Homebrew: Gov. Hickenlooper endorses Morgan Carroll for U.S House

Guv love

It’s probably not a big surprise to anybody following the 6th Congressional District race, but Gov. John Hickenlooper announced his support for Democratic candidate Morgan Carroll over current Rep. Mike Coffman – a favorite target of the Democratic establishment, a two-time Iraq War vet, and the chair of the Oversights and Investigations Committee on Veterans Affairs during the Aurora Veterans Affairs hospital scandal. Via The Gazette.

Shoddy jobs

In a big win for developers, Aurora’s City Council approved construction defects reform. Now, it’s going to be harder for homeowners to hold contractors accountable for shoddy work. Via The Aurora Sentinel.

Hard job

Denver sheriff’s deputies are going to be forced to work overtime starting this month until the department can fill 47 vacant positions, reports Kirk Mitchell in The Denver Post. This news comes on the heels of Denver’s District Attorney being reprimanded by a judge for failing to prosecute a deputy who attacked a shackled inmate in court.

Bubonic plague

Come to Colorado for a music festival and get the bubonic plague. Perhaps it’s not one of Colorado’s best selling points, but it’s the real life experience of a Michigan woman who came to Salida for the Gentlemen of the Road Festival. Via The Gazette.

Red flag

Things are heating up in Eastern Colorado, where the state has just issued a red flag fire warning. Via The Aurora Sentinel.

Hunter’s license

The man who fatally shot a 14-year-old bow hunter Sunday morning has a hunting license, reports The Denver Post. The future of shooting guns on National Forest land has already been in question since a 60-year-old was gunned down in July.

Previously occupied

Occupy Jefferson Park activists have been sleeping on the streets of Fort Collins protesting the city’s urban camping ban. One of the movement’s leaders was arrested this morning. Via The Coloradoan.

 

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