By Robert Denton
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Welcome to another Friday edition of the Roundup. Just in case you missed them, here are some of our most read stories this week:
- New Belgium Brewing, Colorado’s largest craft brewery, announces sale to international beer conglomerate
- In-N-Out Burger expects its Lone Tree restaurant to be so busy its drive-thru lane will be able to fit 26 cars
- Here’s what caused those rare wave clouds over Denver on Sunday night
Now, on to today’s news…
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+ Today’s Weather: The Sun will be coming out this afternoon and sticking around for the weekend.
+ From the opinion page: “Polis budget focus on education and reserves is good policy,” the Denver Post editorial board writes.
+ Ask Amy: Former Friends are looking for a better way to break it off with other couples they no longer get along with.
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Star Fairview High quarterback Aidan Atkinson arrested in Boulder sex-assault investigation
Fairview High School’s Aidan Atkinson (No. 10) throws a pass in the game against Boulder High School at Recht Field on Aug. 29, 2019. (Daily Camera)
Standout Fairview High School quarterback Aidan Atkinson, a record-setting senior who has committed to play at Northwestern University, was arrested Friday morning after police allege he sexually assaulted multiple women on a party bus in 2018. Read more from Mitchell Byars.
Southwest fleshing out its expansion plans at Denver International Airport
Southwest Airlines received incentives from the state Thursday to vastly expand its operations at Denver International Airport. (Denver Post file)
Southwest Airlines has chosen Denver over Nashville, Tenn., and Houston for a major expansion that could bring more than 1,000 new jobs to Denver International Airport over the next eight years, Aldo Svaldi reports.
De’Von Bailey’s cousin found not guilty of reported crime that led to fatal police shooting
This Aug. 3, 2019, photo from police body camera video from the Colorado Springs Police Department shows the first in a sequence of photos of a confrontation between officers, De’Von Bailey, left, and Lawrence Stoker. (Colorado Springs Police Department via AP)
On Thursday, a jury acquitted De’Von Bailey’s cousin, Lawrence Stoker, of the only criminal charge connected to the alleged robbery after less than 10 minutes of deliberation, Stoker’s attorney Daniel Kay said. Officers confronted the two after responsding to a reported robbery and fatally shot Bailey after he ran from them. Read more from Elise Schmelzer.
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Rock Canyon High School Ski Club member Ellen Eldridge negotiates a little powder near the Alpine Valley run on Peak 8 at the Breckenridge ski area on Feb. 4, 2012. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
+ Breckenridge Ski Resort has the most terrain open in the U.S. — The Know Outdoors
+ Here’s what’s new at Colorado ski areas this season — The Know Outdoors
+ Aspen Snowmass, Beaver Creek opening early this weekend — The Know Outdoors
+ Edgewater Public Market brings a ton of new dining options to the western suburbs — The Know
+ Everything you need to know about Denver’s Christmas pop-up bars — The Know
+ Camila Cabello, Nathaniel Rateliff, Post Malone and more notable Denver concerts coming up — The Know
+ Dimestore Delibar might just be the easiest place to eat, drink and buy (some) groceries in Highland — The Know
+ NEWSLETTER: Want Denver food news delivered to your inbox? — The Know
+ Colorado woman first to climb all 846 peaks above 13,000 feet in every state but Alaska — The Know Outdoors
+ Colorado Music Hall of Fame inducts 2019 class and plans a move to RiNo — The Know
+ In “The Thanksgiving Play,” cultural correctness, “enlightened white allies” and the perils of being “woke” — The Know
+ Colorado resort named the best in the West by Ski Magazine — The Know Outdoors
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By the Numbers
Morning rush hour traffic on Interstate 25 near West 23rd Avenue on Sept. 25 in Denver. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
+ Colorado unveils a $1.6 billion roadmap of highway projects for the next 3 years
+ More than 100 Douglas County schools to share $10 million in new safety funds, with most going to physical upgrades
+ AAA Colorado expects 27,000 Coloradans to set a Thanksgiving travel record this year
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The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Thursday adopted the first set of major rules under a new law overhauling regulation of the oil and gas industry. (Helen H. Richardson, Denver Post file)
+ New state rules will create first-ever public mapping of underground oil, gas lines
Ralston Valley’s Braden Siders finds hope through football: “It’s given me everything”
+ Denver residents find radon in their subsidized apartments – and housing authority won’t do anything about it
+ Thanksgiving in Denver can feature some wacky weather
+ Pricing flights and cars online is common. Are funerals next? Founder of Funeralocity thinks so.
+ 🔊 Amateur Hour Podcast: Grading Mel Tucker, assessing Mike Bobo and going undefeated in China
+ Madden NFL 20 simulation: How Drew Lock fares as Broncos’ starting quarterback
+ Missing 18-month-old girl found safe in Denver in her mother’s car, police say
+ Colorado prep football playoff games to watch in Week 13
+ Kiszla: These aren’t your grandfather’s run-and-fun Nuggets. Can Denver win NBA championship with defense?
+ Tim Patrick’s perseverance pays off as the Broncos wideout is primed to emerge as a dynamic offensive weapon
+ Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle in Aurora
+ Man who ran tax prep business in Denver pleads guilty to obstructing IRS
+ No hate crime charges for man accused of threatening people at Denver mosque, prosecutors annouce
+ Adams County man charged in connection with shooting neighbor, encasing his body in concrete
+ Majority of RTD passengers would accept service cuts to get more reliability, survey says
+ STEM shooting victim’s mother describes text message she received from her son
+ Yellowstone bison mow, fertilize their own grass, study says
+ Jake Burton, founder of Burton Snowboards, dies at 65
What We’re Reading
+ Tom Hanks just learned he’s related to Mister Rogers, days before his Mister Rogers movie opens — The Washington Post
+ Ghost ships, crop circles, and soft gold: A GPS mystery in Shanghai — MIT Technology Review
+ Secret Service spent quarter of a million dollars at Trump’s properties in first five months of his term, records show — Washington Post
Song of the Day
Song: “Golden Embers,” “The Wolves” and “Wildfire”
Artist: Mandolin Orange
Sounds like: This Tiny Desk Concert features the duo performing acoustic with one mic. Reminds me a lot of The Milk Carton Kids, Elephant Revival and Gregory Alan Isakov. Also… they’re playing with the Colorado Symphony in January.
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