By Robert Denton
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Hi everyone, my name is Rob Denton. This is my first Roundup so I figured I should introduce myself real quick.
I’m from Colorado but spent the last few years in Oregon. The Pacific Northwest is great, but I’m really excited to be back home.
Some things I’ve been missing most: Live music at Red Rocks, Rocky Mountain alpine lakes and Nerf’s LOL at 5:05.
With that, let’s get to the news.
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+ Today’s Weather: Thunderstorms and rain
+ From the opinion page: “The value of nature and the nature of value,” guest columnist Paul C. Sutton writes.
+ Ask Amy: One reader is looking for guidance on how to navigate a polyamorous relationship
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Abortion cost Colorado Democrats in 2014. They’re counting on defeating Cory Gardner with it in 2020.
Then-incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., left, and his opponent then-U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., face off during a televised debate in 2014. (Brennan Linsley, The Associated Press)
Cory Gardner, a freshman U.S. senator, is facing a tough re-election fight in 2020, just as then-Sen. Mark Udall did in 2014. Democrats, at least for now, believe abortion is a winning issue for them in 2020, just as Udall did five years ago, Justin Wingerter writes.
Will Denver’s drinkers soon be able to carry their booze from place to place in “common consumption areas”?
Gavin Hole and his girlfriend, Jillian Chamberlin, of San Diego stayed at the Maven hotel and were killing time with wine in the Cellar at the Dairy Block until their flight home May 21, 2019. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
Denver may soon join a handful of other Colorado cities where bar patrons can take their drinks from one bar or business to another in a designated area. The example above is one often cited by advocates who want Denver to join Aurora and Fort Collins in allowing “common consumption areas,” Saja Hindi reports.
Jamie Giellis’ RiNo legacy includes a pricier office. Thinking big or wasting money?
Zeppelin Station on Thursday, March 1, 2018. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
In 2018, with the guidance of then-President Jamie Giellis, the organization’s board voted to move from an $800-a-month room on Blake Street to an $8,200-a-month suite in Zeppelin Station, a new indoor marketplace, Andrew Kenney reports.
Mayor Michael Hancock’s sexual harassment scandal still simmers for some Denver voters as runoff approaches
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock during an interview in his office with Denver7 in February 2018, discussing suggestive test messages he sent to a security detail officer. (The Denver Channel)
A year ago, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s sexual harassment scandal — involving the revelation of suggestive text messages he sent to a female security detail officer years earlier — was dominating headlines. Now the issue has faded from the forefront, but plenty of voters haven’t forgotten, Jon Murray writes.
By the Numbers
People make their way up the The Manitou Incline Trail. (Joshua Berman, Special to The Denver Post)
About the number of steps and feet of elevation gain Steve Stermer runs twice a day at the Manitou Incline.
Colorado’s snowpack is about five times bigger than it was a year ago at this time.
About 8.3 percent of Denver is parkland, which is slightly less than the national average of 9.4 percent and way behind other major U.S. cities, according to a recent survey.
The local time a violent tornado touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri last night.
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Xcel Energy-Colorado is seeking a rate increase tp strengthen the grid and protect against wildfire damage to infrastructure. (The Denver Post file)
+ Colorado’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, is seeking a rate hike that would start next year.
+ Equal pay becomes Colorado law. Here’s what it means for companies.
+ The CU/CSU basketball rivalry is in jeopardy because of a new scheduling mandate from the Pac-12.
+ Here are five quirky summer festivals that are quintessential Colorado. — The Know
+ The Colorado inmate with the longest time spent in solitary confinement in a federal prison died this month.
+ The Rockies’ pitching rotation is a disaster — minus German Marquez.
+ How to downsize your vegetable gardens.
+ The Blues are back in the Stanley Cup Final after nearly 50 years of weird.
+ Aspen couple pleads guilty in college admissions scam that ensnared Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin.
+ Bee hotels: Here is everything you need to know about insect nesting sites.
What we’re reading
+ The dogs that sniff you at DIA don’t (and aren’t allowed to) care about marijuana. — CPR
+ The people of Stapleton will vote on changing the neighborhood’s name — but only the property-owning people. — Denverite
+ How “The Temple of Doom” changed the MPAA ratings system. — Hollywood Reporter
+ Who is Adam Pisces, and why is he ordering so many cokes from Domino’s Pizza? — Reply All podcast
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