By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Wednesday, Rounduppers!
Today is National Running Day. If you find running to be a daunting task, here’s a guide on how to start if you’re a beginner. The hardest part is getting out the door.
Celebrating birthdays include saxophonist Kenny G (63), actor Jeff Garlin (57) and “Office Space” star Ron Livingston (52).
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Could be stormy.
+ From the opinion page: “Colorado, and others in the West, lead the way on reducing carbon emissions,” writes Jon Goldin-Dubois, president of Western Resource Advocates.
+ Ask Amy: Upset Sister-in-Law and her husband were looking at photos from their brother-in-law’s iPad when they saw pictures of nude young girls. Now she wants to know what she should do.
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“Alexa, open Denver Post”
Denver mayor’s race: Michael Hancock defeats Jamie Giellis, winning a third and final term
Incumbent Denver Mayor Michael Hancock declares victory as results show him with an 11-point lead over challenger Jamie Giellis during his election night watch party at the EXDO Event Center in Denver on June 4, 2019. (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)
Mayor Michael Hancock won re-election to a third term Tuesday night in one of the most expensive and strident races in Denver’s recent memory — a contest fueled by angst and anger over the city’s rapid redevelopment, but decided in its final weeks on questions of race and gender, Andrew Kenney reports.
Colorado won’t blow up massive boulder that destroyed highway. Here’s why.
A rock slide on Colorado 145 between Cortez and Telluride closed the highway on Memorial Day weekend. (Colorado Department of Transportation)
“We expect that for generations to come, people will have the opportunity to observe this geological masterpiece that we’re calling Memorial Rock.”
Gov. Jared Polis
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday that his administration has opted not to destroy an 8.5 million pound boulder that destroyed a portion of Highway 145 between Cortez and Telluride during Memorial Day weekend. Instead, the state will shift the course of the highway and make the rock — which is the size of a house — a new landmark, Nic Garcia writes.
Funeral home in Denver’s Berkeley neighborhood could be demolished to make way for 58 townhomes
The Olinger Moore Howard-Berkeley Park Funeral Chapel at 4345 W. 46th Ave. in Denver. (Google Earth)
When the Olinger Moore Howard-Berkeley Park Funeral Chapel ceased hosting services earlier this year, it was clear redevelopment was looming. Now an application has been filed with the city to demolish the building to make way for dozens of new townhomes, Joe Rubino reports.
Cafes and Collectibles at the World Wide Antique & Vintage Show. June 7-9, Friday & Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-4 @ the Denver Mart Expo building I-25 and 58th Ave.
By the Numbers
Colorado’s Rashaan Salaam (19) dives over the goal line for a 1-yard touchdown against Michigan in 1994. (Werner Slocum, The Associated Press)
How many Heisman Trophy winners from the 20th century are not in the College Football Hall of Fame. That one? Former Colorado star running back Rashaan Salaam.
Where the Avalanche will select the first of its two first-round picks in the NHL draft later this month. Here’s who several media outlets believe may go to Colorado.
How much Colorado oil and gas regulators issued in fines to the industry last year.
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Voodoo Doughnut is offering a $1 Homer doughnut special for National Doughnut Day on June 7. (Provided by Voodoo Doughnut)
+ Mmmmm… sprinkles. Some sweet metro Denver shops to try on National Doughnut Day (tomorrow) — or any day. — The Know
+ Rattlesnake season has returned along the Front Range. Here’s what you need to know. — The Know Outdoors
+ Revelry Kitchen closes, will reopen elsewhere in Denver.
+ CU and CSU are partnering to open a joint medical-school program in Fort Collins.
+ City crews and police removed a homeless embankment in Englewood.
+ WATCH: Mia Hamm and Colorado’s own Mallory Pugh are featured in a new Gatorade commercial.
+ A veteran who was arrested multiple times after giving the bird to Buena Vista is now suing the city.
+ Aurora OKs an oil and gas well project on 6-4 vote.
+ Should the Colorado Avalanche pursue Artemi Panarin in free agency? It’s worth considering.
+ Why new quarterback Joe Flacco gets the Broncos back in the NFL playoff conversation. Columnist Mark Kiszla explains.
+ Mullen alum Maverick Handley yesterday was the first Colorado player picked in 2019 MLB draft. Regis Jesuit’s Quin Cotton was also selected.
On the Stove
+ In this week’s Get Cooking, Bill St. John takes a look at the art of finishing sauces for fish dishes, and offers a recipe for an onion confit.
+ Recipe: Quite cheesy sharp cheddar soufflé. Cookbook author Martha Holmberg has tips on how to make a soufflé. Her biggest tip: Stop trying so hard.
+ Recipe: Chocolate Chunk Tahini Blondies. Looking to get that summer bod? This recipe won’t help, but it is chocolaty and gooey.
+ Video: Andrew Rea tries his hand at making breakfast from Hayao Miyazaki’s “Howl’s Moving Castle,” including homemade bacon. — Binging with Babish
+ Cocktail: Coffee bourbon cocktail. I had a version of this Sunday night. Great for coffee lovers. — The Spruce Eats
What We’re Reading
+ A Colorado effort to accelerate access to electric vehicles loses charge. — CPR
+ Whittier Cafe might not survive the sale of its building, and regulars are ready to help. — Denverite
+ Ken Jennings on what James Holzhauer’s “Jeopardy!” streak meant. — The Atlantic
+ From injuries to finding herself through the growing pains. Now, at 21, Colorado’s own Mallory Pugh is poised to perform miracles for the USWNT. — Bleacher Report
Song of the Day
Song: “Blue Caravan”
Artist: Vienna Teng
Sounds like: Rich and deep, this ballad from the software engineer-turned-singer-songwriter is hauntingly beautiful. Check it out.
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