By Joe Nguyen
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Howdy, Roundup readers.
I just have this to leave to you today: Be good to one another, a kind act goes a long way, treat others how you want to be treated and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Winter is coming.
+ From the opinion page: “The death of Colorado’s reasonable vaccine bill should be a call to action,” writes BioFrontiers Institute director of communications Lindsay Diamond and CU assistant professor Aimee Bernard.
+ Ask Amy: Pete the Packrat has accumulated a lot over the years and wants to know how to get rid of the clutter.
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1 dead and 8 injured, 2 suspects in custody after shooting at STEM School in Highlands Ranch
Melanie Fitzroy, an AM Elementary EA, embraces a child as students wait to be escorted to buses as they are evacuated from STEM School Highlands Ranch after a school shooting on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)
Two students attending the STEM School Highlands Ranch brought at least one handgun into the school Tuesday afternoon and turned the weapon on their classmates, killing one 18-year-old male and injuring eight other students.
+ Kendrick Castillo, killed in STEM School shooting, sacrificed himself to save others, father says.
+ How to talk to children after the STEM School shooting.
+ The school is closed the rest of the week, a crisis center is opening today.
+ Father of STEM School Highlands Ranch student shot 3 times: “Thank God he’s fine.”
+ What is STEM School Highlands Ranch?
Denver’s South High School placed on lockout following Safe2Tell tip
Denver police reported shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday that the school had gone into lockdown out of “an abundance of caution.” During lockdowns, students have to remain in their classrooms while police work to establish if there is a threat inside the building, Meg Wingerter reports.
Denver Election 2019
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock appears headed to runoff with Jamie Giellis
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock thanks his family and supporters during an election night watch party at Exdo Event Center in Denver on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)
Denver’s mayoral election is set to continue for another month. The race is expected to go to a runoff because none of the six candidates is close to topping 50% of the vote, as Mayor Michael Hancock acknowledged in a speech to supporters Tuesday night, Andrew Kenney reports. If the results hold, Jamie Giellis and Hancock will face off again on June 4.
More from Election Day …
+ Denver City Council election results: Who’s winning, who’s losing, and what we don’t know.
+ Denver Initiative 300: The effort to end camping ban fails by a wide margin.
+ Denver’s psychedelic mushroom initiative trails, but the gap is tightening.
+ Here are five storylines from Denver’s election, from a mayoral runoff to the defeat of I-300.
+ Full results of Denver’s 2019 election.
Nuggets thrash Blazers in Game 5, move within a win of Western Conference finals
Nikola Jokic (15) of the Denver Nuggets and Jamal Murray (27) get hyped after a Gary Harris (14) score against the Portland Trail Blazers to really push the momentum in their favor during the second quarter on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
The Nuggets hammered the Blazers on Tuesday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals with a resounding 124-98 win at the Pepsi Center, Mike Singer writes. Denver took a 3-2 series lead ahead of Thursday’s Game 6 at Portland, when it will try to close out the Blazers.
+ Veteran Paul Millsap savoring Nuggets’ postseason run: “It’s a special moment right now.”
+ Kiszla: Nuggets coach Michael Malone can’t stick to sports when there’s a deadly school shooting in his neighborhood.
+ Why Nuggets think they’re “ready this time around” to notch a Game 6 road win.
By the Numbers
From left, Mena Massoud and Will Smith in “Aladdin.” (Daniel Smith, Walt Disney Pictures)
The number of movies in our list of 24 films everyone will be talking about this summer.
How many Game 7s the Avs have played in since moving to Denver in 1995. Colorado’s 2019 playoff run hinges on its 11th one when it faces the Sharks tonight at 7 p.m.
> $1 billion
How much Donald Trump’s businesses lost from 1985 to 1994, according to a New York Times report.
How much three companies have to pay for falsely tapping a renewable energy program.
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Packed bar area in Brooklyn’s at the Pepsi Center before the Colorado Avalanche played the San Jose Sharks for game six of the Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals May 6, 2019. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
+ More hoops and hockey means more beer and chicken wings. Avs, Nuggets playoff runs big business around Pepsi Center, too.
+ From now on, regional utility Tri-State will be subject to oversight from Colorado regulators.
+ Marijuana banking bill gains momentum with prosecutors’ support.
+ Ivanka Trump has canceled her Denver area visit after school shooting.
+ Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders “feeling good” but is not putting a timetable on a return from his Achilles injury.
+ Police capture two sex offenders who escaped from Lookout Mountain youth facility.
+ It’s time to ask the Colorado Rapids for an open relationship. Six reasons to watch a bad team, win or lose.
+ “Big Boy” steam locomotive makes post-restoration debut.
+ Book review: The quest to lose weight when fried chicken, burgers and pies are everywhere.
On the Stove
+ In this week’s installment of Get Cooking, Bill St. John takes a look at polenta and shares a recipe of how to cook it in the oven.
+ Recipe: Lighter fish and chips. Bonnie S. Benwick has a recipe that has “some-crisped, some-tender potatoes, succulent fish and one pan with minimal cleanup.”
+ Recipe: Basil-cashew pesto. Becky Krystal kicks up pesto a notch by adding cashews.
+ Video: Andrew Rea tackles one of my favorite culinary monstrosities from “The Simpsons” when he tries his hand at making the Good Morning Burger. — Binging with Babish
+ Cocktail: Whiskey Smash. A little sweet, a little citrusy, this drink is nice and refreshing. Perfect for this spring. — Liquor
What We’re Reading
+ Here’s your moment of cuteness for the day. — A day of us
+ “These guys don’t sound like high school students”: Denver jazz band takes act to national competition. — CPR
+ UMS 2019 lineup headlined by Honne, Chicano Batman and Black Mountain. — Denverite
+ What does it mean to be “ready” for a relationship? — The Atlantic
Song of the Day
Song: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow — What A Wonderful World”
Artist: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Sounds like: It’s been crazy hectic these past 24 hours. Here’s a classic from the Hawaiian singer-songwriter. The story goes he called his recording studio at 3 a.m., showed up and did this in one take.
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