By Tynin Fries
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Happy Thursday, Rounduppers.
Today is National Pasta Day, which is the only excuse I need to eat a mountain of carbs going into my weekend. What’s your favorite pasta? My recent favorite is this lemony squash linguine.
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+ Today’s Weather: Another warm, dry day.
+ From the Editorial Board: “Want to fix the Electoral College? There’s one realistic way to go and it’s already law,” Sylvia Bernstein writes.
+ Ask Amy: Amy reminds Dis-Connecting that just because you send a random person a message via the internet, they are not obligated to respond to you.
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Colorado Supreme Court to weigh in on how judges decide when people on probation can use medical marijuana
The Colorado Supreme Court chambers at the Ralph Carr Judicial Center in Denver, Colorado Nov. 14, 2013. (Hyoung Chang, Denver Post file)
Can people on probation legally use medical marijuana? That’s the question the Colorado Supreme Court will answer as courts try to figure out the ground rules. The case also will look at the length a probationer must go to prove that marijuana is critical to their health.
“Colorado courts frequently impose conditions of probation that are not related to the crime committed or to the defendant’s specific needs. Imposing onerous and unnecessary conditions makes the successful completion of probation difficult, if not impossible.”
Cayce Duncan, deputy state public defender
A viral video of a Colorado pastor cleansing his congregation after a gay speaker prompted outrage. Here’s how they reconciled.
Google street view image of the Gateway Church in Del Norte, Colo. (Google)
This is the story of what happens when faith, personal expression and sexual identity collide — and how a tense town in southern Colorado talked its way out of trouble.
When a Del Norte pastor cleansed his church through prayer after a gay man told his coming out story, things got heated. Then, the community came together to talk its way through the building tension.
Billionaires back Hickenlooper and PACs push Gardner to top fundraising spots
Senate Candidate John Hickenlooper, the former governor of Colorado, speaks to a large crowd during a forum held at the Durango Public Library in Durango on Sept. 7. (Susannah Kay, Special to The Denver Post)
At least eight billionaires contributed to John Hickenlooper’s campaign for U.S. Senate in its first six weeks as the front-running Democrat competed toe-to-toe financially with Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, who also raised millions of dollars between July and September, Justin Wingerter reports.
Hickenlooper and other Democrats in the crowded Senate race are not accepting donations from corporate political action committees. Gardner, a Yuma Republican, is accepting them and received hundreds of thousands of dollars from PACs between July and September.
Beer desert no more: Arvada’s Candelas development adds 10 commercial tenants, including the area’s first taproom
Resolute Brewing Tap & Cellar beertender Megan McLinden pours a beer at the Candelas Point Retail Center location in Arvada on Wednesday, Oct. 16. (Michael Ciaglo, Special to The Denver Post)
What was a very rare occurance in Colorado, a beer desert, is no more in Arvada’s Candelas community. Oertli and the team with Resolute Brewing Co. opened a taproom and barrel-aging cellar in May.
“We’ve already developed a great set of regulars. We have a couple that drives a golf cart to the taproom.”
Clifton Oertli, owner
By the Numbers
The state of Colorado is seemingly a rectangle but actually has 697 sides. (Google)
+ Colorado is not a rectangle. In fact, it has 697 sides and it actually a hexahectaenneacontakaiheptagon.
+ The number of incorrect ballots sent out by Adams County. Corrected ballots are supposed to be sent out Friday.
+ By 2040, drivers can expect to spend 56 hours a year stuck in traffic, which is double what it is now in metro Denver.
+ The amount that the U.S. Interior Department’s activities generated for Colorado.
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Running back Carlos Hyde (23) of the Houston Texans carries the ball as strong safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) and cornerback Charvarius Ward (35) of the Kansas City Chiefs defend during the second half of the game at Arrowhead Stadium on Oct. 13 in Kansas City, Mo. (Jamie Squire, Getty Images)
+ Here’s your preview ahead of today’s Broncos game against the Kansas City Chiefs:
+ Colorado seeks “urgent” decision from the Supreme Court on faithless electors, or the electors who don’t want to follow the popular vote in the state.
+ The latest on the Park County School District strike as the union and district continue to negotiate.
+ Blake Shelton is coming to Denver’s Pepsi Center in 2020. — The Know
+ A Larimer County wildfire forced evacuations last night in Glacier View area.
+ The Nuggets released Tyler Cook and will convert PJ Dozier to a two-way contract, source says.
+ Ski.com is offering an all-expenses-paid “dream job” to ski the world’s best resorts. — The Know Outdoors
+ Aurora police shot a man through front window of his home, attorney says.
+ ICYMI: Why we are holding community conversations to discuss youth suicide. Want to attend one? Here’s the event schedule.
What We’re Reading
+ What are America’s biggest sports rivalries? You might be surprised (although I’m not. #GoDevs).— NYT
+ This is terrifying: The Trump Admin’s war on naturalized citizens. — The American Prospect
+ Check out the lastest Trump scandal. These never-before-seen Trump tax documents show major inconsistencies no one can explain. — ProPublica
Song of the Day
Song: “I’ll Be Back Someday”
Artist: Tegan and Sara
Sounds like: I’ll be driving to Colorado Springs later today so this is at the top of my short roadtrip playlist. I’ll also have to throw in Taylor Swift’s entire tiny desk concert.
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