By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Tuesday, Rounduppers!
Today is National Splurge Day, which sounds like something that was created by a retail shop to encourage sales, like “Cyber Monday.” I’m celebrating with wings and a beer with some friends after work, which was already planned before I knew this was a thing.
Celebrating birthdays today include former Rockies star Andres Galarraga (58), country star Blake Shelton (43) and Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (30).
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Wet.
+ From the opinion page: “Let’s talk magic mushrooms, Denver, now that they are decriminalized,” writes Kevin Matthews, executive director of the Society for Psychedelic Outreach, Reform, and Education.
+ Ask Amy: Needs an Intervention has a daughter who has a hoarding problem — “Kelsie isn’t a ‘collector,’ so much as she never throws anything away.” Now she wants to know how to help.
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Broncos Stadium development — sprouting from its parking lots — could stretch all the way to Federal Boulevard
A view of Broncos Stadium at Mile High. (Provided by Mark Samuelson)
“While we have a long way to go to make this vision a reality, this plan is the first step in that direction.”
Matt Sugar, Metropolitan Football Stadium District stadium affairs director
The Denver City Council on Monday approved the broad strokes of a new neighborhood that could rise from some of the parking lots around Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Backed by the Denver Broncos, the proposed development follows in the footsteps of other high-density stadium developments around the country, Andrew Kenney reports.
Bask in the Warmth and Radiance of Summertime
Outdoor recreation industry faces ballooning costs if new tariffs are slapped on, analysis shows
Sales and Marketing Coordinator Stephen Goddard unpacks headwear and accessories in the showroom at the Salewa North America office in Boulder on Monday, June 17, 2019. (Kelsey Brunner, The Denver Post)
The review by The Trade Partnership, an economic research and consulting firm in Washington, D.C., found the last round of tariffs, imposed on $200 billion worth of imports, cost outdoor recreation companies a total of $1.1 billion from September 2018 through April of this year. That was before President Donald Trump’s administration raised tariffs to 25% from 10%, Judith Kohler reports.
TABOR can be wiped out in one vote, Colorado Supreme Court rules
In this file photo, the Colorado Supreme Court Building is seen on Dec. 9, 2015. (Cliff Grassmick, Daily Camera)
“We want to gather a broad cross-section of voter opinion on different proposals and determine if that is the direction Colorado wants to go in the future.”
Carol Hedges, Colorado Fiscal Institute executive director
The Colorado State Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Taxpayer Bill of Rights can be erased with a single vote of state residents — a 5-2 decision that upended conventional wisdom and could put critics of the constitutional amendment in a difficult political position, Anna Staver writes.
By the Numbers
With an average temperature of 41.9 degrees so far in 2019 (through Sunday), Denver is off to its coldest start to a calendar year since 1983.
The last time there was an increase in the federal minimum wage. This is the longest period without an increase in the law’s eight-decade history.
How much Colorado arts organizations raked in from federal grants in 2019.
Starting today, this is the new drop-off and pick-up location for Uber and Lyft at Denver International Airport.
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Oscar Menzel, back, and Peter Kroke, front, try to stay balanced as they compete in the SUP SIX race sponsored by Solstice Paddle boards during the Outdoor Retailer’s summer show Demo Day at the swimmer’s beach in Chatfield State Park on June 17, 2019. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
+ Giant paddle boards, electric bikes that can haul more than 350 pounds: the Outdoor Retailer Demo Experience had that and more.
+ Community members make play to save Tom’s Diner from demolition.
+ Here are 6 beautiful Colorado highways that are great for summer road trips. — The Know Outdoors
+ “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” author and host Samin Nosrat is coming to Denver.
+ Denver is attracting renters from New York, D.C., Chicago, while some Denver renters are looking to relocate nearby, report shows.
+ Denver Public Schools sees surge of interest in committee to reshape how schools are ranked.
+ Congressional panel proposed to investigate U.S. Olympic Committee after Larry Nassar case.
+ Colorado share of settlement wipes out $1.6 million in ITT student loans.
+ Douglas County School Board may cut STEM School Highlands Ranch charter to one year amid security concerns.
+ After homestand ends in disaster, Rockies must rise from the mat for nine-game divisional road trip.
+ The driver of a pickup truck that hit and killed a Colorado trooper was in the left lane, CSP says.
+ Denver now has an interim interim planning director.
+ If Emmanuel Sanders loses a step, what’s the plan at receiver? Ryan O’Halloran answers this and more in this week’s Broncos Mailbag.
+ Broncos president/CEO Joe Ellis: No time crunch in process to find Pat Bowlen’s successor.
+ Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon named National League player of the week.
+ Trump vows mass immigration arrests, removals of “millions of illegal aliens” starting next week.
What We’re Reading
+ Why housing policy feels like generational warfare. — The Atlantic
+ Thirst for Colorado bottled water uses tiny percent of state’s precious resource. — CPR
+ Sexy Pizza is opening its fourth location at Park Hill Commons. — Denverite
+ Was Tiger Woods chewing Colorado gum at the Masters? — 5280
Song of the Day
Song: “Hey Jude”
Artist: The Beatles
Sounds like: In celebration of Sir Paul McCartney’s 77th birthday, here’s one of my favorite songs written by him. The tune is 51 years old and a timeless classic.
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