Is it a sign of extreme confidence or something else? The Longmont Times-Call reports that Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper was a no-show at a debate between gubernatorial candidates Thursday night in Longmont. Colorado gubernatorial candidates Tom Tancredo (American Constitution Party), Dan Maes (Republican Party) and Jaimes Brown (Libertarian Party) used Hickenlooper’s absence to take potshots at the Democratic candidate for governor, with the Times-Call quoting Tancredo as saying, “I think what he (Hickenlooper) was going to hear…is not what he wants to hear.” Hickenlooper’s failure to appear (no reason was given by the Times-Call) didn’t stop Tancredo and Maes from taking swipes at each other, with Maes once again accusing Tancredo of ‘sneaking in” to the race.
Report: Deputy in Booker case also connected to another jail death
One of the sheriff’s deputies connected to the death of inmate Marvin Booker was previously investigated in the death of another inmate in 2006. Fox31 News reports that Sheriff Deputy Faun Gomez was one of the deputies on duty when Emily Rice, who was booked and jailed following a car accident, bled to death in her cell. An attorney for the Rice family told Fox31 News that Gomez and other deputies ignores Rice’s cries of pain and pleas for medical assistance. Fox31 News reports that while Gomez was not disciplined by the city, she and other guards were named in a civil suit by the family. The City of Denver settled for $7 million.
Denver Archbishop: Media ‘hostile’ to Christians
The Denver archbishop says that mass media today appears to be more “hostile” toward Christian beliefs. Tidings Online says Denver Archbishop Charles J. Chaput told a group of 150 religion reporters at the Religion Newswriters Association annual conference in Denver that there “is the seeming collusion – or at least an active sympathy – between some media organizations and journalists, and political and sexual agendas hostile to traditional Christian beliefs.” Tidings Online went on to say that Chaput suggested that mass media is being selective in which religious stories it coverts, which religious opinions are presented and which ones are censored or ignored.” The Archbishop went on to say that the media’s appears to be painting a society that is “less religious” and one where “people are free to worship and believe whatever they want, so long as they don’t intrude their religious idiosyncrasies on government, the economy or culture.”
Denver’s best burger? This time, it’s Park Burger
Yet another burger survey is out and this time the local experts have named Park Burger, 1890 S. Pearl St., as Denver’s best burger. USA Today quotes local food blogger John Lehndorff praising Park Burger for their fresh beef, potato buns and unique toppings. Lehndorff called their croque burger (fried egg, smoked ham and Swiss cheese) “a cardiac event waiting to happen, but what a way to go.”
New Colorado history center topped out
The new History Colorado Center located in downtown Denver has its “topping out” slated for today in a special ceremony, the Denver Business Journal reports. The new history museum, located at 12th and Broadway, reaches its maximum height with a one-hour ceremony at 11:30 a.m. that is not open to the public. The new museum covers 200,000 square feet and cost approximately $111 million. Although the Center’s administration offices are set to open next year, no public opening date has been scheduled yet.