By Tynin Fries
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Good morning, Rounduppers!
We are so close to a holiday weekend I can almost taste it. So let’s get right to the news and hope the next 48 hours go by as quickly and painlessly as possible.
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+ Today’s Weather: More heat with a chance of rain tomorrow.
+ From the Editorial Board: “Keeping the collaborative and competitive spirit of the Rocky Mountain Showdown alive,” Tony Frank and Mark Kennedy write.
+ Ask Amy: In what I’m sure was a TV-esque discovery, parents find their son’s nudes on their home computer.
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“I’m as ready as I can be:” Students learn to tackle active shooters
Alejandra Campugano, 15, right, and Pinnacle High School students learn self protection skills from Alexis Halkovic of IMPACT Personal Safety of Colorado, during part of active shooter training at Pinnacle High School on Wednesday. (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)
Pinnacle High School spent most of the school day having students practice skills such as barricading their classrooms, evacuating the building and, if necessary, defending themselves.
The May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, where three students rushed one of two attackers, showed that teenagers could defend themselves and need to prepare for that possibility, Meg Wingerter reports.
New Denver council challenges Mayor Michael Hancock’s power
The Denver City and County building is aglow as the sun sets on Feb. 25, 2019, in Denver. (Helen H. Richardson,The Denver Post)
In the weeks since they took power, the new Denver City Council has canceled contracts, delayed urban plans and pushed for faster climate action — all without the support of Mayor Michael Hancock.
Instead of the careful negotiations that have marked the last few years, the new council has embraced the power of public outrage and unpredictable public hearings, Andrew Kenney reports.
Televised Nuggets, Avalanche games in jeopardy for Denver metro viewers with Altitude Sports contracts set to expire
Will Barton (5) of the Denver Nuggets against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first quarter on Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
If Altitude Sports is unable to come to an agreement with Comcast, DIRECTV and DISH Network, thousands of local viewers would be unable to watch Nuggets, Avalanche and Rapids games. The DISH contract expired last night and the other two are set to expire on Saturday.
“Maybe they think we’re an easy target because we’re an independent. You don’t see any of them doing it to each other. You don’t see DIRECTV doing this to Comcast’s regional networks or vice versa.”
Jim Martin, president/CEO of Kroenke Sports and Entertainment
By the Numbers
High winds blow snow on the peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park. (Helen H. Richardson, Denver Post file)
+ Rocky Mountain National Park wants to up the camping fees from $26 to $30 in the summer and from $18 to $20 in the winter.
+ The Rockies got out-Coors’d once again as the Red Sox blasted four homers last night to defeat them 7-4. The franchise is on pace to get out-homered at Coors Field for the first time since its worst season in 2012.
+ State regulators agree to process new oil and gas permits in Weld County within 60 days
+ From street art and beer to baseball and turkey legs, eight ways to celebrate Labor Day 2019 in Denver — The Know
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A dog named Champ had an arrow lodged in his naval cavity and skull until the La Plata County Humane Society performed life-saving surgery on the pup Tuesday afternoon, the humane society said. (Provided by La Plata County Humane Society)
+ A Colorado shelter dog had an arrow lodged in his skull. Durango’s humane society is asking for donations for his surgery.
+ By the time you drive home from work today, the water main break at Colorado Boulevard and Mississippi Avenue should be repaired.
+ A woman gave birth in a cell alone in the Denver County Jail after cries for help were ignored, a lawsuit says.
+ Evidence confirms euthanized bear was involved in Jeffco attack
+ Gov. Polis cites market forces over oil and gas bill as main driver of industry’s future health in Colorado
+ The top Colorado prep football games to watch each week of the 2019 season
+ Nancy Pelosi stops in Broomfield to defend Obamacare from all sides
+ Rockies podcast: Sam Hilliard on baseball journey, homering in his MLB debut
+ A CSU student was struck by a car on campus Monday
+ Broncos’ tight end Jake Butt to have clean up surgery on injured knee
+ Overnight closures for I-225 on-ramp in Aurora begin next week
+ Denver’s home price gains slow, edging closer to U.S. average
+ Prairie dogs, parking and the plague: What you need to know before seeing Phish in Denver this weekend — The Know
What We’re Reading
+ “The worst of the worst” get sent to Colorado’s Supermax prison in Florence, but what happens when they get out? Vice talked to former inmates who talked about the few, if any, pre-release programs the prison offers to help prepare them from going from solitary confinement to back in the community. The lack of help during the transition lands many of them back in prison. — Vice
+ In one of the scariest things I’ve read this week, here’s an explanation of why the next recession will destroy millennials. We’re already in debt, without much savings and didn’t get to benefit from the economic boom over the last decade like Boomers. — The Atlantic
+ We talk a lot about burnout among white-collar, educated professionals but we don’t spend nearly as much time talking about the burnout of unskilled, low-wage service work. Vox explores how technology has made it possible to control worker productivity down to the second in areas such as food service. — Vox
+ A freshman Harvard student had his visa revoked after he says immigration officials searched his phone and computer and discovered his friends’ social media activity included “political points of view that oppose the U.S.” — The Crimson
Song of the Day
Song: “Cornelia Street”
Artist: Taylor Swift
Sounds like: Missing someone before they’re gone. Yes, I have been listening to Taylor’s new album on repeat. I think this one is my favorite from Lover.
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