By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Tuesday, Rounduppers!
Today is National Catfish Day, as in the fish that looks like it has a beard and not the online romance scam. Don’t do the latter today. Or ever.
Celebrating birthdays include comedian Ricky Gervais (58), former Nuggets star Dikembe Mutombo (53), actress Busy Philipps (40) and Korean pop star Rain (37).
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Joy and pain are like sunshine and rain.
+ From the opinion page: “Republicans and Democrats should join forces again for TABOR reform,” writes Don Marostica, former executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.
+ Ask Amy: Caught in the Middle and his wife gave his 20-year-old stepdaughter an ultimatum: Her 17-year-old boyfriend could only stay over on Fridays and Saturdays. She chose to move out.
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DIA, contractors start talks to keep terminal construction from spiraling out of control
Alex Webyu, middle, surveys an area to make sure it is level before concrete is poured on Level 6 of the terminal at Denver International Airport on June 18, 2019. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
Nearly a year into a complex, wall-to-wall renovation of Denver International Airport’s busy terminal building, travelers have faced cumbersome detours — and, increasingly, so has the massive project itself.
Substantial cost overruns and years of delays could take hold if airport officials and the contracting team fail to get the $650 million Great Hall Project back on track in summer mediation sessions between the two sides that began last week, Jon Murray reports.
Crowd estimated at 500 attends funeral for Broncos owner Pat Bowlen
Annabel Bowlen gets a kiss after funeral services for her husband and Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on June 24, 2019 in Denver. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
A crowd estimated at 500 people filed into the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on Monday to remember Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, who died June 13 at the age of 75 due to Alzheimer’s disease, Ryan O’Halloran and Kyle Fredrickson report.
If you’re hunting for apartment discounts in Denver metro, it’s clear where to look, and where not to
The Park Hill Station apartments at 40th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Denver include 156 affordable, income-restricted units. (Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post)
“There is a ton of variance in concessions. In parts of the metro area, you don’t see any concession and in some areas you see lots.”
David Pierce, a senior market analyst at the CoStar Group
Tenants looking at brand new apartment units in downtown Denver have the best chance of winning a break on the rent, while those in older suburban complexes may want to think twice before even asking the landlord for a discount. The discount rate on apartment rents across metro Denver this year is running 1.5 percent, Aldo Svaldi reports.
Bask in the Warmth and Radiance of Summertime
By the Numbers
Canoers pass a group of Canadian geese and their goslings on Smith Lake in Washington Park on a sunny day on June 6, 2019. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
How much Denver’s voters handed the city to spend on parks when they approved new sales taxes in November. Here’s how the city is planning on spending that money.
The Broncos’ predicted record for 2019, according to NFL Network’s Adam Rank.
The number of days in which Denver has reached 90 degrees in 2019.
Where Fort Collins ranks among the safest cities to drive in the U.S., according to a study by Allstate. Denver is 92nd.
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Built in 1906, Shelby’s Bar and Grill was once a mortuary. Owners Howard Nelson and his wife Nanette owned the bar for 28 years before closing the business on June 23, 2019. (Kira Horvath, The Denver Post)
+ Longstanding Shelby’s Bar officially closed downtown, makes way for a pair of condo towers.
+ JUST IN: 17-year-old with violent record escapes Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center in Golden.
+ Heads up: Bike to Work Day is tomorrow. Here’s where to find what will be out there. — The Know Outdoors
+ A Denver Spanish restaurant will cook paella at your home this summer. — The Know
+ Breckenridge troll Isak Heartstone reopens with new look in new location. — The Know Outdoors
+ Man wearing teal shorts who allegedly punched a victim at youth baseball game in Lakewood has been identified.
+ Yates Theater in Denver’s Berkeley neighborhood doesn’t have a liquor license yet, but it just moved one step closer.
+ A former group home director has been sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting teenage boys.
+ Denver council approves affordable housing, 16-floor tower near Sloan’s Lake.
+ Aurora police release body camera footage of brawl that led to Navy veteran’s death (Warning: The video is disturbing).
+ Death toll on Colorado rivers is rising because of heavy spring snowmelt.
+ The U.S. women’s national team survived a tough match with Spain as pressure mounts in the FIFA Women’s World Cup knockout rounds.
+ MillerCoors is working to develop biodegradable rings for beer cans to reduce plastic.
+ Jon Gray’s become the unexpected co-ace of the Rockies’ rotation.
+ Right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez to make Rockies debut today in San Francisco.
+ Derrick White: Nuggets’ playoff experience is “probably going to help them” in long term.
+ Details emerge in trade that sent Bol Bol to the Nuggets.
+ A Colorado Springs couple is among 11 killed in Hawaii skydiving plane crash.
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What We’re Reading
+ Bustang’s success might just pave the way for CDOT’s Front Range train dreams. — CPR
+ Trey Anastasio on the endurance of jam bands and the life of Phish. — The New York Times Magazine
+ Handling friends who overstay their welcome. — BBC America
+ Brewability Lab buys Brew on Broadway, will take over the space. — Westword
Song of the Day
Song: “Chop Suey!”
Artist: System of a Down
Sounds like: Rage. System of a Down was one of my favorite bands growing up and I loved their mix of soft melodies intermingled with super hard metal. Plus I loved playing this on Rock Band.
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