop vaping weed in a ramen shop.
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Denver Election Day
Election Day in Denver: What’s at stake in crowded races
From left, moderator Ian Silverii, ProgressNow Colorado executive director, Denver Mayoral candidates, Lisa Calderon, Penfield Tate, Jamie Giellis and incumbent Denver Mayor Michael Hancock during the Denver Mayoral Forum concerning environmental issues at the Alliance Center March 21, 2019. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
Tuesday’s city elections are shaping up to bring out more voters than four years ago, with almost a quarter of Denver’s 418,000 active voters returning their ballots as of Monday. Andrew Kenney breaks down the 12 issues at stake in the city’s elections.
+ Here’s the procrastinator’s guide to the Denver election.
+ Denver election guide 2019: Mayor, City Council, camping ban and magic mushrooms on the ballot.
+ Meet Denver’s 6 candidates for mayor in their homes and on the campaign trail.
“Never seen anything like it”: Swath of legislation reforming Colorado’s criminal justice system to affect tens of thousands
“Some issues are so important that folks from really different ends of a political spectrum can get together and get things done.”
Elisabeth Epps, Denver activist
Amid heated public debate about school sex education, the death penalty and vaccinations, many of the criminal justice bills drew less attention. But the reforms already have affected thousands of Coloradans — especially those who are poor — and will change the experience of tens of thousands more in the years to come, Elise Schmelzer reports.
Stanley Cup Playoffs
Gabe Landeskog’s goal sends Avalanche past Sharks, sets up Game 7
Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabe Landeskog (92), left, celebrates his overtime game-winning goal against the San Jose Sharks with teammate Samuel Girard (49) at the Pepsi Center on Monday, May 6, 2019. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
In Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinal series, J.T. Compher was the player of the game and Gabe Landeskog the ultimate hero in the Avs’ 4-3 overtime victory that tied the series 3-3 and forced a deciding Game 7 on Wednesday night (7 p.m. MT, NBCSN) in San Jose, Calif.
+ Will Landeskog’s game-winner spark the Avalanche’s top line for Game 7?
+ Kiszla: J.T. “Trash Man” Compher and Avalanche steal playoff win, and now look to trash Sharks’ championship dreams.
By the Numbers
Mountain climbers make their way along the summit ridge of 14,150-foot Mount Sneffels near Ouray on July 4, 2010. The Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy Act — spearheaded by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse — would preserve the peak as federally designated wilderness. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, will introduce another bill in Congress on Tuesday to protect even more land in Colorado as wilderness. (Denver Post file)
How many acres of land Colorado congressional leaders are pushing to protect with the Colorado Wilderness Act.
When rapper Lil Wayne and pop-punk band Blink-182 will perform at the Pepsi Center.
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado’s batting average over the last seven games. His resurgence has lifted Colorado up after the team’s terrible start.
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Frasca’s Rose Votta, Peter Hoglund, Alicia York and Jeremy Schwartz have a champagne toast after learning that the Boulder restaurant was a finalist for the 2016 James Beard Outstanding Restaurant award. After three years receiving nominations for Outstanding Restaurant, Frasca was nominated and won for Outstanding Service in 2019. (Paul Aiken, Boulder Daily Camera)
+ After four years of nominations, this Colorado restaurant won big at the 2019 James Beard Awards.
+ Denver’s Elyria-Swansea is getting a 700-home development, but some residents want to keep it industrial.
+ A teen was shot dead in Aurora. The shooter remains at large.
+ A Thornton man has been convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of a neighbor after an argument over a dog.
+ Recent sightings of mangy-looking wildlife raise the specter of “ghost moose” in Colorado.
+ “We don’t have a choice”: Colorado coal counties try to plan for unsure economic future.
+ Whether naive or in denial, Denver Botanic Gardens’ latest exhibit is elegant but misses the moment. — The Know
+ A restaurant with a head-scratching name opens in the Santa Fe Arts District.
+ A wild bobcat survived after being snared in a soccer goal in Colorado Springs.
+ Finally! Colorado’s drought is nearly officially over.
+ A Colorado tourist train delivers renewed hope to businesses.
Game 5 between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers starts at 8:30 p.m. tonight. It will air on TNT.
+ Here are three keys to Game 5 for Denver.
+ Kiszla vs. Singer: Why does Nikola Jokic have to be so mean to Enes Kanter?
+ The Portland Trail Blazers can’t stop Nikola Jokic. A microphone, however…
What We’re Reading
+ This is how Colorado deals with roadkill, and yes, it’s something you can take home, too. — CPR
+ Here are three local studios where you can try aerial yoga. — 5280
+ The Coming Generation War: The Democrats are rapidly becoming the party of the young — and the consequences could be profound. — The Atlantic
+ The Facebook free speech battle, explained. — Vox
Song of the Day
Song: “Save Tonight”
Artist: Eagle Eye Cherry
Sounds like: Admit it, you’re already humming along. This 1997 hit from the Swedish star — who turns 51 today — is a feel-good tune. Twenty-two years and it’s survived the test of time. Perfect for a gloomy day like today — or any day really.
Follow our Spotify playlist for an endless fountain of tunes: Click this link or search “Mile High Roundup” in your app.
Remember, if you see something that doesn’t look right or just — as my third-grade teacher Mr. Regas would say — have a question, comment or concern, email me at email@example.com or holler at me on Twitter.