By Tynin Fries
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Happy Monday, everyone.
Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, however, the holiday is not official in Colorado … yet. Colorado still labels Monday, Oct. 14 as Columbus Day despite many cities and states around the country voting to swap out the name to truly celebrate the roots of American history.
This Columbus Day could be Colorado’s last as lawmakers hope to switch it to Indigenous Peoples’ Day during the legislative session.
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+ Today’s Weather: Fall weather at last!
+ From the opinion page: “Support school board candidates who know the value of school choice,” Krista Kafer writes.
+ Ask Amy: Bereft asks how to deal with her best friend’s partner not liking her. Amy tells Aunt in Nebraska to reconsider her financial gift after her niece took money meant for her son. And a military spouse reaches out when she’s at her breaking point of raising and caring for her family alone.
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BRONCOS VS. TITANS
Seven sacks, three takeaways propel Broncos to shutout of Tennessee
Ryan Tannehill (17) of the Tennessee Titans is tackled by A.J. Johnson (45), Chris Harris (25) and Dre’Mont Jones (93) of the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter of Denver’s 16-0 win on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
Does the Broncos’ defense finally look like a Vic Fangio Defense?
The Broncos pitched their first shutout in two years — in a 16-0 win over the visiting Titans — and only their second since the start of the 2006 season. It was Fangio’s first shutout since he was San Francisco’s defensive coordinator in 2012, Ryan O’Halloran reports.
MORE BRONCOS NEWS
Louisville City Council to consider $1.5M incentive for company eyeing former StorageTek 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)
The mystery of who has been eyeing a prime piece of Louisville commercial real estate for a major new corporate outpost has been solved.
The company is Medtronic, the world’s largest manufacturer of insulin pumps, catheters and other medical devices, and the Louisville City Council on Tuesday will discuss whether or not to offer $1.5 million in incentives to lure it to town, Joe Rubino reports.
Why a New York woman came to Colorado for a 32-week abortion
Dr. Warren Hern is pictured on Oct. 3. (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)
Abortions late in pregnancy — especially those in the third trimester — are rare, expensive and politically charged. Forty-three states place some restrictions on abortions after a certain point in pregnancy, but Colorado isn’t one of them. Yet.
As groups around the state work to outlaw abortions after 22 weeks, here’s a look at why one woman traveled to Colorado to have an abortion at 32 weeks.
“The travel part was so enraging that it continues to infuriate us to this day. We were so angry we had to do it but at the same time grateful. We’ve met people who weren’t able to get care and were forced to carry doomed pregnancies to term.”
Erika Christensen, New York resident
Death of unarmed 23-year-old in police custody prompts questions about increasingly common use of ketamine as sedative for agitated patients
LaWayne Mosley, left, father of Elijah McClain, speaks during a press conference in front of the Aurora Municipal Center Oct. 01, 2019. Family, friends, legal counsel, local pastors and community organizers were calling for justice for the officer-involved death of his son Elijah McClain in front of the Aurora Municipal Center October 01, 2019. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
On Aug. 30 Elijah McClain died after he was violently arrested by Aurora police and injected wtih ketmine in an attempt to sedate him. McClain suffered from cardiac arrest and, while there is no confirmed cause of death yet, his family is questioning the use of ketamine by law enforcement.
No deaths have been reported to the state health department in connection to ketamine used to treat agitation, but the department’s guidelines show that there can be dangerous side effects, like difficulty breathing and lowering a patient’s blood pressure, Elise Schmelzer reports.
By the Numbers
University of Wyoming Black 14 member Ivie Moore places his hand over his heart and a T-shirt featuring the Black 14 on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
+ Who were Wyoming’s Black 14? The group of 14 African American football players were kicked off the Cowboys football team on Oct. 17, 1969, for wanting to wear black armbands in protest of BYU, that weekend’s opponent. Here’s the story of how they learned to forgive — but never forget.
+ The number of Summit County domestic violence victims climbed by 33% in 2018.
+ The amount of money that the Colorado vanity plate auction raised for the disabled community.
+ The level of inflation in metro Denver, the same level reported for each month in 2018 but much higher than the national 1.7%.
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Election Day is coming up, so here’s some of what you need to know about this year’s ballot (See our Voter Guide here):
A couple of snowboarders ride up the Summit Express left in steady snow at the Keystone Resort Dec. 22, 2018. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
+ Keystone opening this weekend for its earliest opening since 1995. — The Know Outdoors
+ For Mel Tucker and CU Buffs, how much fight is left after pummeling at Oregon?
+ Colorado considers keeping some juvenile sex offenders off registry
+ How Gary Harris’ two-way toughness fits into Nuggets’ title-contending puzzle
+ Colorado K-12 news in brief: Safe2Tell tips rise, Polis appoints ed commissioners, and more
+ Mark Barberio returned with something to prove for the Avs
+ Colorado refugee resettlement agencies say reduction in refugees damaging to state
+ Colorado wildfire update: Crews continue efforts on Decker fire south of Salida
+ Boulder Canyon closures: Single-lane closure Monday with full closure Tuesday-Thursday
+ Acting BLM Director Pendley says agency’s move West will put staff more in touch with on-ground realities
+ Virtual reality pops up at Denver museums, festivals, even escape rooms
+ Uber Pet trial comes to Denver
+ Jeremy Bloom, ex-CU Buffs KR and Olympian, says NCAA’s power will fall “like a house of cards”
+ Greta Thunberg in Denver: Teen climate activist leads rally in Civic Center Park
+ Special Subscriber-only content coming soon: We are preparing to launch a new video series, The Colorado Plate, on Oct. 20. So, if you’ve waited for a push to become a subscriber, now is the perfect time to do it so you can watch this series!
What We’re Reading
+ On Saturday, a neighbor called a non-emergency number in Fort Worth, Texas, to request a welfare check for his neighbor who appeared to have left her front door open. When police arrive late that night, they didn’t announce themselves and walked into her fenced backyard. Then, as the resident Atatiana Jefferson, 28, walked to her window to check what the noise was, a police officer shot her through a window in her own home. — Fort Worth Star-Telegram
+ Who the heck is shooting birds of prey with pellet guns in Colorado? Don’t forget, that’s illegal. — CPR
+ So there’s a room full of economists and a naked woman walks in. It’s not a joke. This literally happened in Britain at the annual conference for the Royal Economic Society. The naked woman, Victoria Bateman, was “literally playing out the elephant in the room.” (aka the lack of women at the conference). — NYT
Song of the Day
Song: “Lights Up”
Artist: Harry Styles
Sounds like: My true love is back and has decided to grace us with his music again. Yup, H released a new single AND a new music video on Friday night and it’s perfection. Also a happy belated coming out day to all of us!
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