The Home Front: How a Colorado newspaper localized the Trump tape

A leaked recording of Donald Trump bragging about demeaning and sexually assaulting women has affected local women and sexual assault survivors in Durango, reports The Herald. “Holy cow, that was a good question to ask,” Maura Doherty Demko, executive director of the Sexual Assault Services Organization, told the paper. “There has been a significant increase since the tape was released.” Since the tape went viral, the organization “has helped 14 unique clients, up five from the same time period last year, and had 22 total contacts with survivors, up 10, almost 50 percent, in those two weeks.”

Amid front-page coverage of ballot measures like Amendment 71 “Raise the Bar” and the minimum wage, The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports on a truck crashing into a river under the headline “Truck, carrying coffee, grinds to a halt in channel inside I-70 median.”

The Glenwood Springs Post-Independent previews its editorial against the ColoradoCare universal healthcare ballot measure on the front page today. Also a spinoff of the reality-TV show “The Bachelor” is filming in the area.

A global refugee center in Greeley offers classes to teach locals how to welcome newcomers, reports The Greeley Tribune. “The empowerment component is in the educational classes and other services the center offers. Teachers instruct English, literacy, health and citizenship classes. Case management workers help people find jobs, find housing and understand American banking.”

The Longmont Times-Call reports how apartment vacancy rates are on the rise in Boulder County. “The last time it was that high was 2009. In fact it’s only been over 7 percent twice in the past decade: third quarter ’09 and today.” Meanwhile, CU students are learning horror writing at at the Stanley Hotel, which was the inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining.

Crime tips rarely lead to money or rewards in Larimer County, reports The Fort Collins Coloradoan. “While tips sometimes pour in, records show cash is only occasionally doled out.”

What do you do with raked leaves? The Loveland Reporter-Herald has some answers, including what the local recycling center looks like. “Another environmentally friendly way to dispose of leaves is to mow them into mulch by spreading them on the lawn and going back and forth over them with the mower, according to information released by the city of Loveland. Once the leaves are finely chopped, they will help the lawn retain moisture.”

The Gazette profiles the two major-party candidates for U.S. Senate, incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet who “seeks partnership over partisanship” and Republican Darryl Glenn who is “relentless.”

The Boulder Daily Camera reports how Louisville residents are wary about development. “As development continues to form around them, both Louisville and Lafayette residents that straddle the border fear a deluge of development could eclipse the last vestige of natural space between the neighboring cities — an increasingly rare commodity for the ever-growing east Boulder County.”

The Denver Post profiles the 3rd Congressional District race between incumbent Republican Scott Tipton and Democrat Gail Schwartz, a counterintuitive tossup that has the nation watching.

The Junkins fire has spread to 18,00 acres, according to The Cañon City Daily Record.