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Tech startups grapple with diversity in hiring, report finds
In this touchy world of workforce diversity — and whether technology companies overlook qualified workers who aren’t white men — even the well intentioned are still figuring things out.
Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee joins Comcast, Denver city officials to celebrate expansion of $9.95 internet program
Olympian Joyner-Kersee was in Denver on Tuesday to celebrate the expansion of Comcast’s $9.95 high-speed internet plan to all families and individuals who receive public housing assistance.
Diamondbacks unleash more frustration in 11-4 victory over the Rockies
The Diamondbacks piled up double-digit runs and hits for the second straight night while dealing the Rockies an 11-4 defeat.
Burke Ramsey responds to conspiracy theories, accusations about JonBenét’s Boulder murder
Less than two-weeks after the murder of 6-year-old, child beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey, her 9-year-old brother, Burke, sketched drawings of his family at the request of a child psychologist. The art work did not include JonBenét.
Widow of fallen Lakewood police officer settles federal lawsuit for $3.5 million
The widow of a Lakewood police officer killed by friendly fire in the line of duty has dropped a federal lawsuit against the city as part of an agreement to collect $3.5 million in settlement claims.
Two of three Legacy High School football coaches released from hospital
Two of the three Legacy High School football coaches injured in a fatal bus accident at Denver International Airport were released Tuesday from the hospital.
Ethiopian marathoner who made anti-government gesture at Olympics continues to live in fear
Since the Rio Olympics, when Feyisa Lilesa made an anti-government gesture during the marathon, he has traveled from country to country out of fear of going home. He worries about the family he left behind in Ethiopia. His young kids ask when they will see him again.
Body found inside northeast Denver home, police investigate suspicious death
Police are investigating a body found inside a northeast Denver home.
Colorado fishing report for the week of Sept. 13, 2016
Conditions for the week of Sept. 13, 2016. Information is provided by Colorado Parks & Wildlife employees and local fishing enthusiasts.
Wells Fargo scandal erases $1.4 billion from Warren Buffett’s fortune
Warren Buffett had $1.4 billion wiped from his fortune Tuesday after Wells Fargo & Co. fell 3.3 percent as the fallout continued from revelations that bank employees had opened more than 2 million accounts without clients’ approval.
Disabled parking crackdown to be included in Denver’s proposed 2017 budget
Denver no longer would rely on a ragtag band of volunteers to enforce rules for disabled parking in publicly accessible lots under the city’s proposed 2017 budget.
Police release name of man allegedly caught on camera peeking into teen girl’s room
Arvada police have released the name of a man allegedly caught on camera last month peeking into the room of a 17-year-old girl.
Business Q&A: Cafe 180, Englewood
Cafe 180 calls what they do “dignification” — serving dignity and self-sufficiency by letting customers volunteer as payment for their meal.
Business Q&A: Transparent Dreams Stained Glass, Denver
Even after earning three college degrees, Mark Stine could not resist a career in creativity, turning to a childhood hobby: stained glass.
Kiszla: Stop the silly “Star-Spangled Banner” fight at NFL games and crank up the AC/DC
If the NFL wanted an anthem to truly represent the head-banging violence of the sport America loves best, it would immediately cease playing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before kickoff and instead have the crowd stand and sing something more appropriate, such as “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC.
Denver’s Kyle Wester nears 90 mph to set world speed record for downhill skateboarding
Kyle Wester slipped a speed suit over his leathers, so he could reduce drag and increase aerodynamics. He put new wheels on his board. After a few kicks, he tucked down low on his Santa Cruz longboard and did his thing.
Rockies manager Walt Weiss praises impact of veterans Nick Hundley, Daniel Descalso and Mark Reynolds
As the Rockies came down the stretch of what would ultimately be a 94-loss, last-place finish last season, manager Walt Weiss began describing a culture shift that he believed portended brighter days.
Donald Trump sensing momentum as Colorado polls appear to narrow
The latest polls show Donald Trump closing the gap with Hillary Clinton in a state where Democrats felt so confident they diverted millions in television advertising to other battlegrounds.
Wildfire near Kremmling threatens structures, evacuations ordered
A wildfire that sparked near Kremmling on Tuesday afternoon is threatening several structures, authorities say, and has prompted roughly a dozen evacuations.
Oregon pastor faces child pornography charges in Denver federal court
A 56-year-old Portland, Ore., pastor appeared in U.S. District Court in Denver on felony charges for allegedly producing child pornography while taking boys to national parks in Colorado and across the West, authorities say.
Aurora theater shooting victims won’t have to pay $700,000 in legal costs after Cinemark drops request
Cinemark, the company that owns the Aurora movie theater where 12 people were murdered and 70 people were wounded four years ago, has dropped a request for victims of the shooting to pay nearly $700,000 in legal costs following an unsuccessful lawsuit.
Beloved Coors Field beer vendor Captain Earthman battling brain cancer
An ER visit revealing two grade-IV brain tumors cut short beer vendor Brent Doeden’s season in the stands, which would’ve run through the team’s final home game Oct. 2.
Broncos’ Brandon Marshall meets with Denver Police Chief Robert White
Brandon Marshall came equipped with a loosely formed plan and a laundry list of questions.
Donald Trump returns to Colorado Springs for rally on Saturday
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a rally Saturday in Colorado Springs, his first public appearance in Colorado since late July.
Colorado education board considers lifting ban on diet soda in schools
Health advocates are lobbying the State Board of Education to overturn its decision last month lifting a seven-year ban on diet sodas in Colorado high schools.
Colorado Symphony gets new music director as season opens
The orchestra is aggressively targeting younger audiences who like their classical infused with significant doses of pop. At 38 years old, Mitchell fits right in.
Littleton police begin mental health “co-responder” program
The program pairs police officers with mental health professionals from the AllHealth Network in Arapahoe and Douglas counties.
Colorado Buffaloes trying to focus on themselves … and only themselves
It’s just another game. Anybody buying that? It’s just another game that will be played in front of 110,000 fans in one of the college game’s most storied stadiums.
Israel’s Shimon Peres hospitalized after stroke
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday suffered a stroke and was rushed to a hospital.
Middle class incomes had their fastest growth on record last year
The incomes of typical Americans rose in 2015 by 5.2 percent, the first significant boost to middle-class pay since the end of the Great Recession and the fastest increase ever recorded by the federal government, the Census Bureau reported on Tuesday.
Second location of Angelo’s Taverna opens in Littleton
The new location of Angelo’s joins the recently opened Carboy Winery at 6885 S. Santa Fe Drive.
Jefferson County school janitor suspected of sending nude photos to 7th grader
A 21-year-old man who works as a janitor at two Jefferson County schools is suspected of sending nude photos of himself to a girl in 7th grade, authorities say.
Colorado Avalanche Rookie Camp, Showcase, roster, dates and practice information
The Colorado Avalanche have announced the dates and times for its Rookie Camp and Rookie Showcase.
Legacy High School to play football game Friday against Prairie View
Legacy High School will play its varsity homecoming game against Prairie View on Friday at North Stadium in Westminster.
Adrift Tiki Bar to reopen on South Broadway after remodel with Little Man
The on overhaul of the interior design and food and drink menus will be revealed.
Recall effort in Castle Rock dies as ballot petition is withdrawn
The widespread recall effort that sprouted in Castle Rock earlier this year has come to an end, with those petitioning to have Councilwoman Renee Valentine ousted from her seat withdrawing their recall petition.
Broncos add former Texans linebacker Reshard Cliett to practice squad
The Broncos made a practice squad addition Tuesday when they signed former Texans linebacker Reshard Cliett Tuesday, his agent said.
Pedestrian on train tracks killed in Denver
A person who was on train tracks in southwest Denver was struck and killed by a south-bound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train early Tuesday morning, officials say.
Semi-trailer hits, destroys Aspen Peak Cellars winery in Bailey
A semi-trailer slammed into the Aspen Peak Cellars winery in Bailey overnight Monday, destroying the building and rendering the operation a “total loss,” according to authorities and the business
Greeley-based beef processor parent company names interim CEO amid Brazilian fraud probe
The world’s largest meat-packer said Jose Batista Jr. will take over as the company’s interim chief executive officer as his brother Wesley Batista temporarily steps down amid a probe by Brazilian police into investments made by state-run pension funds.
Anadarko’s $2B Gulf of Mexico deal could help boost Colorado production
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. slid in early trading after the oil and natural gas producer agreed to buy Gulf of Mexico assets from Freeport-McMoRan Inc. for $2 billion and said revenue from offshore wells will help accelerate onshore development.
Platte River Networks officials, other witness refuse to testify in hearing on Hillary Clinton’s email
Three witnesses ordered to testify Tuesday before a House committee investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server asserted their constitutional rights against self-incrimination and did not appear or refused to answer questions.
U.S. Supreme Court declines to restore early voting in Ohio
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused a request to restore a week of early voting in swing-state Ohio.
Yes, half of Donald Trump’s supporters are racist
By Dana Milbank, Washington Post Writers Group Hillary Clinton may have been unwise to say half of Donald Trump’s supporters are racists and other “deplorables.” But she wasn’t wrong. If anything, when it comes to Trump’s racist support, she might have low-balled the number. Trump, speaking to the National Guard Association of the United States’ […]
Roundup: A German beer expert’s take on Denver’s scene, latest on Legacy and more
Learning more about the Legacy High School bus driver, a minimum wage hike’s affect on Colorado, what a German thinks of Denver’s beer scene and more Tuesday news.
Legacy football’s California trip one of 38 out-of-state Colorado prep football games
The Legacy Lightning’s trip to Chino Hills, Calif., last weekend was one of 38 out-of-state games scheduled for the 2016 season, according to the Colorado High School Activities Association.
Eric Cartman, Happy Gilmore set to start for CU Buffs against Michigan
Just in time for Wednesday’s season premiere of “South Park,” Eric Cartman is listed as the No. 1 left tackle for the Colorado Buffaloes this week.
How the Denver beer scene made a German beer connoisseur realize he didn’t know much after all
I have always considered myself a beer expert. After all, I am from Germany, beer epicenter of the world. (At least, that is what we like to tell ourselves). Then I came to Denver.
Denver police investigate two overnight deaths, warn of traffic delays
Denver police are investigating the death of a person whose body was found early Tuesday morning, according to a report.
Denver police arrest man who barricaded himself
Denver police have arrested a man for investigation of felony menacing following a barricade situation early Tuesday morning, authorities say.
Cooler and breezy in Denver metro area Tuesday
An early taste of fall is in store for Denver on Tuesday with a high of only 66 degrees.
Kevin Harlan gives fan on field Super Bowl play-by-play call during 49ers-Rams game
Radio announcer Kevin Harlan used a fan who ran onto the field to spice up his call of Monday night’s game between the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers, offering spirited play-by-play commentary as security chased down the fan.
Habitat for Humanity plans its biggest Boulder build
Flatirons Habitat for Humanity is planning to build 19 units of affordable housing on just more than an acre in north Boulder in what would be the organization’s biggest project ever in the city.
Minimum wage hike will help Colorado economy, according to DU study
Lifting Colorado’s minimum wage from $8.31 an hour to $12 an hour would pump $400 million into the state economy and raise living standards for one in five households.
Redford, Fonda make waves on first day of “Our Souls at Night” filming in Colorado Springs
Fans hungry for a Robert Redford or Jane Fonda sighting were satiated Monday – the first day of filming in Colorado Springs for the Netflix movie “Our Souls at Night.”
National Sheepdog Finals return to Aspen
For the third time in five years, the National Sheepdog Finals return to Strang Ranch in Missouri Heights.
Broncos Mailbag: Does Denver need to address its defensive line?
Denver Post Broncos writer Nicki Jhabvala posts her Broncos Mailbag weekly during the season.
Big Food’s biggest trend? Crusading against Big Food
Chipotle’s “Cultivate” festivals encapsulate the food industry’s hottest marketing trend: crusading against Big Food.
Diamondbacks use late long balls to hand Rockies 12-9 loss
Yasmany Tomas punctuated a career night with his first grand slam, a towering blast to right field that helped the Arizona Diamondbacks hand the Rockies a 12-9 loss.
North Korea defied world with nuclear test. Now it seeks aid for flood disaster.
Floods that devastated North Korea last month are turning out to be worse than initially feared, with more than 100,000 people left homeless, according to aid workers who visited the area last week.
Dear Amy: Birth mother’s broken promises upset daughter
There is a familiar pattern in that Cassie contacts Laura by email before a school holiday and indicates that they can meet. Laura provides the dates she will be home, then hears nothing further until the date she is returning to school, at which time Cassie expresses regret that they did not meet.
Will the Browns move on from Robert Griffin III after latest injury?
Just as Robert Griffin III stepped in front of a roomful of reporters for his postgame news conference Sunday in Philadelphia, his phone rang. Griffin glanced at the device, apologized to media members and said it was his mother calling.
Armed suspect draws police fire in Evans, arrested
An armed man who drew police gunfire before barricading himself in a hotel bathroom and eventually being arrested faces multiple charges in the case, according to investigators.
Roger Goodell: Discipline coming for Broncos after officials “missed at least one” illegal hit on Cam Newton
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged Monday that the game officials “missed at least one” illegal hit on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton by Denver Broncos defenders during the league’s season-opening game Thursday. But Goodell suggested that will be addressed by disciplinary action by the league.
Suspect in West Highland pub knife attack faces attempted murder charge
A man suspected of stabbing a Denver restaurant patron in the neck has been charged in the case.
Colorado State University enrollment tops 33,000 for the first time
Enrollment at Colorado State University is at an all-time high this year in a number of categories including incoming freshman, transfer students and total student population.
Police: Woman robs Wheat Ridge bank, flees, remains at large
A woman robbed a bank in Wheat Ridge on Monday, according to police.
Colorado pot shops post record-breaking sales figures topping $122 million in July
Colorado’s monthly marijuana sales notched an all-time high in July as shops sold nearly $122.7 million of medical and recreational cannabis.
Labor groups, religious leaders rally in Denver for $15 an hour minimum wage
Colorado voters in November will decide whether to lift the state’s minimum wage from $8.13 an hour to $12 an hour by 2020. But some groups backing that increase are pushing for an even higher minimum wage.
Two Denver affordable housing bills headed for a showdown
The Denver City Council on Monday passed two measures that provide different ways for the city to bring to fruition a proposed 10-year, $150 million affordable housing plan.
Brandon Marshall on Broncos’ defense: “We’re not dirty”
The Broncos’ season-opening victory over the Panthers on Thursday gave Denver’s defense a new label. Their four (at least) helmet-to-helmet hits on Cam Newton were unnecessary and intentional, many believe.
Sons of college football coaches Jim Harbaugh and Mike MacIntyre have a lot in common
In 2010, Jim Harbaugh and Mike MacIntyre were collegiate head coaches at the same time in the San Francisco Bay area — Harbaugh at Stanford, MacIntyre at San Jose State.
Sprint and Verizon best for Denver mobile service, T-Mobile improves speeds
In a new report on mobile data speeds in Denver, Verizon and Sprint were named as having the best overall performance, with improved speeds and reliability.
Judge: Yelp’s star rating system doesn’t make it responsible for negative reviews
Online review site Yelp’s star rating system does not make it responsible for negative reviews of businesses because it is based on user input, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.
Gary Kubiak’s trust in Broncos in key situations translates to team confidence, success
Trevor Siemian handed the ball to running back C.J. Anderson, who followed fullback Andy Janovich to the left and split through a small crease in between extra offensive linemen Darrion Weems and left tackle Russell Okung.
Burke Ramsey, brother of JonBenét, speaks publicly about his sister’s unsolved murder
Burke Ramsey, the older brother of child beauty-queen JonBenét Ramsey, whose body was found inside their Boulder home almost 20 years ago, appeared on a television Monday answering questions about his sister and the long unsolved murder case.
Demaryius Thomas “doing really good”; Ty Sambrailo expected back; more Broncos notes
Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas did not practice Monday but is expected back on the field Wednesday, coach Gary Kubiak said. The team has an off-day Tuesday.
Target to hire more than 70,000 for upcoming holiday season
Target says it will hire more than 70,000 seasonal store workers during the busy holiday shopping season, about the same as it hired last year.
A gamble on deep-brain stimulation — plus a lot of hard work — gradually pays off for Colorado high schooler
Just more than a year after he underwent risky deep brain stimulation surgery, 18-year-old Djimon Hill has weathered early disappointment to see encouraging results in dealing with his cerebral palsy and a movement disorder called dystonia.
Broncos’ Virgil Green, whose father served in military, opens up about anthem protests
Broncos tight end Virgil Green was one of a few, but his situation is unique. When linebacker Brandon Marshall decided to take a knee before the national anthem last Thursday, he reached out to only a few close confidants and family members. Green was one.
PR professionals issue challenge to Colorado candidates: Tell the truth
The organization is asking all candidates in Colorado follow an ethics code, including simple declarations like “Be honest and accurate in all campaign communications.”
Driver killed in Legacy High School bus crash appeared healthy, was devoted to her job, husband says
Kari Chopper, who died when she drove a bus filled with Legacy High School football players and coaches into a pillar at Denver International Airport, did not have health problems and showed no signs of a medical issue in the hours before the crash, her husband said Monday.
Five sauces you should know how to make
Most sauces are designed to develop flavor over a long time, which is a nice idea if you have the time to keep an eye on the stove. Or you can whip up five sauces in under five minutes each, using just a lidded jar or an electric blender.
A colorful pasta favorite that stays fresh for days
This colorful, whole-grain pasta salad, chock-full of vegetables and fresh mozzarella cheese in an herb-garlic vinaigrette dressing, earns its name because of the way it holds up in a cooler pack, making it an ideal midday meal for toting to work or school.
Under Armour co-founder Ryan Wood kicks off Denver Startup Week
The co-founder of Under Armour said he doesn’t usually leave his northern Colorado ranch to speak at conferences. But these were his people. Not football players. Or athletes. But entrepreneurs attending Day One of Denver Startup Week.
Lost coal jobs fuel debate in Gail Schwartz, Scott Tipton race
Hard times for Colorado’s coal industry has become flashpoint in the fight for the state’s 3rd Congressional District, with Republican Scott Tipton and Democrat Gail Schwartz trading barbs over whose to blame for hundreds of lost jobs. Pressing the issue is Tipton, a third-term incumbent whose campaign last week unveiled a three-minute video that takes […]
Fatal Legacy High School bus crash at Denver airport remains “a big mystery”; driver, coaches identified
Investigators are struggling to determine what caused a school bus driver to crash into a concrete pillar Sunday at Denver International Airport, causing her death and injuring 18 players and coaches from the Legacy High School football team.
Debate schedule set for congressional race between Mike Coffman, Morgan Carroll
Incumbent Mike Coffman and state Sen. Morgan Carroll will debate on tape Oct. 4 in the Univision Colorado studios, and the contest will be aired at 10 p.m. on Oct. 8, on immigration, education, healthcare, jobs and the economy, voting rights and the environment.
Colorado Supreme Court set to hear appeal over legal services being treated like campaign contributions
The Colorado Supreme Court will decide whether volunteer legal help to those engaged in political speech must be treated as political contributions under state campaign finance laws.
Boulder Sheriff identifies deputy who wounded man in gunfight
The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office on Monday identified a deputy who wounded a man when she returned gunfire Saturday near U.S. 287.
Northern Colorado’s Kyle Sloter named Big Sky offensive player of the week
The senior completed 25 of 32 passes for 408 yards and six touchdowns, leading the Bears to a 55-52 win over Abilene Christian.
$1.9 billion proposed Denver budget would add 48 police officers, create affordable housing fund
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Monday unveiled a $1.9 billion budget proposal for 2017 that puts more money into affordable housing and puts more police officers on patrol in downtown.
Operator of for-profit Ashford University, University of the Rockies must refund students $23.5 million
The refunds include $5 million to students who had already repaid some of their loans, and $18.5 million to discharge outstanding debt.
Brandon Marshall loses another endorsement, says he will kneel again for national anthem
Brandon Marshall says he has no regrets. He doesn’t regret kneeling for the national anthem ahead of the Broncos’ season-opener against the Panthers last Thursday. He doesn’t regret his peaceful protest of racial inequity and police brutality. And he doesn’t regret it all, even as the backlash and hatred pile on.
Man shot to death at 29th and Welton in Denver identified
The Denver Medical Examiner has identified a man who was shot to death in the 2900 block of Welton Street on Sunday.
Broncos Insider: What a hit! From the game to the fallout, Week 1 didn’t disappoint.
The Broncos’ 21-20 victory over the Panthers was a big hit. Broncos Country, the national audience, the new season and Cam Newton’s noggin all felt the punch it packed. Catch up here on the latest news and relive Thursday’s thriller.
Colorado Springs woman dies in single-vehicle crash near Poncha Springs
A 70-year-old Colorado Springs woman died Saturday evening in a single-vehicle crash just west of Poncha Springs.
Abby Wambach: I abused alcohol, prescription drugs for years
Abby Wambach says she abused alcohol and prescription drugs for years until her arrest for driving under the influence in April.
Family sues Mesa County social services for leaving child in abusive home where she was killed
The family of an 11-month-old [cq comment=”cq”]girl taken from a safe foster home and killed in the home of a woman repeatedly reported for possible child abuse has sued Mesa County social workers claiming they ignored danger signs and their decisions led to the girl’s death.
Roundup: Latest on the DIA bus crash, why your heating bill will be higher and more
From Hillary Clinton’s health to free burritos for sickened customers, catch up on the weekend’s worth of news in about five minutes.