Homebrew: Denver Post shrinks staff – again

Reading the newspaper

Going down

The poor workers at the Denver Post. Yesterday they had a meeting and got a bucketful of bad news: The paper may be shrinking its staff – again – this time, by 20, reported Michael Roberts this morning in Westword. “We are trying to reduce expenses and hope reductions can be accomplished with the buyout to avoid more dire measures,” wrote Post editor Greg Moore.

Cop drop

How do you know when city government might start funding road repair? Pretty simple: When sinkholes start swallowing up police SUVs. Via the Denver Post.

Not in Kansas

Did you hear the hail, floods and violent winds causing havoc on the Front Range last night? East of Lyons, a tornado swooped down damaging more than 25 homes. Via the Denver Post.

Chew this

Remember when McGruff the crime dog would say, “Take a bite out of crime?” Well, according to Chhun Sun of the Gazette, in Colorado Springs a suspected criminal took a bite out of a cop.

Red light

Hick vetoed legislation trying to end red-light cameras, and the public is seething, reports Westword’s Michael Roberts.

Free dough

Happy National Doughnut Day. A bunch of Denver doughnut shops are offering up free goods. Check out Alicia Wallace’s Denver Post article for tips about where to go.

Fish wish

If you don’t like doughnuts, maybe you like fish? If so, catch them –for free. We are headed into Colorado’s free fishing weekend. Via the Aspen Times.

 

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