By Robert Denton
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Wow, yesterday and today have been full of news. We have updates on a new Denver officer-involved shooting, the Jeffco fire, Tom’s Diner, the Colorado Springs officer-involved shooting, school test scores and Hickenlooper’s political future.
Not to mention, a whole host of other stories from around Colorado.
With all that going on, and you trying to live your life, it can be tough to keep up. And that’s exactly why we do this newsletter. If you think a friend or family member might be interested, please forward them this email. They can sign up at the link below.
And for those of you wondering, here’s my concise review of the three concerts I attended in the past week.
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+ Today’s Weather: More hot weather and storms, plus high fire danger in the mountains
+ From the opinion page: Krista Kafer writes that it’s time to raise the age of legal tobacco access
+ Ask Amy: Confused and Hurt isn’t sure how to feel when an ex is getting married five months after their relationship ended
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Video shows Colorado Springs police shoot De’Von Bailey in the back as he runs away
Still image from Colorado Springs police body camera footage of the incident, which was released Thursday. (Provided by Colorado Springs police)
Police have released video that shows two Colorado Springs police officers shooting 19-year-old De’Von Bailey in the back as he ran from them, ignoring their commands to put his hands up, Kirk Mitchell reports.
RELATED: Teen shot dead by Colorado Springs police was hit 3 times in the back, once in the right elbow
Family calls for DA to recuse himself from investigation of Adams County victim advocate’s death due to affair
Kathleen Petrocco (Courtesy Moira Sharkey)
Family members of an Adams County victim advocate who died in July say District Attorney Dave Young should recuse himself from her death investigation because the two had a romantic relationship while he was her boss.
Kathleen Petrocco, 36, was found dead on July 14 in her Brighton home. Authorities have not ruled how she died and her death remains under investigation, Saja Hindi and Sam Tabachnik report.
“A fight on his hands”: Democrats running for Senate unlikely to get out of Hickenlooper’s way
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper at a campaign event in Newtown, Conn. (Monica Jorge, Special to The Denver Post)
Yesterday, John Hickenlooper officially announced the end to his presidential campaign and said he would think about a Senate run in a video.
As he feels pressure to take on Cory Gardner for a seat in the Senate, other Democrats in the race say they won’t back down from a fight, Justin Wingerter and Nic Garcia report.
RELATED: John Hickenlooper drops out of 2020 presidential race, giving Colorado’s U.S. Senate race “serious thought”
Tom’s Diner can be demolished after preservation effort canceled in Denver
Tom’s Diner on Colfax. (Denver Post file)
Tom Messina is one huge step closer to fulfilling his retirement plan — the demolition and redevelopment of Tom’s Diner — after a group of Denver residents have withdrawn their effort to save the building, Andrew Kenney reports.
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By the Numbers
Backpacks hang from hooks in a classroom at Fremont Elementary School in Arvada, Colorado on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Kelsey Brunner, The Denver Post)
+ Number of entries in our CMAS scores database where you can look up scores from individual schools and school districts statewide
+ Number of high-paying jobs that could come to Colorado if a mystery bio-science company chooses to expand to the state
+ Amount of money awarded to this year’s winner of the 6-day, 240-mile Breck Epic moutain bike race
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Broadway Market on February 20, 2019 in Denver. (Amy Brothers,The Denver Post)
+ The biggest Denver restaurant openings of 2019 to date — The Know
+ LOOKING AHEAD: These new Denver restaurants — coming soon — are worth getting excited about — The Know
+ Skip the trendy White Claw and pour yourself a Colorado-made hard seltzers — The Know
+ Rocky Mountain National Park will be making extra traffic stops this weekend — The Know Outdoors
+ TODAY ONLY: Smashburger is celebrating its anniversary with 12-cent burgers — The Know
+ NEW: Broadway Roxy opens in former Syntax space with 1920s vibes, classic cocktails and live music — The Know
+ What is proper trail etiquette? An expert lays out the do’s and don’ts of hiking — The Know Outdoors
+ Fans feel burned by Mission Ballroom’s quick sell-outs and high resale prices. But should they?
+ Looking for a new way to savor the Colorado Rockies? Try sailing — The Know Outdoors
+ A dating app for dog people plus 10 other tools to help you live your most Colorado life — The Know
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Crews battle a fire at Deer Creek Canyon Park in Jefferson County. (Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District via Twitter)
+ Deer Creek Canyon Park fire believed to be human-caused, now 50% contained
+ JUST IN: In-N-Out Burger planning to open near Lone Tree’s Park Meadows mall next year
+ Scientists discover it’s “raining plastic” from metro Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park
+ For Broncos TE Noah Fant, “blueprint” was provided by 49ers’ George Kittle at Iowa
+ Westminster officer was justified in fatal shooting of man who attacked him, investigators rule
+ The final days of Dino’s Italian Food are so busy that it will shorten its schedule
+ Rocky Mountain Human Services is clear of its old troubles, but transparency questions linger
+ Four things Nic Garcia learned about the 2020 Democratic presidential primary in Iowa
+ With Jonelle Matthews’ remains found after 30 years, family now seeks killer
+ Two men stabbed, one fatally in Belmar Park in Lakewood within 7 hours
+ Avalanche GM Joe Sakic on unsigned Mikko Rantanen: “We want him here for training camp.”
+ Peter Forsberg: “The Avs, next 10 years, it looks great”
What we’re reading
+ Where will the West’s next deadly wildfire strike? Of small communities across 11 states, more than 500 have a higher wildfire hazard potential than Paradise, Calif. — Arizona Republic
+ Here’s What Earth Looked Like During Its Hottest Month Ever Recorded — Buzzfeed
Song of the Day
Song: “Can I Go On”
Sounds like: As NPR’s Morning Edition says, Sleater-Kinney’s new album, which drops today, “is a fresh chapter of its own.” The indie rock band from Washington has been around since 1994, and this song will feel familiar and modern to fans. It takes on our relationship with technology.
“I really think we’re just on the verge of understanding the consequences of our relationship with technology, with social media, with those little screens that occupy so much of our time,” guitarist Corin Tucker told Morning Edition.
Read/listen to the whole interview with NPR’s Morning Edition here.
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