By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Wednesday, Rounduppers!
It’s my birthday’s eve’s eve, which means it’s the time of the year I’m reminded by my family that I’m a year older and still unmarried. But more importantly, a bunch of restaurants are giving me free stuff for circling the sun again.
Celebrating birthdays today include both the late John Lennon (who would’ve been 79) and his son Sean Lennon (44), director Guillermo del Toro (55) and Aurora-born “Home Improvement” actor Zachery Ty Bryan (38). A bit of trivia for you: Bryan is the cousin of former Broncos quarterback Brady Quinn.
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Warm early, but winter is coming.
+ From the opinion page: “A Colorado 2020 referendum on presidential voting offers a Hobson’s choice,” writes David Goldfischer, an associate professor in the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.
+ Ask Amy: Crystalized wants to know what’s the proper etiquette when you’re a guest in someone’s home and you break something that belongs to the host.
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Aurora mayor’s race: Mike Coffman faces old foe as national gun control group drops new ad
Then-U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman gives his concession speech on Nov. 6, 2018, in Lone Tree. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
A gun control group that helped oust Mike Coffman from Congress last year is now targeting the Republican as he runs for Aurora mayor.
Though that office is officially nonpartisan, a new digital ad that’s launching Wednesday draws on the National Rifle Association’s past support for Coffman to urge voters to reject him as the city’s next leader. It’s paid for by Giffords PAC, a group created by former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that supports Omar Montgomery, a Democrat, in the open five-way race, Jon Murray reports.
Why early season snowstorms can be extra damaging
Matt Lasater, 18, looks at the damage to trees in his backyard in the Chapparal neighborhood of Centennial on Oct. 10, 2005. There was between 6 to 8 inches of wet snow in the yard. (Lyn Alweis, The Denver Post file)
If you grew up in Colorado, you’ve probably witnessed a damaging September or October snowstorm. As recently as two years ago, even a relatively minor October snowfall led to nearly 100,000 customers losing power in the metro area. So why is it that early season snow seems to be more damaging than others?
It’s not a simple coincidence. There’s a science behind it, Chris Bianchi writes.
Two long-running LoDo bars have closed, and there are more changes in store for Market Street
Patrons and Rockies fans take in the nightlife at Tavern after the Colorado Rockies game on May 30, 2017. (John Leyba, The Denver Post)
“I’ve been there 20 years, since ’97, and its been a good run. It was time to either put millions into it … or sell it.”
Frank Schultz, Tavern Hospitality Group owner
After more than a decade operating by Coors Field, Tavern Downtown and neighboring Cowboy Lounge have closed their doors to LoDo revelers.
Tavern Hospitality Group owner Frank Schultz said it was just “time to get rid of some real estate” in the Ballpark neighborhood. He opened his first bar there on Market Street in 1997, Josie Sexton reports.
From StorageTek to Phillips 66 to Amazon and beyond: A new future coming into focus on prime Louisville site
This vicinity photo illustration map shows the service plan for P66 Metropolitan District No. 1 from the city of Louisville. (Courtesy of McGeady Becher P.C., City of Louisville)
“They already know what they want on that land. All it is, is a major flip. Minimize cost. Maximize profit. Create margin. I know that because I’m a damn developer, too.”
Michael Eisenstein, founder of Louisville-based Land Capital
It’s Louisville’s land of opportunity, and it could be a bustling place a decade from now if a Denver development firm has its way.
However, a neighboring property owner and developer is hoping Louisville officials see things from his perspective and reject plans he feels are too big, too dense and born of a mind-set that emphasizes profit over quality, Joe Rubino reports.
“Hey Google, talk to The Denver Post”
“Alexa, open Denver Post”
By the Numbers
Lab technicians extract CBD in a production facility inside the 400,000 sq. foot Mile High Labs Tuesday. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
How many square feet makes up the Broomfield facility leading CBD producer Mile High Labs has moved into.
How many new moons scientists have discovered orbiting Saturday. And now they’re hosting a contest to name all of them.
Where the Colorado State Rams football team ranks among CBS Sports’ Bottom 25 college football teams.
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Charles McCash dines solo at My Brother’s Bar during lunchtime on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
+ Party of one: It’s never been a better time to dine alone in Denver. Here’s how it’s done.
+ Two meteor showers peak this week, and one may produce “fireballs.” — The Know Outdoors
+ Brendan Bialy helped disarm a school shooter in May. Now he is a United States Marine.
+ Dan + Shay, DMX, Orville Peck and more Colorado concerts on sale this week. — The Know
+ What makes the 13th Floor Haunted House so scary? Science, that’s what. — The Know
+ Why for Steven Montez and the CU Buffs’ 2016 win at Oregon “still feels like a dream.”
+ Five Colorado universities join amicus brief asking Supreme Court to protect DACA.
+ Students show up in droves to meeting following racist incident on CU campus.
+ ICE facility must notify Aurora of contagious disease outbreaks, city council decides.
+ All Sheridan School District schools have been canceled Wednesday after a shooting in a high school parking lot.
+ A Colorado doctor is challenging her firing by Centura Health over assisted suicide.
+ Fed to roll out new program to inject cash into system, Fed chair Powell tells Denver audience.
On the Stove
+ In this week’s installment of Get Cooking, Bill St. John explores how the potato is an important player in the Colombian Exchange, and offers up a recipe for colcannon — mashed potatoes and green cabbage.
+ Recipe: Pho. Growing up, Sundays at my house were always filled with the fragrant aroma of my mom’s homemade Vietnamese soup. I made a pot last week and it filled me with nostalgia. This recipe is pretty close to the one I learned. (And it’s the perfect thing to have on a cold day. Or to cure a hangover.) — Viet World Kitchen
+ Recipe: Butter-basted ribeye steaks. If I could choose one meal to make for my birthday, it’d be this. A steak pan-fried on a skillet with butter. Done. — Food and Wine
+ Recipe: Sautéed mushrooms and onions. A perfect companion for steak. I start by cooking down the mushrooms and onions for a while before I make my steak. Once the steak is resting, I throw them back into the pan with all the buttery and meaty goodness. — Food
+ Video: How to pair sushi with beer. — That’s Odd, Let’s Drink It!
+ Cocktail: Irish Winter Spiked Coffee. It’s getting colder soon, which means a warm beverage is in order. I like this one. Whipped cream optional. — The Spruce Eats
What We’re Reading
+ The Fan’s D-Mac on his new Drive partners: Third time’s the charm? — Westword
+ Colorado’s Jack Rabbit Hill Farm establishes first-ever vodka bottle reuse program. — 5280
+ Whiskey pods are tailor-made for American drinkers (Or why Americans will use anything to hide alcohol). — The Atlantic
+ Have you outgrown your credit card? Here are the four telling signs. — USA Today
Song of the Day
Sounds like: I really enjoy synthpop, maybe to a fault. This opening track from the group’s 2018 album “Love is Dead” might be the best on the entire album. Fun note: They released the video for this song exactly one ago.
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