By Tynin Fries
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You’re almost to Friday, Rounduppers!
Today, we need to wish our beautiful state a Happy 143rd Birthday!
There are all kinds of “goodie bag” items you get out of this birthday party. For one, the state is putting on a party at the History Colorado Center that is free and supposed to have cake. Plus, Colorado’s 41 state parks will have free entry on Aug. 5.
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+ Today’s Weather: Not as hot as earlier this week. Plus, August looks like the month we’ll finally get monsoons.
+ From the Editorial Board: “The least drivers can do for cyclists who have died recently on Denver streets.”
+ Ask Amy: New parents are locked in a power struggle with the in-laws who won’t respect their child-rearing rules.
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John Hickenlooper’s presidential campaign is on pundits’ death watch
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper talks to reporters after the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (Carlos Osorio, The Associated Press)
National political observers and even some of his allies are saying it’s time for John Hickenlooper to bow out of the presidential race.
“I don’t understand why he’s still running.”
Jamelle Bouie, New York Times columnist
A former Hickenlooper aide told The Denver Post that he expects his team will know in the next two days whether the former Colorado governor has a viable path to the nomination.
Migrant, seasonal farm workers at Adams State University receive renewed federal funding for support amid a time of anxiety in their communities
In this file photo spring plowing is ongoing on a farm in the San Luis Valley near Hooper on March 30, 2017. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
Students whose families earn a living as migrant, seasonal farm workers will receive continued support through Adams State University’s program that offers them academic, emotional and financial support through $435,000 in federal funding.
The renewed funds come at an important time because many of the students and their families need the support to deal with the fear and isolation they feel in light of the Trump administration’s attitude toward immigrants, Elizabeth Hernandez writes.
Are Colorado’s oil and gas wars over? Hearing on new state law yields few signs of peace
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approved a set of rules for a new oil and gas law amid ongoing controversy over the process. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
Colorado’s oil and gas wars aren’t over.
The COGCC had its first vote on the new set of rules that will implement SB 181, which intends to overhaul Colorado’s oil and gas regulations to prioritize public health, safety, the environment and wildlife.
Broncos prepare for first preseason game Thursday
Josh Watson (54) of the Denver Broncos works out during Denver Broncos training camp on Friday, July 26, 2019. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
Are you wearing orange? Today is the first game of the Broncos preseason. Denver will face off against Atlanta in the Hall of Fame game at 6 p.m. today.
By the Numbers
Cyclists in the peloton race race through Red Rocks Park during Stage 3 of the Colorado Classic bike race on Aug. 18, 2018, in Denver. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
+ The number of world-class cyclists in the Colorado Classic women’s pro race this year.
+ The amount of money the Mecum Auction, where classic cars are sold, made in car sales in July.
+ The number of positions the Denver-based Whiting Petroleum slashed, totaling a third of its workforce.
+ The distance a man who suffered a gunshot wound rode on an RTD bus before getting help.
+ The amount that the state’s reinsurance program hopes to drop marketplace health care premiums after getting the federal OK.
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Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, N.Mexico, is an immersive hybrid between an art installation and a museum. (Dylan Owens, Denver Post file)
+ Put it on your calendar, Meow Wolf is coming to the Denver Zoo for Zooscovery Maker Day next week. — The Know
+ Debate fact check: Democratic rhetoric under scrutiny in Wednesday’s debate.
+ An overnight officer-involved shooting at 26th and Curtis streets in Five Point left one man injured.
+ A fire broke out at a Weld County oil and gas site, killing one worker at the scene.
SAD ROCKIES UPDATE
+ The search for a woman who was swept in the Roaring Fork River near Devil’s Punchbowl is ongoing today.
+ A large rockfall closed Boulder Canyon Drive until further notice.
+ Three years later, President Donald Trump’s portrait is going up at the Colorado Capitol today.
What We’re Reading
+ “How could she counsel students — or her daughter — to stand up to harassers if she didn’t do it herself?” That’s the question that a Merced gender studies teacher had to wrestle with at her school, where administrators were part of a #MeToo coverup. — Medium
+ This is a long one, but it’s worth your time if you want to read about the lawyer in Jeffrey Epstein’s deal: “Alan Dershowitz, Devil’s Advocate: The noted lawyer’s long, controversial career — and the accusations against him.” — The New Yorker
+ Climate change is having a huge impact on the reindeer population on the remote Arctic archipelago, Svalbard, where 200 reindeer starved to death last winter. — New York Times
Song of the Day
Song: “White Flag”
Artist: Bishop Briggs
Sounds like: Do you ever think about the soundtrack to your life? Well this one would play as I walked away from a burning building in slow motion having just saved the world, or like local news, from destruction. Basically, it’s an anthem.
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