By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Tuesday, Rounduppers!
It’s National Filet Mignon Day. While super tender, this might be one of my least favorite cuts of beef, mainly because it lacks flavor. If anyone has a good recipe for this (aside from wrapping it in bacon), please send it my way.
Celebrating birthdays include actor Danny Bonaduce (60), acclaimed video game composer Koji Kondo (58) and former Rockies reliever Boone Logan (35).
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Sunny with a chance of late storms.
+ From the opinion page: “It’s not mental health causing these mass shootings and we need someone in the Senate who knows that,” writes Andrew Romanoff, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by Cory Gardner.
+ Ask Amy: Seriously Hurting has been married to a writer for nearly 30 years. She asked him to write down his feelings for her, but he’s pushed back.
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JUST IN: Denver airport moves to terminate contract with Great Hall construction partners
Passengers make their way around construction from the trains in the main terminal of Denver International Airport on June 18, 2019. Construction work has made less room for travelers. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
Denver International Airport has moved to terminate the $1.8 billion contract for its problem-plagued terminal renovation project, according to a source familiar with the decision and a new bond disclosure, Jon Murray reports.
Christopher Watts murder investigation: Recap of the case that drew international attention to a small Colorado town
Christopher Watts is seen in court during his arraignment hearing at the Weld County Courthouse on Aug. 21, 2018, in Greeley. Watts faced nine charges, including several counts of first-degree murder of his wife and his two young daughters. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)
“Our resilient and close-knit community, town staff and police department continue to mourn the loss of Shanann Watts and her children.”
Spokeswoman for the Town of Frederick
It’s been a year since the murders of Shanann Watts and her two young daughters. Reporter Elise Schmelzer recaps the case that brought a steady stream of documentaries and television shows have devoted time to the murders that rocked the small town of Frederick.
Alamo Drafthouse in Westminster criticized for lack of access to disabled patrons
Interiors and exteriors of the new Alamo Drafthouse Westminster. (Provided by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema)
Earlier this month, the new movie theater faced public criticism from a Denver resident, who took to social media to criticize its poor accessible parking situation and other gaps that make it hard to navigate for disabled patrons.
Since then, Alamo managers have met with city officials to discuss ways to improve accessibility even though the city said the movie house is in compliance with federal Americans With Disabilities Act requirements, Carina Julig reports.
“Draft Hick”: Scientists launch campaign urging Hickenlooper to join Senate race
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a candidate for president, speaks to members of the media in front of the state Capitol about the recent mass shootings, on Aug. 4, 2019 in Denver. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
“I think there’s one candidate who can beat Cory Gardner and send (Senate Majority Leader) Mitch McConnell into the minority and it’s John Hickenlooper.”
Josh Morrow, the 314 Action Fund’s executive director
A political action committee for scientists hopes to compel former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to abandon his presidential hopes and run for U.S. Senate in 2020. 314 Action Fund launched a website — DraftHickForSenate.com — on Tuesday, Justin Wingerter writes.
“Hey Google, talk to The Denver Post”
“Alexa, open Denver Post”
By the Numbers
Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen (96) against the Calgary Flames in the first period at the Scotiabank Saddledome during the first round of the NHL playoffs April 11, 2019. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
Where Avs forward Mikko Rantanen ranks among the league’s top wingers, according to NHL Network’s countdown series.
When the Nuggets will kick off their 2019-20 regular season campaign. Here’s a look at 10 games to watch as well as the full schedule.
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Mammatus clouds over the city of Denver on Aug. 12, 2019 at The Denver Post production facility. (Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post)
+ What was with those crazy clouds over Denver Monday night?
+ What Colorado’s top chefs cook when they go camping. — The Know Outdoors
+ A rattlesnake bit musician Mike Posner in Colorado during his walk across America. — The Know Outdoors
+ DIA rejects Great Hall contractor’s cost and delay claim over weak concrete in terminal.
+ “Who killed 14-year-old Aiden?” Denver police want to know.
+ Jeffco Public Schools hired a nurse to help students who suffer concussions succeed in the classroom.
+ Denver’s Adan Gonzales shocked the world Saturday after he beat two-time Olympic boxing champion Robeisy Ramirez.
+ Colorado farms turn to technology amid water warnings in Southwest U.S.
+ A judge has postponed Mark Redwine’s trial after his attorney was arrested.
+ A memorial service was held for Jonelle Matthews after her remains were found 34 years after she went missing.
+ Rockies’ Nolan Arenado: “Not as bad as our record, but we can’t match good teams.”
+ Opera legend Placido Domingo accused of sexual harassment by several women.
What We’re Reading
+ Meth “has come back with a vengeance” In Colorado. — CPR
+ If you’re looking for that giant “Art of Cycling” sculpture, it moved to City of Cuernavaca Park. — Denverite
+ The 14 most notorious inmates at the ADX in Florence. — 5280
+ “Fiend” Bray Wyatt aces SummerSlam, instantly becomes WWE’s most intriguing star. — Bleacher Report
Song of the Day
Artist: Peter Gabriel
Sounds like: All the feels. Gabriel’s orchestral cover of David Bowie’s classic is haunting and somber, and perfectly captured the ending to the third season of “Stranger Things.” If you haven’t watched it yet, do so now.
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