By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Wednesday, Rounduppers!
It’s National Chocolate Chip Day. The chocolate chip cookie has been my favorite since I was a kid. Not that fake lookalike, the oatmeal raisin.
Celebrating birthdays include sportscaster Dan Patrick (63), retired Broncos star Rod Smith (49) and 1996 Olympic gold medal gymnast Amy Chow (41).
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Hawt.
+ From the opinion page: “Gov. Polis is deliberately violating the Clean Air Act and it’ll be a blow to Colorado’s economy,” writes John Cooke, a state senator representing District 13.
+ Ask Amy: Peter is a fan of President Trump and wants to know how to deal with a non-Trump fan at work.
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Hats, granite and hides: Colorado businesses caught in crosswinds of U.S.-China trade battle
Employees at Granite Imports load quartz, imported from China, onto a truck May 14, 2019, in Denver. Granite Imports is facing tariffs of more than 300 percent on quartz imported from China. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)
“It’s kind of late for us to say to our customers who’ve already given us an order, ‘Hey, we’re going to bump your prices up 25 percent.’ ”
Gail Ross, Krimson Klover chief operating officer
The economic uncertainty and concerns unleashed around the globe by the U.S.-China tariff battle are being felt locally. Businesspeople are afraid of permanently losing overseas markets or losing customers when prices start rising, Judith Kohler reports.
RTD’s newest line in southeast Denver metro will power development for years to come
A light rail stop at the Lone Tree Town Center station May 14, 2019. RTD will open the E, F, and R line extension Friday, May 17, 2019. (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)
On Friday, RTD’s Southeast Rail Extension will open to transit riders for the first time. Two of the three E, F and R line stops the 2.3-mile extension is bringing to the Douglas County city lie on the east side of the highway, Joe Rubino writes.
Paulino Gardens, popular Denver store, to close this summer after nearly 60 years
Josh McClaren of Denver shops for flowers and other plants at Paulino Gardens in Denver on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Paulino Gardens has announced it will close July 31 after nearly 60 years in business. (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)
The parking lot of Paulino Gardens — the popular retail gardening store and nursery that has operated in Denver for nearly 60 years — was packed Tuesday morning with cars circling, searching for spots. Maybe it was due to word getting out that the garden center will open its doors for the last time July 31, Saja Hindi and Joe Rubino report.
By the Numbers
Colorado Rockies’ Nolan Arenado watches his two-run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Fenway Park in Boston. (Winslow Townson, The Associated Press)
How many times the Rockies struck out against the Red Sox on Tuesday. Colorado still managed to win.
The nation’s birth rate last year reached a record low for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years.
How much the New Mexico governor’s office paid to bus asylum seekers to Denver-area churches.
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Actor Chevy Chase attends the Los Angeles premiere of “The Last Movie Star” at the Egyptian Theatre on March 22, 2018, in Hollywood, Calif. (Michael Tullberg, Getty Images)
+ Chevy Chase is coming to Denver to watch “Caddyshack” with his fans. — The Know
+ JUST IN: Recent James Beard winner Frasca and sister restaurant Tavernetta opening a wine bar at Union Station.
+ “You never expect that to happen”: STEM student Josh Jones rushed to take down school shooter.
+ 18-year-old STEM School shooting suspect faces 48 criminal charges.
+ Denver mayor race: Jamie Giellis unveils “team of rivals” strategy; Michael Hancock pitches continuity.
+ A-Basin extends its already long ski season by one weekend — at least. — The Know Outdoors
+ Former Rocky Mountain News reporter, Latino advocate Sherri Vasquez “loved life.” She was 56.
+ RTD’s electric 16th Street Mall buses cost nearly 60% more to operate than diesel coaches.
+ Columnist Mark Kiszla writes on why John Elway has done Vic Fangio no favors during the new coach’s brief tenure with Broncos.
+ Family of woman who hanged herself in Jefferson County jail sues for negligence.
+ Rockies’ Brendan Rodgers pounding on major-league door, but it’s not open — yet.
+ Avalanche re-signing Mikko Rantanen would make him team’s highest-paid player.
+ Colorado beer sales achieved new record at outset of 2019.
+ Colorado advises people to get measles vaccine if traveling to parts of U.S. with outbreaks.
+ GOP lawmaker ousted by Rep. Tom Sullivan won’t back recall effort.
On the Stove
+ In this week’s Get Cooking, Bill St. John takes a look at how to use the grain bulgur and offers a recipe for bulgur salad with carrots and almonds.
+ Recipe: Creamy roasted strawberry phyllo triangles. Cathy Barrow has tips on how to make the perfect wrap for a portable snack.
+ Recipe: St. Louis toasted ravioli. Deep frying something I already like? Yes please. — Garnish and Glaze
+ Video: Every way to cook a chicken breast, from roasting to panini pressing. — Bon Appétit
+ Cocktail: French 75. This classic drink is a little fizzy, a little sweet, simple and refreshing. — Liquor
What We’re Reading
+ While Congress sorts out Space Force, Colorado Springs hopes to be more than the temporary home of Space Command. — CPR
+ As tiny homes begin the move to Globeville, one resident reflects on their value while new neighbors worry. — Denverite
+ Can CBD really do all that? How one molecule from the cannabis plant came to be seen as a therapeutic cure-all. — The New York Times
+ The biggest limitation in exploring space might just be the human body. — Vox
Song of the Day
Song: “Young Blood”
Sounds like: Birdy — who turns 23 today — covered the 2010 hit song from The Naked & The Famous, making it entirely her own.
Follow our Spotify playlist for an endless fountain of tunes: Click this link or search “Mile High Roundup” in your app.
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