By Robert Denton
firstname.lastname@example.org / @robertrdenton
Happy Thursday, Rounduppers.
It’s supposed to be nice out today, like really nice, which makes me want to get out on a paddleboard or go for a hike with my pup.
Alas, I’ll be here keeping an eye on the news. So let’s all try to get our work done so we can go do some exploring later this evening.
Now, on to the news…
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+ Today’s Weather: Warm today, with rain returning soon.
+ From the Editorial Board: “Want to repeal TABOR? We do too, but here’s some realistic advice.”
+ Ask Amy: Mrs. Robinson wonders if a relationship with someone 24 years her junior is appropriate.
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Denver widening Peña Boulevard to the airport in $93 million project
The Denver Airport Westin rises behind the “tents,” seen from the FAA control tower at the Denver International Airport. Feb. 20, 2015. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
The road’s approach to the airport could widen from six lanes to nine lanes in total, according to project documents. This first phase is focused on the 3.5-mile stretch of road near the airport and construction is scheduled for January 2020 to May 2022, Andrew Kenney reports.
An oral history of the Nuggets’ draft-night steal
Michael Porter Jr. of the Denver Nuggets poses for a portrait on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
The Nuggets had little hope that their pipe dream of landing Michael Porter Jr. in the 2018 NBA draft would come true. Even Porter said that Denver was the last place he expected to end up, reporter Mike Singer writes.
From the people who lived it, this is the story of how the Nuggets landed Michael Porter Jr.
Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights explained
Colorado Capitol building. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
No other state in the country has a law like Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Liberals loathe it and conservatives say it have kept government in check. Reporter Anna Staver has everything you need to know about it wrapped up in this nice FAQ.
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By the Numbers
George Bye, CEO of Bye Aerospace, stands for a portrait in his office located at the Centennial Airport in Englewood on June 07, 2019. (James Stukenberg, Special to The Denver Post)
The cost per flight hour to operate a new electric plane from Bye Aerospace, compared to $110 per flight hour for a traditional Cessna 172.
Age of Park Hill Golf Club, which is to be sold to developers in July.
Number of courses offered for dinner at this log cabin restaurant in an old mining town.
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Illegally possessed firearms seized by authorities displayed during a news conference on Oct. 9, 2018 in Los Angeles.
+ A Windsor man shipped gun parts hidden in toys to buyers around the world, indictment alleges.
+ JUST IN: Fire bans and warnings have been issued for parts of Colorado’s Front Range and Western Slope.
+ A public procession and funeral for fallen Colorado State Trooper William Modén is set for tomorrow.
+ This new campaign implores water conservation “For the Love of Colorado.”
+ The FTC signed off on $4.3 billion acquisition of Denver-based DaVita’s medical group yesterday.
+ Colorado wildlife officials are asking you to please leave baby deer alone.
+ An Aurora nursing home is being sued again after a resident beat a wheelchair-bound 92-year-old woman.
+ A man is accused of sexually assaulting five men after offering them rides outside Denver bars.
+ Who the national media thinks the Avalanche will select at No. 16 in the 2019 NHL draft.
+ The Hilton Garden Inn just scored one of Denver’s top chefs for its surprising new restaurant.
“Hey Google, talk to The Denver Post”
“Alexa, open Denver Post”
What We’re Reading
+ Cities start to question an American ideal: A house with a yard on every lot — The Upshot, New York Times
+ Robocalls are overwhelming hospitals and patients, threatening a new kind of health crisis — The Washington Post
+ “On Something” is a new podcast exploring Colorado after the legalization of marijuana — CPR and PRX
Song of the Day
Song: “Kickin’ Da Leaves”
Artist: Judah & The Lion
Sounds like: While I disagree with the poor spelling in the song’s title, this upbeat folk song featuring a banjo will give you some extra energy to help push through work when it’s so nice outside.
Also, this video was recorded by our friends at the Daily Camera up in Boulder, so that’s cool.
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