By Tynin Fries
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Good morning, Rounduppers.
I, for one, am very tired and would like to get straight to the point today. So let’s get to all that juicy news.
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+ Today’s Weather: Chilly this morning, but temperatures will warm up by Saturday.
+ From the Editorial Board: “After decades of hiding clergy abuse, Colorado diocese must take extraordinary precautions,” the Editorial Board writes following the investigation into Catholic clergy sex abuse in Colorado.
+ Ask Amy: Living Sober is frustrated by the awkwardness of social interactions they have around choosing to be sober.
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Colorado Prop CC’s failure may lead to bigger TABOR fights in 2020
Proposition CC opponent Amy Oliver Cooke, center, likes the return numbers on the big screen while celebrating victory at an opposition watch party at the Great Northern restaurant on election night on Nov. 5. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
Proposition CC’s big defeat this week was only the latest in a series of bruising ballot-box losses for Colorado Democrats and their allies, but some activists are gearing up for an even bigger fight next year.
Already on the menu of options: a full repeal of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights — the nuclear option of Colorado politics — and a revived stab at a progressive income tax that would cost high earners more, Jon Murray reports.
Kelsey Berreth murder case: Mistress Krystal Lee Kenney takes stand in Patrick Frazee murder trial
Patrick Frazee, who has been charged with five counts of murder in connection with missing Woodlands Park mother Kelsey Berreth, appeared in court on Jan. 4, 2019. (Pool video, Denver7)
The Teller County courthouse was filled with even more drama yesterday as Patrick Frazee’s mistress, Krystal Lee Kenney, took the stand as the key witness in the Kelsey Berreth murder case.
Kenney detailed her 13-year relationship with Frazee, including details of how he allegedly bought her a dog and later threatened to kill it, how she got pregnant with his child and was pressured to have an abortion, and how he attempted to convince her to kill Berreth herself.
By the numbers
The inside of Bread Bar in Silver Plume. (Lauren DeFilippo, provided by Bread Bar)
+ Ski season is upon us so we rounded up 8 après-ski spots along I-70 where you can to finish off a powder day. — The Know Outdoors
+ CU Denver’s first dorm is getting a $10 million boost — partly to add more beds at the historically commuter campus.
+ The deadline to buy a 2019-2020 Epic Pass is coming up. — The Know Outdoors
+ The number of employees that Denver’s Porter Adventist Hospital will lay off.
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The new holiday cups from Starbucks are… here. (Provided by Starbucks)
+ Every year Starbucks makes waves and offends someone with their holiday cups. This year, they are replacing “Christmas” with “coffee.” — The Know
+ In midst of “brutal” recovery, Broncos TE Jake Butt remains confident he can be a key contributor in future.
+ Campus Lounge plans to reopen, again, but with a new name and a bunch of new owners.
+ Here’s what the Avalanche must fix to end 5-game skid.
+ RTD wants to hear from the public before deciding on any service cuts. Leave your input by filling our their feedback form.
+ Upper Downtown or UpDo? The Downtown Denver Partnership renamed the Central Business District and are not a fan of the possible nicknames.
+ Tri-State faces a possible defection from another electric association as complaints are being filed with regulators.
+ 9 Colorado prep football games to watch in Week 11.
+ A new fantasy sport has arrived and it’s for … climbing.
+ One Denver sheriff’s deputy was fired, two were suspended, in separate disciplinary actions.
+ How Gary Barnett’s CU Buffs journey came full circle.
What We’re Reading
+ This piece details how talking to men about their female role models is still like pulling teeth. Many men, this writer found, can only come up with fictional characters or their mothers as role models. — MEL Magazine
+ As ski season approached, Colorado’s singles might find themselves in a pickle where the Epic Pass vs. Ikon Pass debate is ruining dating. — 5280
+ As the nation and the world attempt to battle climate change and pollution, Louisiana is backsliding, where the air quality in “Cancer Alley” is getting worse for predominantly black and poor communities. — ProPublica
+ Today’s Daily episode is worth a listen. As the Supreme Court gets ready to decide whether a person can be fired for their gender identity, this looks at the origin of the case and how it’s morphed the court into being more fearful of the “social upheaval” that the protection would have than ruling on the actual law and language itself. — New York Times
Song of the Day
Artist: Taylor Swift
Sounds like: This may be a breakup song, but for some reason I found it comforting on this chilly morning. Maybe it’s how I felt breaking up with my bed this morning? Taylor never fails to have a song for everything.
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