Denver councilman proposes tax increase for parks

DENVER — Imagine a city without a park. It’s not hard, there are lots of them. But not in Denver. There are over 5,000 acres of traditional parks and parkways for your picnicking pleasure. Denver City Councilman Jolon Clark says we need more parks. Denver is increasing population he says is putting the ratio of people to parks perilously low, “as we grow, we cannot just grow and get denser…

George Will: Score one for the Colorado baker, but not necessarily anyone else

Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store in Lakewood, Colorado, in 2014. The Supreme Court is setting aside a Colorado court ruling against a baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. But the court is not deciding the big issue in the case, whether a business can refuse to serve gay and lesbian people. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File) WASHINGTON — “Loose lips…

In a crowded Democratic field for Colorado governor, leading candidates focus on identity politics

Justin Edmonds, Special to the Denver Post The leading campaigns in the Democratic race for governor are asking voters in the crowded primary a simple but complicated question: Which candidate do you identify with most? The candidates are appealing to voters based on a shared identity with slogans, signs and speeches designed to secure core supporters in a field where their campaign platforms are more alike than not. Jared Polis,…

Man fleeing traffic stop in Denver causes fatal crash

Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. DENVER (AP) — A 37-year-old man fleeing an attempted traffic stop in Denver caused a crash that killed a woman and injured two others, one critically. The man ran away from the crash Sunday afternoon, but police arrested him about a block away. Police Sgt. Michael Farr says officer tried to stop…

Hyperloop could whisk skiers from slopes to downtown Denver, sketch shows

SAN FRANCISCO — Virgin Hyperloop One, one of the companies developing high-speed transportation that would zip people and cargo in low-pressure tubes at about 200 mph, released sketches Wednesday of a passenger terminal near Denver International Airport. But don’t plan on checking in for a ride anytime soon. This is just one of the many feasibility studies Virgin Hyperloop One is conducting around the world with local transportation officials, lawmakers…

Slow moving storm to bring hail, thunderstorms to Colorado

This weekend brings a severe weather threat Friday afternoon and a soggy Saturday. Storms are expected to develop Friday afternoon along the foothills, gaining strength as they push east. A lot of the storm potential depends on how much sunshine the Front Range sees on Friday. The more sunshine, the better chance for stronger storms. The main threat with these storms will be hail, potentially accumulating hail. Strong winds and…

Colorado girl seriously injured in bear attack outside home

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A 5-year-old Colorado girl is hospitalized with serious injuries after she was attacked by a bear outside her home. The attack happened early Sunday near Grand Junction, about 240 miles (386 kilometers) west of Denver. We are investigating a bear attack that occurred early Sunday morning in Grand Junction. We will provide updates as they become available. https://t.co/5OXH5vpH9d — CO Parks & Wildlife (@COParksWildlife) May…

Denver firefighters want to show local community the benefits of composting

Denver firefighters are taking on a new role in the community by serving as “zero heroes” to work toward achieving “zero waste” in the city through composting. Denver Public Works and the Denver Fire Department are expanding its partnership to promote the benefits of the Denver Composts program. “We’ve all become really good recyclers. We know our cans and our bottles are recyclable, but we don’t really think about our…

Projecting the Broncos 53-man roster

With free agency and the draft in the rear view mirror, we have a pretty good idea of who the Denver Broncos will be bringing into camp, besides maybe a few straggler signings or a trade. So here is my first stab at projecting the final Broncos 53-man roster. I know, I know it’s way too early and we won’t have an educated guess at most of these roster battles…

Early runs enough as Colorado Springs hangs on to beat Storm Chasers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Springs made three second-inning runs stand up as the Sky Sox edged the Omaha Storm Chasers 3-2 on Saturday. Colorado Springs got a two-run single from Nate Orf to take a 3-0 lead. Omaha answered with a run in the third as Hunter Dozier’s double bought home Ramon Torres. The Chasers pulled within 3-2 in the ninth as Billy Burns’ sacrifice fly, which scored Bubba…