By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Wednesday, Rounduppers!
Today is National Comic Book Day. It’s been a little while since I’ve followed a series or picked up a graphic novel, so if you have any suggestions, I’m all ears. Two suggestions I have if you get a chance to read them are “I Kill Giants ” and “Chew,” the latter is about an FDA agent who solves mysteries through his ability to see psychic impressions from things he eats.
Celebrating birthdays include rapper-turned-actor Will Smith (51), actor-turned-rapper Donald Glover (36), former Broncos safety John Lynch (48), former Nuggets guard and “King of Park Hill” Chauncey Billups (43), and former NFL linebacker Dat Nguyen (44).
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Sunny.
+ From the opinion page: “Maybe five decades after the first Earth Day, the kids’ environmental movement will stick,” columnist Sue McMillin writes.
+ Ask Amy: Wondering What I Owe is heading on a girls’ trip with two friends from college. One friend’s husband offered to reserve the hotel room with his points, and she said to pay her back by buying her meals and a spa treatment.
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In Colorado, growth industries include manicurists and cell phone tower workers. Surprisingly, some once-important tech jobs are dwindling.
DISH team members Bryan Bren, left, a mobile tower deployer, and Monty Groff, right, director of engineering set up a COW, or Cell On Wheels tower, near the DISH Riverfront Call Center on July 30, 2019 in Littleton. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
Concerns that robotics, automation and artificial intelligence will displace entire job categories are on the rise. But what occupations have actually fallen in and out of favor in Colorado this decade?
For example, the number of survey researchers in Colorado has dropped by four-fifths since 2009, while the number of cellular tower workers is up eight-fold, according to an analysis from CommercialCafé and Yardi Systems, Aldo Svaldi reports.
Denver will turn car lanes into bus lanes on two more major downtown streets
A new sign marks the elimination of left-turn automobile lanes on certain streets in downtown Denver. (Courtesy Denver Public Works)
The city of Denver will convert more space on two of its major downtown roads to serve transit riders and bicyclists, Andrew Kenney reports.
An automobile travel lane on 15th Street will be converted to a bus-only transit lane from Court Place to Larimer Street, a distance of about 0.7 miles, according to a Tuesday press release. That will leave two personal automobile travel lanes.
Evidence pokes holes in STEM School shooting suspect’s story that he was an unwilling participant
Cars and emergency vehicles are parked along South Broadway as police direct parents and their kids across the busy intersection after picking the kids up from the Highlands Ranch Recreation Center at Northridge following a school shooting on May 7, 2019 in Highlands Ranch. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
Investigators on Tuesday shared evidence that casts doubt on one of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect’s account that he unwillingly participated in the shooting only because he feared the other suspect would kill him, Elise Schmelzer reports.
“Hey Google, talk to The Denver Post”
“Alexa, open Denver Post”
By the Numbers
Colorado Rockies’ Nolan Arenado, left, hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith watches during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill, The Associated Press)
The inaugural Kickin’ it with Kiz Podcast with sports columnist Mark Kiszla launched this morning. Kiz talks with Rockies all-star Nolan Arenado on GOATs, Post Malone and living up on expectations. Give it a listen here.
The number of pitchers the Rockies and Giants combined to use in Colorado’s win Tuesday night (Wednesday morning?) — a major-league record.
When President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky talked on the phone. The transcript of the call shows Trump offering U.S. assistance for an investigation on Joe Biden.
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Bartender Tyler Vaughan pours a beer for a patron at Our Mutual Friend on June 14, 2013 in Denver. (Seth McConnell, The Denver Post)
+ Colorado brewers share what they’ll have on tap at this year’s Great American Beer Festival. — The Know
+ Fall colors expected to peak in the mountains this weekend. — The Know Outdoors
+ Pssst. We want you to send us your photos of Colorado in the fall. — The Know Outdoors
+ PHOTOS: The Black Keys and Modest Mouse at the Pepsi Center in Denver. — The Know
+ JUST IN: Six students and two adults were sent to a hospital after a Brighton school bus crash.
+ RTD reverses itself with an approval of a land lease for Medal of Honor museum following a blowup over the initial vote.
+ Families of Aurora theater shooting victims ask Warner Bros. to support gun reform on eve of “Joker” movie release.
+ Nuggets president Tim Connelly talks Michael Porter Jr. and championship expectations: “Why not us?”
+ Despite an 0-3 start, Broncos players believe a turnaround is near.
+ CSU athletic director Joe Parker: I won’t “second-guess” head football coach Mike Bobo’s extension.
+ Tiny teardrop trailer makes camping easy — even on your busiest weeks. — The Know Outdoors
On the Stove
+ In this week’s edition of Get Cooking, Bill St. John explores the world of chickens and offers up a recipe for Nashville-style hot chicken.
+ Recipe: Chicken yakitori with smashed cucumber salad. Speaking of chicken, here’s a recipe for teriyaki-style chicken skewers.
+ Recipe: Classic potato knishes. Pie can be a way to use up extra food, Cathy Barrow writes.
+ Video: Three chefs of different skill levels try their hands at making their versions of steak. — Epicurious
+ Cocktail: Bees Knees. September is National Honey Month, so in celebration, here’s a recipe for a simple gin drink featuring the tasty ingredient. — Platings and Pairings
What We’re Reading
+ Someone bought the long-vacant Kmart and its parking desert in southeast Denver. — Denverite
+ Why indigenous activists are hanging dresses along the 16th Street Mall. — Westword
+ Plant-based meat and the knock-down, drag-out fight for the American diet. — Vox
+ The trailer for the “Breaking Bad” movie “El Camino” is out. — Netflix via YouTube
Song of the Day
Song: “I Melt With You”
Artist: Modern English
Sounds like: It is National One-Hit Wonder Day and this new-wave anthem is one of my favorites. Growing up I used to call it the “Melt the World” song. Those lyrics would have made for a much darker track…
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