By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Tuesday, Rounduppers!
Did you know that October is Squirrel Awareness Month? I’m not quite sure how to celebrate, so here’s a GIF of a squirrel eating almond butter.
Celebrating birthdays include author R.L. Stein (76), actor Chevy Chase (76), actress Sigourney Weaver (70), actor Matt Damon (49) and singer-songwriter Bruno Mars (34).
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Warm, so enjoy it.
+ From the opinion page: “Democrats have shot at controlling Board of Regents for first time in 40 years,” writes Jim Martin, a former regent for the University of Colorado system.
+ Ask Amy: Lost Man was with his ex-wife for 20 years and their routine was doing a variety of drugs the whole time. He was able to quit those drugs, but he’s found a new vice in alcohol.
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Denver opens the door for tiny homes. Will mobile homes be next?
Beloved Community Village residents talk over breakfast burritos brought by volunteers at the village on Friday, March 1, 2019. The community is home to a dozen residents who formerly experienced homelessness. (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)
“This is about creating spaces for villages as quickly as we can, so we can get to scale and serve more people.”
Councilwoman At-large Robin Kniech, the bill’s sponsor
The Denver City Council voted on Monday to make it easier to build tiny-home communities in most of Denver.
Before they celebrated the new rules, though, some members pointed out a policy paradox. The city is embracing tiny homes as a way to quickly build portable affordable housing — but Denver strictly limits mobile homes, Andrew Kenney reports.
In Denver, nation’s top economists lower outlook for 2020
“Eighty percent of the panelists see risks weighted to the downside.”
Constance Hunter, National Association for Business Economics president
A panel of leading economists is dialing down its forecasts for U.S. economic growth next year and putting strong odds on a recession in 2021.
The NABE Outlook, an amalgamation of 54 separate forecasts, calls for inflation-adjusted GDP growth to dip from 2.3% this year to a 1.8% pace next year, Aldo Svaldi reports.
Colorado senator who said climate is changing for the better invited to discuss climate policy at CU Boulder
State Sen. Ray Scott.
“Anybody in this room and I can have a discussion about what was our climate like 100 years ago or 80 years ago or 50 years ago or 20 years ago. We have made massive improvements in our climate. Massive improvements.”
Sen. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction
Sen. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction — a state senator who earlier this year claimed climate change is happening in reverse and “the planet is a thing that heals itself” — has been invited to hold a public discussion on climate policy at the University of Colorado Boulder this week, Elizabeth Hernandez reports.
“Hey Google, talk to The Denver Post”
“Alexa, open Denver Post”
By the Numbers
What the speed limit will be for most parts of I-70 through most of Glenwood Canyon in good weather, an increase from the current 50 mph.
The Broncos’ record after Sunday’s win over the Chargers. The last time Denver opened the season 1-4, the team advanced to the playoffs. And then won a playoff game.
The City of Denver is proclaiming Wednesday as “Pat Bowlen Day.” Bowlen, the late Broncos owner who led the franchise to 21 winning seasons and three Super Bowl titles, built the franchise into a regional football empire while making the team the most popular ticket in town.
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The Bunkhouse in Minturn bills itself as a boutique hostel with both semi-private bunks and two private rooms. (Provided by The Bunkhouse)
+ New generation of Colorado hostels enticing travelers with boutique amenities. — The Know Outdoors
+ Mercantile at Union Station is closing for two weeks. — The Know
+ Sing your heart out at these Denver karaoke nights. — The Know
+ Colorado proposes running public health care option through private insurers.
+ I-70 project in Denver wins key approval, but delays still loom.
+ Colorado’s LGBTQ allies show support for community ahead of Supreme Court oral arguments on workplace discrimination.
+ At least 65 Coloradans abused as children by Catholic clergy are eligible for reparations from dioceses.
+ CDOT: Boulder Canyon road repair work could stretch into 2021.
+ Sen. Cory Gardner is “deeply concerned” about Trump decision on Syria pullback.
+ A global job-recruiter says buzz about oil and gas activity drew the company to Colorado.
+ A Denver Uber driver tells jury that his passenger made unwanted sexual advances and attacked him before fatal shooting.
+ “We too love money more than freedom”: South Park creators issue mock apology over Chinese censorship.
+ An Aspen couple will be sentenced for rigging their daughter’s ACT and SAT exams in the college admission scandal.
+ King Soopers parent company Kroger to discontinue sale of e-cigarettes.
What We’re Reading
+ Colorado has 900 bee species and only a few of them are black and yellow. — CPR
+ Denver hockey bar that normally shows Avalanche games is not happy it can no longer show Avalanche games. — Denverite
+ Anti-ICE protestors suspend Aurora City Council meeting. — The Aurora Sentinel
+ We ran a story on a political group buying loads of ads. That political group decided to take its money elsewhere. — 9News
Song of the Day
Song: “Wake Me Up When September Ends”
Artist: Green Day
Sounds like: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong wrote this 2005 song about his father, who died from cancer in September 1982. It seems fitting for me today — my mom died from colon cancer 10 years ago. Miss you, mom.
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