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Mar 28, 2023 - Tue
Denver, US
clear sky
21°F clear sky
Wind 2 mph, SSW
Humidity 57%
Pressure 771.82 mmHg
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
tue mar 28
scattered clouds
42/38°F 7 mph, NNW 16% 765.82 mmHg
wed mar 29
few clouds
48/40°F 13 mph, NW 26% 759.81 mmHg
thu mar 30
sky is clear
63/53°F 21 mph, SW 12% 745.56 mmHg
fri mar 31
48/46°F 22 mph, WNW 21% 748.56 mmHg
sat apr 1
scattered clouds
53/52°F 8 mph, NNE 15% 758.31 mmHg


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Police say a former student shot through the doors of a Christian elementary school and killed three children and three adults after elaborately planning the massacre by drawing out a detailed map and conducting surveillance of the building. Monday's massacre at The Covenant School in Nashville was the latest in a series of mass shootings in a country that has grown increasingly unnerved by bloodshed in schools. The victims include three 9-year-old children, the school’s top administrator, a substitute teacher and a custodian, and a familiar ritual played out in the chaos. Panicked parents rushed to the school to see if their children were safe and tearfully hugged their kids, and a stunned community planned vigils for the victims.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 28, 2023, 4:50 am
The Avs are red hot on the power play and penalty kill, and Nathan MacKinnon is closing in on his first 100-point season.
Author: Bennett Durando
Posted: March 28, 2023, 4:45 am
Three days rest and the lowly Houston Rockets did the trick. Quickley, playing in the place of the injured Jalen Brunson, finished with a personal-best 40 points, carrying the Knicks through a third-quarter run that forged the cakewalk. Miami is the next opponent at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, and there were concerns the Knicks might fall victim to a trap...
Author: Tribune News Service
Posted: March 28, 2023, 4:36 am
On a Philadelphia defense that was missing its anchor, Joel Embiid, due to injury, the Nuggets hammered the rim and battered the scoreboard, knocking off the Sixers, 116-111, for their fourth win in a row.
Author: Mike Singer
Posted: March 28, 2023, 3:57 am
The battle for the national championship in women’s basketball is on. Defending champion South Carolina will face Iowa in the second national semifinal after an 86-75 win over Maryland. LSU will face Virginia Tech in the first game after the Hokies defeated Ohio State 84-74. The Final Four is in Dallas on March 31 and the championship game is two days later on April 2.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 28, 2023, 3:54 am
Colorado Democrats' full slate gun law reform is all but cleared to land on Gov. Jared Polis' desk after two more bills passed key legislative hurdles Monday.
Author: Nick Coltrain
Posted: March 28, 2023, 2:21 am
It took a while for Chicago Cubs President Jed Hoyer to escape the long shadow of Theo Epstein. Hoyer rejoined his Boston Red Sox old mentor in Chicago in 2011, leaving his general manager position with the San Diego Padres to play second fiddle to Epstein during the Cubs rebuild. Hoyer was forced to do the dirty work, making decisions he knew would be unpopular,...
Author: Tribune News Service
Posted: March 28, 2023, 2:16 am
If Michael Toglia is going down, he's going down swinging a hot bat.
Author: Patrick Saunders
Posted: March 28, 2023, 2:07 am
Chipotle Mexican Grill has agreed to pay $240,000 to former employees as part of a settlement stemming from a complaint that the company violated federal law by closing a restaurant where workers wanted to unionize. The settlement was released by union officials on Monday and states that two dozen employees will receive payments. Chipotle announced it was permanently closing its Augusta, Maine, location last year after workers filed a National Labor Relations Board petition for a union election. The NLRB later said the closure was illegal. The Maine location was the first in the chain to file a union petition.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 28, 2023, 1:45 am
A pediatric surgeon who left The Covenant School in Nashville moments before a shooter opened fire, killing six people, says she is horrified by the gun violence that has plagued the U.S. Britney Grayson had just finished regaling children about Kenya, where she works as a pediatric surgeon, when she drove out of the parking lot looking for a Starbucks. Moments later, a shooter entered the small religious grade school and opened fire, killing three children and three adults. She later posted to Facebook, questioning why such attacks remain so common in the U.S.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 28, 2023, 1:38 am


History of Denver, Colorado

In the summer of 1858, a small group of prospectors from Georgia crossed the great plains of the Colorado Territory and made a region-changing discovery at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Gold. And although not much of the precious metal was found, the mere whisper of the word was enough to start a veritable stampede into the region. After all, the California Gold Rush had occurred just nine years earlier.

The legendary Buffalo Bill Cody was one of the many colorful characters who spent time in Denver during its early Wild West days.

It wasn’t long before tents, tepees, wagons, lean-tos, and crudely constructed log cabins lined the banks of the South Platte River as prospectors and fortune-seekers poured into the area. They came from all over the country, traveling on foot, in covered wagons, by horseback, and even pushing their belongings in wheelbarrows. Pikes Peak, a 14,000-foot mountain to the south of the mining camp served as both a landmark and a rallying cry for weary travelers. The “Pikes Peak or Bust!” gold rush was in full force.

However, gold wasn’t the only way to strike it rich in the boomtown that was springing up on the banks of the South Platte. Those who arrived early enough could simply stake out a claim of land, lay out city streets, and then sell the lots to those arriving after them. General William H. Larimer didn’t arrive early but followed the plan perfectly. He claim-jumped the land on the eastern side of Cherry Creek, laid out a city and, in hopes of gaining political favor, named the city after Kansas Territorial governor James Denver. What he didn’t know was that Denver had already resigned.

After the Civil War, the all Black military units known as the Buffalo Soldiers were stationed in and around the Mile High City.

By the spring of 1859, there were cities on both sides of the South Platte. The situation was tenuous and filled with confusion, as tensions between the cities grew and nearly led to bloodshed. Horace Greeley described the rapidly growing metropolis as a “log city of 150 dwellings, not three-fourths completed nor two-thirds inhabited, nor one-third fit to be.” Finally, a torch-lit meeting was held, and on the one bridge over Cherry Creek, for the price of a barrel of whiskey, all other names were dropped and the settlement in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains came to be known as Denver.

Just when people began settling into their new lives in Denver, a huge gold strike was discovered in the nearby mountain town of Central City. And as quickly as they came to Denver, the fortune-seekers packed up and headed to the hills – leaving the city nearly deserted. Gradually, people returned to Denver as they battled harsh weather conditions in the mountains, figuring there were better ways to make their fortune. They were the first to discover and enjoy the mild, year-round climate Denver had to offer and began growing the city as a trade center.

Like any city, Denver suffered its growing pains in its early years. During the Civil War, a Confederate army from Texas marched on the state in hopes of seizing the gold fields. A volunteer army was hastily put together in Denver and, although they were hardly trained and badly outnumbered, they managed to defeat the Rebels from Texas at the Battle of Glorietta Pass, saving Colorado for the Union. And that was just the beginning of the challenges the city would face.

A great fire burned much of Denver’s business district to the ground in 1863. The following year, a flash flood swept down Cherry Creek, killing 20 people and causing a million dollars in damage. And shortly after that, an Indian war broke out, cutting stage stations and supply lines and leaving Denver with just six weeks of food.

The early hardships only solidified the resolve of Denver’s citizens and made them more determined to not just survive but to thrive. When the Union Pacific Railroad bypassed Colorado on its transcontinental route, Denverites raised $300,000 and built their own railroad to meet the Union Pacific in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Soon after, the Kansas Pacific Railroad crossed the plains to Denver and, when a major silver strike was hit in Leadville, Denver was a boomtown once again.

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