Homebrew: Denver gangs talk truce with cops

Getting along

Denver gang members have been meeting together in a hotel room trying to negotiate a truce to quell the violence that has been consuming the city. The police have also been meeting with the gangs, announced Chief Robert White. Via The Denver Post.

Chop chop

Some wanna-be Paul Bunyan has been chopping down Ponderosa pines at the Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Is it a paleo-crossfit health nut trying to avoid the gym? Is it a firewood-hungry Boy Scout? Nobody knows. “We see this as a horrible act of vandalism against our natural resources, which is one of the premier reasons the city’s so great,” said Scott Abbott supervisor of Colorado Springs’ Regional Parks, Trails and Open Space. Via The Gazette.

Shattered Again

The count of shattered moving-car windows is now up to seven on the Northern Front Range roads. “It took me about 30 seconds to a minute to realize what happened,” said Brady Collins after her passenger-side window out of nowhere went pop and foggy and exploded into the car. “I felt the side of my body to make sure I wasn’t bleeding.”  Again this time, no bullets at the scene. Authorities still mystified. Via The Coloradoan.

Rough Waters

Westword reporter Alan Prendergrast tells the story of the biblical floods that hit Denver in 1965. “It would be the darkest night in Denver’s history, a night of destruction far exceeding anything the city had ever known. The ’65 flood claimed 21 lives and resulted in property losses statewide estimated at $543 million — adjusted for inflation, that’s more than $4 billion in 2015 money — with the worst damage in the Denver metro area.”

Bee Careful

The future of bees is bleak. But the Four Corners Beekeepers Association is doing what they can to pick up and relocate swarms in an effort to save them. Sad truth: Only 25 percent of swarms survive. Via The Durango Herald.

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