By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Wednesday, Rounduppers!
Today is a bunch of different things, from National Liqueur Day to National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day to National Fossil Day to Global Cat Day.
Celebrating birthdays include former CU Buffs star Kordell Stewart (47), former Avs winger Paul Kariya (45), singer-songwriter John Mayer (42), basketball star Sue Bird (39) and pro wrestler Kenny Omega (36). It’s also Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper’s 27th birthday — his former team, the Washington Nationals, just advanced to the World Series.
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Warm.
+ From the opinion page: “It’s time for Dan Reeves to take his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” writes Tara McClary Reeves, Dan Reeves’ daughter-in-law, a cheerleader for veterans, active-duty military, and women, and author of “Is Your Dad a Pirate?”
+ Ask Amy: Suspicious Daughter‘s dad just turned 70. When he was 50, he and her mom divorced because he was having an affair. Now, he’s broken up with this woman and is seeing a woman who’s 20 years younger than him.
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Sierra Nevada’s “Dream Chaser” closer to reality with production of spacecraft starting in earnest
John Roth, vice president of business development for Sierra Nevada Space Systems, holds a press conference to show off primary structure of the Dream Chaser in Louisville on Oct. 15, 2019. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)
Sierra Nevada Corp. opened part of its plant in Louisville on Tuesday to the public to celebrate the arrival of the primary structure of Dream Chaser, a winged craft scheduled to make its first flight to the International Space Station in 2021, Judith Kohler reports.
The 2,200-pound, all-composite structure is the core element of the craft. It was designed by Sierra Nevada and built by Lockheed Martin in facilities in Fort Worth, Texas, and New Orleans.
Californication: Denver has attracted satellite offices for 22 major Bay Area tech companies since 2010
Program manager Ali Beatty works in a hanging workspace at the Google campus in Boulder on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Phase 1, which consists of two, roughly 100,000 square-foot buildings, opened in December. Construction on Phase 2, a third building of roughly 100,000 square feet, should begin later this year and be complete in late 2019. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
“I think just culturally, Denver as a community has similarities to the vibe to Northern California. There is a level of comfort expanding their footprint in Denver because of that fact.”
Steve Billigmeier, Cushman & Wakefield executive managing director
Lamenting the “Californication” of Colorado is a favored pastime for some natives, but don’t expect commercial real estate agents to do much griping about the Bay Area-ification of the Denver metro area.
After all, big-time tech companies from in and around San Francisco have helped make their lives easier over the last decade, soaking up a combined 900,000 square feet of commercial space in the greater Denver-Boulder area since 2010, according to a new report. Read more from Joe Rubino’s story.
Nearly 2 months after Regis University cyberattack, officials on Denver campus still trying to recover
Regis University’s cybersecurity instruction includes use of this “cyber-range” — an internal network in which students can fight off actual cyberattacks carried out by volunteer industry professionals. (Courtesy Regis University)
“We are rebuilding in days and weeks what took many years to build.”
Jennifer Forker, Regis University spokeswoman
Nearly two months after a cyberattack brought down Regis University’s information technology services, officials at the Denver school say they still don’t know the cause of the threat that continues to impact students, staff and faculty on campus, Elizabeth Hernandez reports.
As of last week, nearly 800 faculty and staff Windows PC computers had been restored, along with 400 classroom and lab computers, according to the website regisupdates.com.
By the Numbers
Bronze medalist Lindsey Vonn of the United States celebrates with the American flag after the women’s alpine skiing Super-G on day nine of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Whistler Creekside on Feb. 20, 2010 in Whistler, Canada. (Shaun Botterill, Getty Images)
The number of people who will be inducted into Colorado Sports Hall of Fame’s 2020 class, led by Lindsey Vonn.
The number of people indicted by the Denver District Attorney’s Office for an organized crime ring that included bringing an elderly woman to town from Las Vegas and posing as her grandsons to allegedly steal from her.
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Animas Forks Ghost Town. (Provided by Claude Steelman, Colorado Tourism Office)
+ Here are seven ghost towns in Colorado to visit in honor of Halloween. — The Know Outdoors
+ How Holidaily Brewing and a couple food trucks created a gluten-free utopia in Golden. — The Know
+ Review: Chook brings fine-dining finesse to a fast-casual chicken shop. — The Know
+ Rosetta Hall just brought eight new restaurants in one to Boulder. — The Know
+ The next Front Range snow chance may come Sunday and Monday.
+ World-traveling Lego exhibit “The Art of the Brick” coming to Denver in 2020. — The Know
+ Oysterhead, Trey Anastasio’s supergroup, is reuniting for two shows — both in Colorado. — The Know
+ Troy Guard’s Mister Tuna is the second restaurant to close this year at RiNo’s Industry building.
+ Pokémon Go players crashed a Loveland wedding, which led the city to ask people for courtesy.
+ Good news, Nuggets and Avalanche fans — there’s “positive activity” in the standoff between Altitude Sports and three major distributors, an executive says.
+ A Denver man said a scooter rider crashed into and damaged his wheelchair.
+ David Dahl could become the next great Rockies hitter — if he can stay healthy.
+ Rapids’ Andre Shinyashiki, named MLS Rookie of the Year, has lived up to his promise in first season.
+ Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Will Canton finally show Broncos linebacker Randy Gradishar love he deserves? Hall of Fame president David Baker gives reason for hope.
+ CU Buffs football lands commitment from Hall of Fame WR Jerry Rice’s son.
+ What you missed while not watching Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate.
On the Stove
+ In this week’s Get Cooking, Bill St. John explores the world of tarte Tatin.
+ Recipe: Kale mushroom lasagna. Lasagna is like pizza: Even when it’s bad, it’s good, Joe Yonan writes.
+ Recipe: Frankenmuffins. It’s a snack that doesn’t look appealing because of its unusual green color. But take a bite, and you will be surprised by a delicious banana flavor.
+ Recipe: Chickpea, chard and porcini soup. This hearty soup gets its big flavors from the earthiness of porcini mushrooms.
+ Video: Andrew Rea tries making the $5 milkshake from “Pulp Fiction,” and then makes a $200 version. — Binging with Babish
+ Cocktail: Hot toddy with tea. It’s getting chillier outside. Here’s a recipe to keep you warm — and settle your stomach. — Champagne Tastes
What We’re Reading
+ Fort Carson soldiers welcomed home with tears, hugs and even some snacks. — CPR
+ Memphis Cue Bar, a pool hall for serious players, eyes March opening on Broadway. — Denverite
+ Have you seen “El Camino,” the new Breaking Bad movie on Netflix? If you have, here’s a comprehensive guide to every Easter Egg in the movie. — Esquire
+ This is mesmerizing. This guy’s YouTube channel is all about clearing street drains. — post 10
Song of the Day
Song: “Dani California”
Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sounds like: In celebration of bassist Flea’s 57th birthday, here’s one of my favorite songs — and karaoke go-to — from the long-running rock group.
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