By Robert Denton
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Hey Rounduppers, welcome to your Thursday newsletter.
Celebrating birthdays today are actor Matt LeBlanc, animator and writer Lauren Faust and athlete Walter Payton, who would have been 65.
Now, let’s get to the news…
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+ Today’s Weather: Warm, but not as hot as it has been. Oh, and more storms are expected.
+ From the Editorial Board: “Denver City Council should refuse to make Tom’s Diner a landmark against the owner’s wishes.”
+ Ask Amy: Very Concerned Vacationer cut a long trip short after a very upsetting incident with a relative.
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Columbine High School won’t be torn down and rebuilt, Jeffco superintendent announces
Officers patrol Columbine High School on April 17, 2019 after threats just before the 20th anniversary of the Columbine shooting. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)
“I want to express my appreciation and gratitude for the honest, respectful and civil way these discussions took place in the Columbine and larger Jeffco communities.”
Jason Glass, Jeffco schools superintendent
Jefferson County will opt for improved security at Columbine High School instead of pursuing a full rebuild, Superintendent Jason Glass announced yesterday. As Meg Wingerter reports, a public survey and other comments from the community demonstrated that the public did not support razing the building, Glass said.
Tiny-home villages could be allowed across much of Denver
Beloved Community Village, pictured March 1, 2019, houses a dozen residents in Denver. (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)
Denver Councilwoman at-large Robin Kniech is proposing a change to city rules that would allow tiny-home villages on far more properties. This would make it much easier and simpler to build the low-cost housing communities in Denver, Andrew Kenney reports.
Rep. Ken Buck gets attention for Mueller question about charging Trump after he leaves office
Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., questions former special counsel Robert Mueller as he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday. (Andrew Harnik, The Associated Press)
There was a lot of news coming out of former special council Robert Mueller’s seven hours of testimony yesterday (more below). One of the more noteworthy lines of questioning came from U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, a Windsor Republican and head of the Colorado Republican Party, Cindi Andrews explains.
How Broncos’ Tim Patrick aims to build on breakout season
Tim Patrick gets past DeVante Bausby for a reception at UCHealth Training Center earlier this week. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
“Playing those last couple games and having success, my confidence is through the roof right now.”
Tim Patrick, Broncos wide receiver
Tim Patrick went undrafted from Utah in 2017 and bounced between practice squads, but ended up beating out six players to earn a spot on the Broncos’ roster last year. Now he’s looking to move up on the depth chart, Kyle Fredrickson reports.
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By the Numbers
Rockies starter Jon Gray in the second inning yesterday in Washington. (Patrick Semansky, The Associated Press)
+ Number of innings that Jon Gray pitched against the Nationals in yesterday’s doubleheader before he left the game with an injury.
+ Amount of a settlement between two former Latino employees and a Thornton company in connection with a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit.
+ Number of NFL franchises Highlands Ranch grad Mike Purcell has been a part of before returning to Denver to join the Broncos.
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U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris greets supporters at the Story County Democrats Soup Supper at the Collegiate United Methodist Church Feb. 23, 2019, in Ames, Iowa. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post file)
+ 2020 Democratic primary: Kamala Harris is coming to Denver for Aug. 2 event
+ Denver church’s sign supporting immigrants vandalized, but congregation isn’t backing down
+ Greeley company pays more than $200,000 after allegedly extracting oil and gas it didn’t own
+ Aurora police ticket woman in connection with U.S. flag removal at ICE protest
+ Metro State University tests office for carcinogens after 4 employees diagnosed with cancer
+ Campaign for Coloradans to give up their TABOR refunds doesn’t exist – so far
+ Colorado poll: Gov. Jared Polis and Democrats overreached, but don’t recall them
+ Only one state generated more complaints about robocalls than Colorado, where residents receive 2.4 million a day
+ Denver man who shot at cop will serve additional 4-year prison sentence for escape
+ DA clears Grand Junction police officers who shot armed man in June
+ Woman fatally shot in Denver was union organizer, mother, grandmother
+ Colorado anglers can keep all the fish they can catch at the Great Sand Dunes (at least, temporarily) — The Know Outdoors
+ Nuggets announce Jamal Murray’s five-year contract extension
+ Rockies swept in doubleheader by Nationals, now 3-16 over last 19 games
+ Mel Tucker promotes CU Buffs alum Darrin Chiaverini: “It’s personal to him”
+ Broncos training camp rewind, Day 6: WR Emmanuel Sanders debuts in 7-on-7 drills
+ Pac-12 to move football title game to Las Vegas in 2020
What We’re Reading
+ Washington University clinic offers expectant moms with addiction drug treatment, prenatal care — St. Louis Public Radio
+ These maps show how many cities are much hotter than their surroundings — BuzzFeed News
Song of the Day
Song: “Edge of Town”
Artist: Middle Kids
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