Colorado has done good — but inconsistent — work on school safety, new legislative committee is told

0 Colorado schools have done some good work to keep students safer, but inconsistency and lack of funding could leave gaps in security, multiple people told an interim legislative committee Thursday. Representatives from law enforcement, research groups and the Colorado School Safety Resource Center pointed to ideas that are producing results in schools, including programs to encourage students to support each other, training on how to handle student threats, and…

NBA Summer League 2019 Denver Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. likely to miss Summer League with knee sprain

Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr is ‘unlikely to play at Las Vegas Summer League after suffering a left knee sprain during a scrimmage, as first reported by Mike Singer of The Denver Post. While the injury is not deemed to be serious, the Nuggets will keep Porter Jr. sidelined for precautionary reasons. "You feel bad, because the kid has been putting in a lot of work, and he was…

Colorado School Officials Consider Razing Site of Columbine Massacre

DENVER (Reuters) – Public education officials in Colorado are considering a plan to tear down and rebuild Columbine High School, saying the site remains a "source of inspiration" for potential gun violence 20 years after a mass shooting there left 15 people dead. The idea was floated on Thursday in an open letter from the superintendent of Jefferson County public schools, Jason Glass, to Columbine staff, students, parents and members…

Tim Connelly won’t take top Wizards job, to stay in Denver

There won’t be a Tim Connelly reunion with the Washington Wizards after all. Connelly passed on the opportunity to become the Wizards President of Basketball Operations, and instead will remain in the same capacity with the Denver Nuggets, a source confirms to NBC Sports Washington. ESPN first reported on Connelly’s decision. Washington received permission to meet with Connelly late Thursday evening. He left the NBA Combine in Chicago and flew…

Wizards granted permission to speak with Denver’s Tim Connelly about open GM job

Nuggets’ Tim Connelly to meet with Wizards owner Ted Leonsis The Wizards interest in Denver Nuggets President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly is now out in the open. Washington has been granted permission to discuss the franchise’s President of Basketball Operations job with Connelly, a source confirmed to NBC Sports Washington. Connelly, who began his NBA front office career with the Wizards, has long been considered a strong if not…

Blues beat Colorado in white-knuckle shootout

Blues goalie Jordan Binnington makes a stop on the puck while surrounded by players on Monday, April 1, 2019, during the third period of the game between the St. Louis Blues and the Colorado Avalanche at the Enterprise Center. Photo by J.B. Forbes, The result put the Blues a season-high 15 games above .500 at 43-28-8, but more importantly ensured that they will finish no lower than the first wild-card…

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,…