By Tynin Fries
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While it hasn’t fallen just yet, it looks like today is going to be the first snow of the season in Denver.
Since I moved here from Arizona, and lived in California before that, this is only my second year living in a place that gets snow. So, I’m curious. What are your snow-day traditions?
The only one I’ve managed to establish is drinking spiked hot chocolate, which I highly recommend to those of drinking age.
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+ Today’s Weather: I was really mad that I woke up to a sheet of ice on my car instead of fluffy snow, but it looks like we might still get a few inches. For all the latest on weather news, check back here throughout the day.
+ From the opinion page: “Trump sells out the Kurds in his own unique way,” Ishaan Tharoor writes.
+ Ask Amy: This is a romance movie I’m dying to see. A groomsmen is in love with his best friend’s fiancée and wonders how to get over a seven-year infatuation without confessing his love to this couple.
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In waning days as governor, Hickenlooper pitched plan to tackle youth vaping. Polis and lawmakers took a different approach.
Colorado health officials have urged people to stop vaping in the wake of a mysterious lung illness related to e-cigarette use. State legislators are expected to tackle the issue more aggressively next session, more than a year after former Gov. John Hickenlooper issued an executive order recommending action to curb teen vaping and tobacco use. (Frank Augstein, Associated Press file)
In his last months as Colorado’s governor, John Hickenlooper attempted to move the state toward more strict vaping regulation through an executive order. However, almost a year later, little has been done to tackle the state’s high rate of youth vaping.
Now legislators are planning on tackling the issue more aggressively after an outbreak of a lung disease linked to e-cigarettes.
Decker Fire: As Chaffee County residents return home after evacuations, incoming cold front poses risks to crews fighting blaze
The Decker Fire continues to burn in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness on Oct. 8, 2019 in Salida. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)
It’s been 31 days since lightning sparked the Decker Fire south of Salida. Its growth has slowed in recent days, officials say, but it is bigger than ever – 6,667 acres burned as of Wednesday morning with about 14% of it contained, according to a Wednesday morning update. Read more from Joe Rubino.
+ Photo gallery: Decker Fire continues to burn in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
Greta Thunberg to strike with Denver climate activists Friday
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes the podium to address young climate activists and their supporters during a rally in Montreal, Canada on Sept. 27. (Minas Panagiotakis, Getty Images)
Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who gained notoriety after speaking in front of the United Nations Climate Action Summit and being mocked by President Donald Trump, is participating in a strike Friday in Denver. Read more from Saja Hindi here.
Tailgate through time at the World Wide Antique & Vintage Show October 18-20, Friday & Saturday 10AM-6PM, Sunday, 11AM-4PM. Denver Mart Expo building I-25 and 58th Avenue
By the Numbers
Under-construction areas in Denver International Airport’s terminal sat mostly vacant on Oct. 9, as they awaited the hiring of new project teams. (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)
+ We’ve all been through a bad breakup, but I’m not sure any have cost as much as DIA’s breakup with the Great Hall Partners. The termination payment is estimated to cost the airport between $210 and $250 million.
+ After 36 years in policing, outgoing Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz announced his retirement in the hopes of leaving before reaching burnout.
+ Number of petroleum workers laid off by Halliburton in Mesa County
+ Amount Dish Network agrees to pay in discrimination case
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The gang’s all here in Denver-rooted director Rian Johnson’s new, star-studded murder mystery “Knives Out.” (Provided by Denver Film Society)
+ The 42nd Denver Film Festival opens with “Knives Out” and closes with director Noah Baumbach’s buzzed-about drama “Marriage Story,” starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. — The Know
+ Do we have any Colorado Springs Rounduppers? If so, think about attending our community conversation next week so we can learn from community members who we need to investigate for our youth suicide project.
+ We’ll keep this updated all day long: Colorado snow totals for Oct. 10.
+ Denver weather: Explaining Wednesday’s wild Front Range dust storm
+ Searchers in Rocky Mountain National Park seek signs, clues for man missing since February
+ Body camera footage shows baton beating that prompted charges against Denver police sergeant
+ Broncos search for ways to solve third-quarter offensive woes
+ Mark Barberio remains patient and positive in his obscure role with the Avalanche
+ Colorado agency opposes potential train route from Utah
+ A new food hall (yes, another one) is opening this spring on South Colorado Boulevard — The Know
+ Nonprofit Colorado Rising asks district court judge to halt new oil and gas development until rulemaking is complete
What We’re Reading
+ The PG&E power shutoffs across California are wild. Nearly 140,000 customers are being impacted across the Bay Area. The most shocking detail to me is that officials recommend that those that power-dependent for medical reasons are told to “use (their) own resources to relocate to an unaffected area.” — Mercury News
+ Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money and people to audit the wealthy properly. So it’s not going to. — ProPublica
+ A extremely detailed map, that you can explore for the entire country, shows that emissions from driving grew faster than population between 1990 and 2017 in the Denver metro area. — New York Times
Song of the Day
Song: “Here In My Arms”
Artist: Leon Bridges
Sounds like: It’s cuddle weather.
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