By Robert Denton
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Welcome to another Friday edition of the Roundup. Here are a few of our most popular stories so far this week:
Quick shout out to Dan Boniface and Kevin Hamm for helping out with this Roundup.
Now, on to today’s news…
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+ Today’s Weather: It might actually feel like fall 🍁
+ Guest commentary: “As Colorado’s former BLM director, let me explain why the Grand Junction move makes no sense”
+ Ask Amy: “Betrayed” just can’t seem to trust her husband after he was “sexting” with a co-worker
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Joe Kniss cooks dinner inside the Winnebago Itasca where he lives in Lakewood on Sept. 24. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
Lakewood City Council unanimously passed a measure to bar people from parking RVs on public streets, heading off a new front in the growing challenge of homelessness in metro Denver. As John Aguilar writes, people like “Joe Scrapper,” who had found some refuge in Lakewood, will soon be on the hunt for a new place to park.
A look at the exterior of the former Kmart store at 2150 S. Monaco Parkway in southeast Denver. (Provided by CoStar)
After sitting empty for nearly seven years, the old Kmart building on South Monaco Parkway south of Evans Avenue sold this week for $10.5 million. Reporter Joe Rubino has the details on what could replace the former department store.
Jordan Jackson #1 of the Castle View Sabercats, center, scores a touchdown against Arapahoe Warriors at Douglas County Stadium on Sept. 6 in Castle Rock. (Timothy Nwachukwu, Special to The Denver Post)
Jordan Jackson wasn’t like most infants. He was born with a rare condition called Amniotic Band Syndrome — meaning he only had one hand. But, as Matt Schubert writes, Jackson refused to take no for an answer, and all these years later is a senior star fullback/linebacker for undefeated Castle View High.
A view from the Grand Mesa on Sept. 23, 2019 near Grand Junction. Much of the area surrounding Grand Junction is managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. BLM is looking to move its headquarters to Grand Junction. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)
Two Denver Post reporters and a photographer visited the commercial hub of the Western Slope to talk with residents and local leaders about the issues that matter to them. It was part of The Post’s listening tour, an undertaking to connect with Coloradans during the break between elections and legislative sessions.
Past listening tour stops:
The final three games of the 2019 Rockies season kick off tonight against the Brewers, so get your tickets and join us for Fan Appreciation Weekend!
By the Numbers
Hank Gartman, from Colombia Missouri, fishes the Big Thompson River in Rocky Mountain National Park Thursday afternoon. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
+ You can visit national parks for free on Saturday. Or, you can volunteer. Perhaps both.
+ Colorado residents who didn’t have any kind of health insurance coverage last year
+ Number of people arrested by ICE agents in Colorado and Wyoming in five-day operation
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Josef Ratazzi, 18 months old, of Denver, claims his pumpkin at the Great Pumpkin Harvest Festival at Four Mile Historic Park. (Denver Post file)
+ Pumpkins, cider and amorous elk: A guide to Colorado fall festivals — The Know
+ Fall colors expected to peak in the mountains this weekend — The Know Outdoors
+ Why do leaves change color in the fall? — The Know Outdoors
+ Happening now: Denver’s Biennial of the Americas is back, and there’s a lot to do and see this year — The Know
+ This weekend: Maria Bamford talks money and new material ahead of High Plains Comedy Festival
+ You don’t have to drive all the way to Estes Park to see frisky elk. You can see them here in Denver, too. — The Know Outdoors
+ Tiny teardrop trailer makes camping easy — even on your busiest weeks — The Know Outdoors
+ Nine new bars and eateries to check out around town this month — The Know
+ Yelp’s “top phrases that define Denver” read like our basic restaurant instincts — The Know
+ Looking ahead: Colorado brewers share what they’ll have on tap at this year’s Great American Beer Festival — The Know
+ Interested in more entertainment and outdoor news? Sign up for the free Know newsletters. ✉️
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Technicians working on the Orion Structural Test Article Crew Module at the Lockheed Martin Space Waterton Facility in Littleton on April 16, 2018. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
+ Lockheed Martin wins NASA contract for Orion program, which will send first woman to the moon
+ Woman dead, man in custody in south Denver homicide early Friday
+ Security will be increased outside an all-ages Denver drag show after protests drew attention
+ A shooting in Conifer left two injured, one suspect in custody and two others on the loose
+ Community members, activists, gather at Commerce City park, call for shut down of nearby refinery
+ Denver police are investigating a fatal crash near City Park involving a motorcyle
+ Rockies drop rubber match to Giants as final homestand of season awaits
+ Rockies’ failure to win close games hurt them on the road in 2019
+ Man fatally shot by Lakewood officers last week is identified; police say he was armed
+ Kiszla: Why “Miracle at Michigan” makes CU coach Mel Tucker believe it won’t require miracle to get Buffs back at top of the heap
+ Pedestrian hit by vehicle in Thornton on Thursday morning has died, police say
+ Black Sands imagines a heroic black history, with the help of Colorado musicians — The Know
+ Young Broncos defensive ends in view of increased workload against Jaguars
+ Avalanche sends junior star Bo Byram back to his 20-under team in Vancouver
+ Gov. Jared Polis’ office asks small newspapers to remove stories
+ Recall Polis group gives $11,000 in gifts to staffers
+ Pokémon pop-up bar canceled after organizer cites pushback from Nintendo
+ Colorado native Andrew Wingard returns with Jaguars to face hometown Broncos
+ Fort Carson soldier dies during training incident in South Korea
+ Westminster police report Thursday morning officer-involved shooting after responding to a domestic violence call
What We’re Reading
+ Trump’s transcripts are a 2019 version of Nixon’s tapes — Vox
+ Hospital system erasing debt for more than 6,500 patients — ProPublica
+ German court says a hangover is an illness — The New York Times
Song of the Day
Sounds like: SoCal sound with a bit of loneliness thrown it. This song isn’t sophisticated, but I don’t think it needs to be. They’ll be playing the Ogden with Mt. Joy in November, which is a great matchup, in my humble opinion.
Mt. Joy bonus track: Jenny Jenkins
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