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Ten More Sports for Tim Tebow to Try If He Fails at Pro Baseball, Too

2 months ago by Michael Roberts
The collective head of planetary sports media exploded this week when agents for former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow announced that he's interested in tackling a career in Major League Baseball and will be holding a try-out for teams later this month. Never mind that he hasn't played baseball since...
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Widow of John Sherwood, Skier Who Died at Breck, Sues Teen Over Fatal Collision

3 days ago by Michael Roberts
In recent days, we told you about a surprising ski-resort death: Hansi Brenninger, an expert skier who worked as an instructor at Aspen Mountain, was killed during a visit with his son to a ski area in Park City, Utah. Today brings another story that's as unusual as it is tragic...
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Ryan Ronquillo: Call to Dismiss Police Shooting Case v. "Frenzying Piranhas"

4 days ago by Michael Roberts
Earlier this summer, April Sanchez filed a lawsuit in regard to the fatal Denver police shooting of her son, Ryan Ronquillo, outside a funeral home, where he had traveled in July 2014 attend the viewing of a friend who'd taken his own life. The suit's central claim: Ronquillo, an alleged car...
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Darryl Glenn Interview: Up Close and Personal With the GOP Senate Candidate

4 days ago by Michael Roberts
Darryl Glenn, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Colorado, says he isn't worried about all those polls showing him losing by double digits to Democrat Michael Bennet, who currently holds the seat. And neither does Glenn admit to being bothered by criticism of his thus-far low-key campaign, his...
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Aurora Theater Owner Drops Demand That Victims Pay $700K in Legal Fees

11 days ago by Michael Roberts
The wheels of justice grind slowly — especially when it comes to the Aurora theater shooting. In October 2012, we told you about a lawsuit filed against Cinemark, owner of the Century 16 theater where James Holmes killed twelve people and injured seventy others on July 20 of that year,...
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Montbello Fights Against Food Desert, Old Rep About Gangs and Crime

10 days ago by Michael Roberts
This week's news about two deaths in Montbello over a 24 hour span couldn't have come at a worse time. Today, Angelle Fouther, chairperson of the Montbello Organizing Committee (MOC), and other neighborhood leaders are scheduled to gather at the chambers of Denver mayor Michael Hancock to meet with representatives of grocery...
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Update: How Plan to Reduce Red-Light Running Without Tickets Crashed, Burned

10 days ago by Michael Roberts
At tonight's Denver City Council meeting, members are scheduled to vote on renewing a contract with Xerox for red-light cameras, and the proposal is expected to pass easily — although perhaps not unanimously. Kevin Flynn, who represents District 2, stresses that he supports the use of red-light cameras (as well...
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Filmmaker Jason Halprin Chooses Not to Tell Great Stories

16 days ago by Kyle Harris
Some filmmakers tell great stories. Jason Halprin chooses not to. In films he'll show Saturday night at Cinema Contra, he refuses to dictate to audiences how or what they should feel or think. The 38-year-old experimental filmmaker grew up in Pueblo. In high school, he seeped himself in the writings...
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ACLU: Denver Parks' Temp Drug-User Ban Is Unconstitutional and We May Sue

23 days ago by Michael Roberts
Reports of rising heroin use and drug dealing at Denver parks and along the Cherry Creek Greenway are backed up by statistics. According to Denver Parks and Recreation, police have made 128 felony arrests along the Cherry Creek trail, mostly for drug-related offenses, and over the past year, an estimated...
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Susan Shawl's Pit Bull-Attack Death Sets Back Breed-Ban Fight, Advocate Says

24 days ago by Michael Roberts
David Edelstein, founder of Team Pit-a-Full, a pro-pit-bull advocacy organization and training service, has been working for years to overturn pit-bull bans in Denver and Aurora. Now, after Conifer resident Susan Shawl was killed in an attack by two terrier-pit bull mixes owned by her son, he sees the battle...

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