By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Tuesday, Rounduppers!
Today is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day, two days after National Ice Cream Day and two days before National Hot Fudge Sundae Day. For my waistline, I think I’ll just celebrate it with just one scoop.
Celebrating birthdays include actor Woody Harrelson (58), guitarist Slash (53) and actor Daniel Radcliffe (30).
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Hot with a chance of rain.
+ From the Editorial Board: “The Colorado Judicial Department scandal looks bad and we deserve to know what happened.”
+ Ask Amy: Lost Woman in the West is in her early 30s and wants to know how to move past her divorce.
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How Elijah Wilkinson became the early surprise of Broncos training camp
Elijah Wilkinson (68) of the Denver Broncos during morning warmups at UCHealth Training Center on July 22, 2019 in Englewood. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
Five days of Broncos training camp are in the books, setting the table for one big question: Are there any standout players who have surprised coaches? Let offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello take it from here: “I’ll say Elijah Wilkinson,” Kyle Fredrickson writes.
More from Broncos training camp:
Colorado state auditors investigating whistle-blower claims about fraud in Judicial Department
Ralph Carr Judicial Center in Denver. (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)
Colorado auditors since late May have been investigating allegations of spending abuse and fraud in the state’s Judicial Department following an anonymous whistle-blower letter that laid out those claims, David Migoya reports.
Colorado’s prison population was slated to set a record high. Now forecasters say that may not happen.
The Buena Vista Correctional Facility. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)
A radically revised prison population estimate shows that Colorado will likely avoid setting a new record high number of inmates and could give hope to Colorado lawmakers and advocates hoping to address crowded prisons without expanding bed capacity, Elise Schmelzer writes.
A fate “worse than death”: Aurora teen Lashaya Stine still missing after 3 years, family suspects human trafficking
Lashaya Nae Stine, now 19, has been missing for three years. (Provided by Aurora Police)
Three years ago this month, Lashaya Stine left her family’s Aurora home in the wee hours of the morning. Her last known location was near a bus stop where a surveillance camera recorded her crossing a street.
Her mother believes her daughter is a victim of trafficking, Saja Hindi reports.
“Hey Google, talk to The Denver Post”
“Alexa, open Denver Post”
By the Numbers
A parent-principal conference at Fairfield Elementary: Sinjin Jones, left, and Kristina Foutaine play the Stubbs; Sheryl McCallum, seated, is Principal Wadley. (Sarah Roshan, provided by Miners Alley Playhouse)
3.5 stars out of 4
The grade for Lisa Kennedy’s review of “Fairfield” at the Miners Alley Playhouse. — The Know
How much the Denver Broncos are worth, according to Forbes.
David Dahl’s batting average entering Tuesday. The Rockies outfielder is making strides, but he’s still a work in progress, Patrick Saunders writes.
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Members of the Trail Sisters Golden run on the Morrison Slide Trail in Matthews/Winters Park Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Golden. (Michael Ciaglo, Special to The Denver Post)
+ A beginner’s guide to trail running in Colorado. And here are the best trail running routes along the Front Range. — The Know Outdoors
+ Ivanka Trump visited Lockheed Martin in Littleton as part of a workforce development tour.
+ Father of Shanann Watts addresses online harassment following his daughter’s and granddaughters’ murders.
+ What parts of Colorado see the most lightning?
+ Why are bikes banned from Denver’s 16th Street Mall? And will it ever change?
+ 10th Circuit reverses TABOR ruling, says lawsuit can challenge Colorado law’s constitutionality.
+ ICE director defends Aurora facility as members of Congress call for end to for-profit detention centers.
+ Weekend flash floods bring warnings about the dangers of rising water.
+ Wayne Knox dies: Longest serving Colorado House representative was 92.
+ A man’s body was pulled from Blue River in Breckenridge.
+ Adults cited in a Lakewood youth baseball brawl take plea deal in court.
What We’re Reading
+ How to tell if you’re officially burned out. — New York Post
+ Colorado isn’t the desert. A sustainable lawn doesn’t have to be rocks, cacti and ugly. — CPR
+ Yes, Congress Park Pool will shut down in 2020 while they build a bigger, better pool.
Song of the Day
Song: “Through the Morning, Through the Night”
Artist: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Sounds like: Singer-songwriter Alison Krauss turns 48 today. In 2007, she teamed up with Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant to release the country album “Raising Sand.”
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