By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Tuesday, Rounduppers!
It’s National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, so remember don’t be that person who texts during movies or stare at your phone when having dinner with a friend.
Celebrating birthdays include actor/comedian Will Ferrell (52), Pro Football Hall of Famer Barry Sanders (51) and U.S. soccer star Carli Lloyd (37).
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Hawt.
+ From the Editorial Board: “Anti-American fringe radicals were at the Western Conservative Summit and the ICE detention center protest.”
+ Ask Amy: Walking a Tightrope wants to know how to keep a relationship casual with a friend “whose hobby is creating drama.”
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U.S. 36: CDOT will start search for answers, and blame, on 5-year-old section that’s crumbling
Significant damage on U.S. 36 caused by sub-structure and settlement issues is visible in Westminster on July 15, 2019. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
Four days after Colorado transportation officials closed part of U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder, they are only beginning to turn to the mystery of how a five-year-old road could fall apart in such dramatic fashion.
With a bypass of the eastbound lanes opened on Tuesday, CDOT in coming days will begin the work of assessing blame for the situation — and deciding whether the mess could have been prevented, Jon Murray reports.
Trying to sell a home in Denver? Ditch the carpet, shag or otherwise.
In this Nov. 20, 2008 file photo, a sign stands outside new home for sale in southeast Denver. (David Zalubowski, The Associated Press)
One piece of advice for home sellers looking to get the highest price possible — rip out that old carpet.
Opendoor provides sellers an instant offer on their homes, and then turns around and sells them. Since this fall, it has studied hundreds of local properties and is honing its sense of what does and doesn’t appeal to buyers, Aldo Svaldi writes.
Colorado schools evaluating how to teach about sexual consent as required by new state law
Clark Wilson, second from right, a ninth-grade student in the Douglas County School District, reads his statement in favor of HB19-1032 during public hearing at the Capitol in Denver on Jan. 30, 2019. Clark’s mother, Darien Wilson, right, listens and also testified in support of the bill. (Andy Cross, Denver Post file)
“Nothing in the legislation identifies any rules on what constitutes an acceptable lesson on consent.”
Jeremy Meyer, spokesman for the Colorado Department of Education
Over the next year, school districts serving hundreds of thousands of Denver-area students will take a look at whether their sex education classes are doing enough to teach about consent, Meg Wingerter reports.
By the Numbers
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez reacts after giving up a three-run home run to San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, July 15, 2019, in Denver. (David Zalubowski, The Denver Post)
How many runs the Rockies allowed Monday — including 19 in Game 1 — as the Giants swept Colorado in their doubleheader at Coors Field.
Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon’s batting average entering Tuesday, ranked fourth in the National League. Can he become the 10th Colorado player to win the batting title? Mark Kiszla and Kyle Newman discuss here.
More than two-thirds of Colorado voters support the state creating a retirement savings plan for private-sector employees whose employers do not offer one, according to a new survey.
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Stephanie and Floyd Rance pose for a portrait in their Aurora home on July 3, 2019. The couple, who co-founded Run&Shoot Filmworks, also founded The Color of Conversation Film Festival, which will run from July 18-20 at the Newman Center. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
+ New-to-Denver film fest highlights filmmakers of color this weekend at Newman Center. — The Know
+ Bureau of Land Management moving HQ to Grand Junction, Cory Gardner says.
+ Finally going to hike a 14er? Here’s a list of the best ones for beginners (Can vouch: Bierstadt is fun). — The Know Outdoors
+ Lindsey Horan: The USWNT “is more than just a soccer team right now.”
+ Ashlyn Harris: Former Valor Christian star Jaelene Hinkle was left off USWNT over her “intolerance,” not religion.
+ A new pizzeria is coming to Stanley Marketplace — and you can bring its dough home with you.
+ After a bruising election, Denver Mayor Hancock says the third term’s about consensus.
+ Rockies fan Jamie Ketchum throws out first pitch after surviving horrific accident.
+ John Hickenlooper finishes Q2 in the back of the presidential field with $1.1 million haul.
+ Boulder will host hearing on climate crisis by congressional committee.
+ Denver council approves Peña Boulevard rebuild as new members show climate philosophy.
+ Drivers who upgrade from basic auto insurance policies pay more, consumer group finds.
+ Boulder County marijuana sales jump by $1.4 million in May.
+ Post Malone and Swae Lee will play Denver’s Pepsi Center this fall. — The Know
+ A Longmont man has been accused of assaulting and running over a woman near Gordon Gulch in Boulder County.
+ Stan Kroenke and Denver-based Kroenke Sports & Entertainment accused by local Arsenal fans of “sucking the soul out of the club I love.”
What We’re Reading
+ Nucla survived the death of a would-be utopian society and the uranium bust. What’s its next act? — CPR
+ These 17-year-olds “didn’t really know how to garden.” Now they’ve got their first harvest in a City Park West shipping container. — Denverite
+ We watched 906 foul balls to find out where the most dangerous ones land. — FiveThirtyEight
+ You’ve heard of lab-grown meat. Now there’s lab-grown ice cream. — Vox
Song of the Day
Song: “Steal My Sunshine”
Sounds like: Summer. This 1998 single from one-hit wonder Len is carefree, fun and takes me back to the days of aimlessly wandering around in the hot weather.
Follow our Spotify playlist for an endless fountain of tunes: Click this link or search “Mile High Roundup” in your app.
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