By Matt Schubert
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Welcome to Friday, Roundup readers.
No doubt, it is a somber one for most Coloradans as we say goodbye to Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, who died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Denver Post Broncos writers past and present put together several stories recounting the impact the Hall of Famer had on his franchise, the players who played for him and the state of Colorado. You can find them all here.
Rest in peace, Mr. B. You will be greatly missed.
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+ Today’s Weather: Hot, with stormy weather on the way
+ From the opinion page: “Chris Brown headlining Summer Jam is a stain on Denver,” writes Denver Post critic-at-large John Wenzel
+ Ask Amy: Just Friends wants to, well, just be friends, but the message doesn’t seem to be getting through. Can this friendship be salvaged?
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Pat Bowlen dies: Hall of Fame Broncos owner was 75
Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen discusses the release of Head Coach Mike Shanahan Tuesday, December 30, 2008. (John Leyba, The Denver Post)
“His soul will live on through the Broncos, the city of Denver and all of our fans.”
Statement from the Bowlen family
Pat Bowlen, the owner of the most successful sports franchise in Colorado history, died Thursday after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Ryan O’Halloran writes.
Here’s a timeline of key moments in the Hall of Fame owner’s life and career, and a look at what’s next for the Broncos in the wake of his death
On 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the Denver LGBTQ community reflects on the moment that ‘blew open the doors’
Donaciano Martinez, 72, stands in his front yard with his homemade sign at his home in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (Kelsey Brunner, The Denver Post)
“Generations are still being affected by the period of gay liberation.”
David Duffield, history director for The Center on Colfax
The 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City are a flash point in the contemporary gay rights movement that led others across the country to push for equal rights in their communities, Carina Julig writes.
That included Denver, which had a gay revolt of its own four years later at City Council, when activists forced the city to repeal its anti-gay laws.
Now, five decades later, in the capital of a state that just elected the country’s first openly gay governor, the Denver LGBTQ community is reflecting on that moment in New York and how much has changed since.
Denver Pridefest 2019
Denver’s latest health trend doesn’t involve a spin bike or juice cleanse. Instead, it’s a needle and IV bag.
Kara Dingboom is prepped by registered nurse Rachel Fleishaker for an IV of health and wellness Ð, a mix of B-complex, vitamin C and magnesium sulfate Ð, at Hydrate IV Bar on Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
“Think of us as a smoothie bar. Some ingredients are for your immune system, some for mood. This is just a more effective delivery system. It fills your tank to full.”
Katie Wafer, founder and owner of Hydrate IV Bar
For a little more than $100, you too can have a needle stuck into your arm and an IV bag loaded with saline solution and vitamins mainlined directly into your veins.
As the rapid growth of Denver-born Hydrate IV Bar demonstrates, there are plenty of people in the Mile High metro willing to deal with a little sting — to their arms or their pocketbooks — to get water-soluble vitamins and nutrients pumping through their veins, Joe Rubino writes.
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By The Numbers
The bar at Morin, led by Mary Allison Wright and McLain Hedges. Their wine program was featured on Wine Enthusiast’s 100 best wine restaurants of 2019. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
+ Number of Colorado establishments — including three in Denver — that made Wine Enthusiast magazine’s 100 best wine restaurants list.
+ Percentage of Colorado kindergartners in the 2018-19 school year who received the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine — the lowest in the country.
+ Number of votes — out of 144,795 cast — that Denver City Councilman Paul López beat public policy attorney Peg Perl by in the June 4 runoff for clerk and recorder’s race.
+ Annual economic impact made by the University of Colorado Denver on the state through research, student spending, construction and teaching.
+ Age, in years, of a Glenwood Springs girl who climbed the iconic nose of El Capitan at Yosemite National Park, making her the youngest to ever do so.
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Ben Shettsline struts his stuff across a newly painted Broadway Rainbow Crosswalk during the annual Crosswalk Walk-Off on June 15, 2018. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
+ Denver PrideFest weekend hath returned, and here’s 17 ways to celebrate in the Mile High City. — The Know
+ What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a blunt and a bro hug? — The Know
+ It’s Food & Wine Classic weekend in Aspen — which is apparently different from every other weekend in Aspen, where ski season refuses to die. — The Know
+ Luxuriate in drinks mixed by a Spirits Master™ at this over-the-top cocktail bar in Cherry Creek.
+ Denver is in bloom. Catch a whiff at one of these free public gardens in the city. — The Know Outdoors
+ Heading out on the trail this weekend? Be aware: It’s tick season. — The Know Outdoors
+ For Denver park booze hounds: A few ground rules. — The Know Outdoors
Every spring, The Denver Post puts out a weekly gardening section covering everything from basic terminology to tips for stopping Japanese beetles. While this runs in print, we’ll also be including a short gardening section here every Friday. Hope you enjoy and may your tomato plants flourish.
A man covers himself with his coat as he walks down west Colfax Avenue during a heavy rain and hail storm on May 14, 2018, in Lakewood. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)
This week’s Grow is all about hail. Well, hail and succulents. The bad news, your beloved gardens are only going to get more pounded with hail. The good news, we know some ways to help protect your green children.
+ How to prevent hail damage to gardens in Colorado
+ How to salvage your garden after a Colorado hail storm rips it apart
+ Popular succulents are being stolen from California parks and sold on the black market
+ Four Colorado nursing homes appeared on a previously unreleased list of facilities across the country that have documented patterns of poor care for their residents.
+ Before Columbine High School is torn down and replaced, as was proposed last week in an effort to thwart the “morbid fascination” with the site of the 1999 massacre, the Jefferson County community would first have to approve of the idea.
+ Columbine survivor and addiction recovery advocate Austin Eubanks died of a heroin overdose last month, according to an autopsy report from the Routt County Coroner’s Office.
+ A Lakewood man with six prior DUIs was convicted of first-degree murder in a 2018 DUI crash that killed a 25-year-old woman.
+ Colorado’s two presidential hopefuls, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and former Gov. John Hickenlooper, qualified for the first presidential primary debates.
+ The University of Denver named Jeremy Haefner the school’s 19th chancellor Thursday.
+ An Aurora woman allegedly killed by an ex-boyfriend had previously reported alleged domestic violence to police.
+ The Interstate 70 expansion’s main contractor has asked Denver to extend its authorization to exceed nighttime noise limits for more than three years.
+ Two teachers’ unions have sued Adams County School District 14 and the Colorado State Board of Education over hiring an outside manager to run the troubled school district.
+ Three Arapahoe County deputies who shot and killed an armed 18-year-old man in Centennial will not face any criminal charges.
+ A deer in Colorado struck by a motorcycle on Interstate 70 gave birth to a fawn before dying.
What We’re Reading
+ Somehow, I left the 2019 NBA Finals feeling sorry for the Golden State Warriors. A month ago, I would’ve thought that idea insane. — The Ringer
+ This Colorado teenager is one of SUP river surfing’s brightest stars — 5280
+ Answering the question: Does Colorado have grizzly bears? — Colorado Public Radio
+ New York, a hot bed of the nation’s measles outbreak, eliminated religious exemptions for immunizations on Thursday — New York Times
Song of the Day
Song: “Express Yourself”
Sounds like: On the 50th birthday of MC Ren, I give you an N.W.A. classic that is about as SFW as they get. There’s a certain amount of comedy in a man rapping he doesn’t “smoke weed or sess” and urging others to do the same a few years before releasing a solo album titled “The Chronic.” Thank you, Dr. Dre. You’re a true capitalist.
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