By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Tuesday, Rounduppers!
It’s National Sugar Cookie Day! Younger me was all about sugar cookies, especially when I discovered that adding frosting was an option. Then I discovered I could just eat the frosting. I would not have been a healthy kid if left to my own devices.
Celebrating birthdays include pianist John Tesh (67), actor Tom Hanks (63), musician Courtney Love (55) and actor Fred Savage (43).
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Sunny and warm.
+ From the opinion page: “Mohammed bin Salman is our newest Saddam Hussein,” writes columnist Jackson Diehl.
+ Ask Amy: Reluctant Art Collector commissioned his wife’s cousin to paint her in the nude. But that was more than five years ago.
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Centennial approves urban camping ban, becoming latest metro area community to do so
Authorities clean up a homeless encampment along the South Platte River in Englewood last month. Next door, in Centennial, city leaders were to decide on Monday whether to enact a camping ban or not. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
“I don’t think camping in public areas is the right way to deal with the homeless. I live here and I want to keep it safe.”
Pat Benhmida, a Centennial resident
Leaders in this sprawling suburb south of Denver voted 9-0 on Monday to prohibit camping on city-owned property, joining several other cities in the metro area that have already made the controversial move, John Aguilar reports. Centennial becomes the fourth city in the metro area to ban urban camping, following Boulder, Denver and Parker.
Denver auditor asks city to take action against airport Westin hotel for withholding records
The Denver Airport Westin rises behind the “tents,” seen from the FAA control tower at the Denver International Airport, on Feb. 20, 2015. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
“I am certain the airport is also not monitoring the money as it should. That’s a problem for all taxpayers who care about the asset they helped pay to build.”
Denver Auditor Tim O’Brien
The city may own the massive glass-winged hotel built next to the terminal at Denver International Airport, but local officials still don’t know for sure how much money its operator is making. That is the gist of a letter sent Monday by Denver Auditor Tim O’Brien to Mayor Michael Hancock asking that city attorneys “take action to require the Westin to comply with Denver law and the terms of its lease,” Jon Murray writes.
“I don’t have a Plan B”: Colorado immigrants wait nervously as threat of ICE deportation roundups looms
“People are so afraid because they think immigration and ICE are going to show up anywhere, in schools, hospitals, churches and schools.”
Gina Millan of the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights
In the weeks since President Trump threatened mass deportations, immigrants living illegally in Colorado have been consumed with fear as they explore options to protect themselves and their families from any coming roundups.
Meanwhile, advocacy groups are training immigrants about their civil rights and teaching concerned U.S. citizens on what to do when they see agents trying to arrest someone. The threats also have triggered political protests in Denver, Boulder and Aurora, Saja Hindi and Justin Wingerter report.
Recall petition for Colorado Gov. Jared Polis approved; signature-gathering could start this week
Gov. Jared Polis arrives to the House chambers accompanied by state Reps. Bri Buentello and Marc Catlin before delivering his first State of the State address on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
A group that wants to recall Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has been given the green light to start circulating petitions to get a special election on the ballot this fall. The Secretary of State’s Office approved Dismiss Polis’ petition format on Monday afternoon — the six-month anniversary of the governor’s inauguration, Anna Staver writes.
By the Numbers
From the boat-in campsites, Horsetooth Reservoir visitors can see the heavily traveled eastern shore from a less-crowded location. (Jeff Stahla, Loveland Reporter-Herald)
The number of options in our list of places you can rent a boat for the day in Colorado. — The Know Outdoors
The number of RTD tickets sold on the Uber app since the ride-sharing service added the option in May.
Where metro Denver ranks for job growth out of the 51 largest metros with a population of 1 million or more.
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The Campus Lounge is at the intersections of Bonnie Brae Blvd, Exposition Ave and University Blvd at 701 South University Blvd on Sept. 20, 2016 in Denver. The Campus Lounge, a Bonnie Brae neighborhood staple, has closed for the third time. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
+ The Campus Lounge, beloved south Denver bar, goes dark for the third time since 2016.
+ How Nolan Arenado’s off-field discipline made the Rockies’ third baseman a 5-time all-star.
+ Broncos Position Preview: Another off-season, another overhaul at quarterback.
+ PHOTOS: Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver.
+ Angela Williams running for U.S. Senate in crowded race to face Cory Gardner.
+ Ross Perot, the Texas billionaire who twice ran for president, has died.
+ Walnuts? Limes? Grapefruits? How to properly measure hail — and why it matters.
+ A judge hits the brakes on car dealers’ lawsuit against state rule boosting fuel efficiency.
+ Colorado Secretary of State warns businesses about bogus flyers.
+ Thousands of cutthroat returned to the wild after 2016 Hayden Pass fire.
+ A moose was relocated from Broomfield area to Park County.
+ John Daly withdraws from British Open after being told he can’t ride in a cart.
+ A family brawl breaks out in Disneyland’s Toontown.
What We’re Reading
+ It’s one of Denver’s cutest secrets: Hidden elves in the Nature and Science Museum. — CPR
+ “A bit like nudging a 2-ton boulder”: Locals and officials are trying to revitalize South Sheridan Boulevard. — Denverite
+ Broncos radio to be replaced by Rush Limbaugh, “Freedom” talk. — Westword
+ 16 simple ways to stop wasting food and slice your grocery budget. — The Penny Hoarder
Song of the Day
Song: “The Rose With The Broken Neck”
Artist: Danger Mouse (feat. Jack White)
Sounds like: Jack White turns 44 today. This is a track off of Rome, one of my favorite projects he was involved with. Danger Mouse teamed up with Italian composer Daniele Luppi to create an album inspired by spaghetti western music. Both White and Norah Jones made appearances on tracks.
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