By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Wednesday, Rounduppers!
It’s National Pizza Month, which I can only assume the only way to celebrate is by eating more pizza. It’s also National Pasta Month, so if you’re looking to carbo-load, here’s your chance.
Celebrating birthdays include director Ang Lee (65), country singer Dwight Yoakam (63) and actor Ryan Reynolds (43).
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Snow is coming.
+ From the opinion page: “The U.S. needs more of India’s and China’s best and brightest,” writes Bloomberg Opinion columnist Noah Smith.
+ Ask Amy: Hurt is married and said he’s been addicted to sexting. His husband caught him — again — and kicked him out. Now Hurt wants to get back together.
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Colorado weather: When, where and how much snow you can expect Wednesday-Thursday
A deer forages along West Deer Creek Canyon road in the cold and snow on Oct. 10, 2019. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
Snow and ice could hamper Denver-area commutes on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning as a sharp cold front will deliver another round of October snowfall to the Front Range.
Between 2 and 5 inches of snowfall is expected to fall for the majority of the Denver metro area on Wednesday night into Thursday morning, though snow amounts could vary significantly from one part of the metro area to another. The northern and eastern sides of the metro area will probably receive lower amounts compared to the foothills and the Palmer Divide south and west of downtown Denver, Chris Bianchi reports.
Investigator finds 43 Catholic priests in Colorado sexually abused at least 166 children; slams dioceses for record keeping, damaging culture
“Our review revealed flaws in the Colorado Dioceses’ records and practices that make it impossible to honestly and reliably conclude that no clergy child sex abuse has occurred in Colorado since 1998 — or that no Colorado Roman Catholic priests in active ministry have sexually abused children or are sexually abusing them.”
Bob Troyer, report’s author
A state investigation found at least 166 children were sexually abused by 43 Catholic priests in Colorado over the past 70 years, and more than half of those children were abused after the state’s three dioceses knew the priests were abusers, Elise Schlmezer writes.
NUGGETS SEASON OPENER
In NBA’s super duo era, Nuggets turn to Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray
Nikola Jokic (15), left, and Jamal Murray (27), right, of the Denver Nuggets during the Denver Nuggets’ media day on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
Amid the chaos of the NBA offseason, the Nuggets stayed almost entirely intact. Coming off 54 wins, tying their second-highest win total ever, the decision to stand pat was by design.
That hope is pinned on All-NBA center Nikola Jokic and rising star Jamal Murray, who was rewarded this offseason with a five-year, $170 million max extension that will protect the pairing for the foreseeable future, Mike Singer writes.
Hundreds of prisoners can seek new trials, freedom after Colorado Supreme Court rules sentences illegal
“This appears clearly to go against what many defense lawyers and prosecutors have assumed to be true for years, that different types of sentences can be imposed on different charges in the same case.”
Scott Robinson, defense attorney
The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled the sentences of hundreds — perhaps thousands — of criminal defendants serving time in Colorado prisons, some for violent sexual crimes, are illegal, giving many of them a renewed shot at freedom.
The court last month stunned the state’s judicial system when it ruled that defendants cannot be sentenced to both prison and probation for charges in the same case, deeming the sentences illegal and unenforceable, David Migoya reports.
By the Numbers
Dr. Justina Ford, circa 1920s. The first African American female doctor in Denver, Ford was denied a medical license for years. She and her patients were also denied access to Denver hospitals. Even so, late in life she estimated that she had delivered roughly 7,000 babies during her 50-year career. (Courtesy of Black American West Museum, Paul W. Stewart Collection)
How many babies Dr. Justina Ford delivered in her career. Denverites are lately finding reasons to rediscover life and legacy of Ford, the city’s first African-American female doctor.
How many jobs will come to Denver in the next eight years with Snapdocs, a young tech firm specializing in real estate loan closings, coming to town.
When Loveland will open, becoming the third Colorado ski area to open for the 2019-20 season. — The Know Outdoors
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A modern classic, Steuben’s serves burgers, fries, milkshakes and many more comfort foods from its two Denver-area restaurants. (Provided by Steuben’s)
+ These classic Denver restaurants never get old, even after decades in business.
+ Colorado’s 13 most iconic, historic restaurants and what to order when you’re there. — The Know
+ It’s scary how many Halloween-themed 5Ks, 10Ks and half-marathons there are this weekend. — The Know Outdoors
+ Fever Dream Festival, a book-signing with Sasha Sagan (daughter of Carl Sagan) and more upcoming events. — The Know
+ RTD leaders resist service cuts while acknowledging agency faces a “major problem” with worker shortage.
+ Denver among latest cities to get Starbucks delivery service.
+ A new building rising behind Stanley Marketplace in Aurora will be a commercial greenhouse.
+ Colorado endorsements for Bernie Sanders show Working Families Party split with national group.
+ Expert questions decision to withdraw nutrition from Colorado girl whose mother is now charged with murder.
+ Colorado hemp delivery driver arrested in South Dakota and indicted on drug charges.
+ “An unnecessary stain”: Denver Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca no longer plans to hire her partner.
+ Associate Justice Elena Kagan says U.S. Supreme Court isn’t partisan, despite the current political climate.
+ Mel Tucker announces Jacob Callier’s departure from CU Buffs.
On the Stove
+ In this week’s Get Cooking, Bill St. John explores how the pig became an American culinary mainstay, and offers up a recipe for Goose Sorensen’s pork loin.
+ Recipe: Roasted squash with yogurt and spiced, buttered pistachio. It’s a good side dish or app for a party, to be sure, but you don’t have to have anybody over to appreciate it, Joe Yonan writes.
+ Recipe: Sour cream maple cake. How do pancakes and maple syrup get more exciting? Turn them into a cake, Becky Krystal says.
+ Tips: High-altitude baking. Struggling to bake here in Colorado? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Here’s some advice to properly bake in the Centennial State.
+ Video: Here are some tips on how to step up your homemade burrito game (Hint: it’s all about the tortilla). — Internet Shaquille
+ Cocktails: Halloween-inspired cocktails. Halloween is next week, but the partying starts this weekend. Here are three recipes from M. Carrie Allan to liven up your festivities.
What We’re Reading
+ The heart of a case challenging Denver’s camping ban: Does the city have adequate shelter beds? — Denverite
+ How boozy will Denver become with its common consumption area proposal? — Westword
+ Here are six ways to get spooked in Breckenridge this Halloween. — 5280
+ The eight best budgeting apps we could find: Here’s what we loved and hated. — The Penny Hoarder
Song of the Day
Song: “The Hamilton Polka”
Artist: Weird Al Yankovic
Sounds like: Yankovic turns 60 today, so in honor of the king of musical parodies, here’s his polka tribute to the Broadway musical “Hamilton.” Lin-Manuel Miranda and Yankovic went on “The Tonight Show” to talk about the song.
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