By Joe Nguyen
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Happy snowy Tuesday, Rounduppers!
Today is National Cat Day — not to be confused with National Hug Your Cat Day (June 4). But if you want to hug your cat to celebrate, proceed at your own risk.
Celebrating birthdays include actor Richard Dreyfuss (72), actress Winona Ryder (48) and former Avs forward Eric Messier (46).
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Smarch-like.
+ From the opinion page: “Prop. CC would make growth work for Colorado,” Gov. Jared Polis writes.
+ Ask Amy: Not (Usually) a Hothead called their brother-in-law a racist (bleeping) moron after he began talking about birther conspiracies at a family gathering. Should Hothead apologize?
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It’s already Denver’s snowiest October in 22 years — and more snow is piling up
Sophie Paymaster, 6, right, and her younger brother, Lukas, 3, make snow angels in the freshly fallen snow at Scott Carpenter Park on Oct. 28, 2019, in Boulder. The two came to the park to go sledding with their mother and grandmother. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
It sure seems like winter’s come early this year for the Front Range. After a widespread 4 to 8 inches of snow blanketed the area Sunday and into early Monday, another significant snowfall is blasting its way through the Denver metro area today and tomorrow. If current projections are on point, then this week’s upcoming snowfall stands to be the biggest one so far this season, Chris Bianchi reports.
Pivotal Colorado tax question could hinge on three words
Yes on Proposition CC Denver held a campaign kickoff at Metropolitan State University Denver Student Success Building on Oct. 2, 2019, in Denver. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)
The campaigns both for and against Proposition CC say they expect a nail-biter election night next Tuesday that could well be swung by three words: “Without raising taxes.”
As Colorado heads into the final week of voting, the language of the two statewide ballot measures is getting even more scrutiny than usual, Alex Burness reports.
Downtown Westminster on track for office projects; Marczyk up in the air
An early rendering of the two-building office project developer Schnitzer West has agreed to build in Downtown Westminster from Bryant Flink Architecture + Design. (Schnitzer West)
“Adding an office user to Downtown Westminster takes it one step closer to a true, sustainable downtown by ensuring a consistent daytime population of employees.”
Westminster Mayor Herb Atchison
The razed former mall turned mixed-used mega-development known as Downtown Westminster has its first residents. Now, city officials and developers are looking to give those debut denizens more opportunities to work close to home.
Acting as land seller and infrastructure developer, Westminster last week announced it has a preliminary agreement to sell two plots to developer Schnitzer West that would, in turn, build the first office buildings as part of the 105-acre project, Joe Rubino reports.
Joe Flacco out with neck injury, Brandon Allen in at quarterback for Broncos vs. Browns on Sunday
Brandon Allen of the Denver Broncos warms up before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 27, 2019, in Indianapolis. (Justin Casterline, Getty Images)
A herniated disc in his neck will prevent quarterback Joe Flacco from starting for the Broncos on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
Brandon Allen will make his first NFL start and the backup will be Brett Rypien or Drew Lock, according to Broncos coach Vic Fangio. The Broncos medical staff told him surgery for Flacco isn’t required “right at this minute. … But those things are fluid,” and putting him on injured reserve is possible down the road, Ryan O’Halloran writes.
By the Numbers
The north side of Denver Museum of Nature & Science, shown at sunrise, in Denver. (Provided by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science)
You can visit 16 Denver museums for free Saturday night. — The Know
The Nuggets’ record after defeating the Sacramento Kings on the road Monday night.
How many college basketball players with Colorado ties are listed in CBS Sports’ top 101 stars entering the 2019-20 season.
How many years a Littleton man has been sentenced to in prison after holding five people at gunpoint and forcing a sixth to drive him to Albuquerque.
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Colorado in 2000 began phasing out its old green mountain, white sky license plates. A state lawmaker is proposing Colorado revert to the old design beginning in 2021. (Denver Post file)
+ Colorado’s license plates could return to green mountains and white sky.
+ Women can now buy birth control at King Soopers pharmacies without a doctor’s visit.
+ Summit County ski areas have already received 40 inches of snow in October. — The Know Outdoors
+ A Colorado teen is suing Juul and alleges e-cigarette giant isn’t warning the public of vaping dangers.
+ Denver denies developer’s bid to acquire valuable public land for cheap.
+ Independence Pass is closed for the season.
+ Wildfire forces evacuations in Conejos County.
+ Ski areas across the country are struggling to find seasonal workers and are starting to up the ante. — The Know Outdoors
+ Running back Marvin Kinsey Jr., CSU’s leading rusher, is no longer with the Rams football team.
What We’re Reading
+ Colorado gun sales rise as mass shootings, Democratic debates grab headlines. — CPR
+ Raices Brewing Co. is open, bustling and aiming to fill the fútbol void left by Three Lions. — Denverite
+ Denver Zoo closes Bird World, but its legacy of conservation lives on. — 5280
+ Amazon’s new plan to dominate grocery delivery: making AmazonFresh totally free for Prime members. — Vox
Song of the Day
Song: “Genghis Khan”
Artist: Miike Snow
Sounds like: Looking for a song with “snow” in the title, I settled on one of my favorite bands instead — granted, they named themselves after a guy named Mike Snow. Dancey beat, fun video, this catchy tune should get your mind off of the inclement weather outside for at least five minutes.
Follow our Spotify playlist for an endless fountain of tunes: Click this link or search “Mile High Roundup” in your app.
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