Can the Broncos win the AFC West? Here are three good reasons. Their names are … – The Denver Post

I’m having a hard time getting worked up over the Broncos’ prospects. Reason No. 1 is Case Keenum. Despite last year, this guy is still a journeyman. And Von Miller? He’s all over the tube out of uniform, making big bucks, and that’s not usually a formula for big numbers. Toss in an unproven coach and ownership discord, and it doesn’t pass the smell test. T.K., color him skeptical Kiz: Smell test? It’s summer, my man. Let’s stop and smell

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Firm proposes drilling 32 wells in Weld County southwest of Longmont’s Sandstone Ranch – The Denver Post

Daily Camera file photo Some 1,400 homes in Broomfield’s Anthem Ranch sit just north of the site of Extraction Oil and Gas Inc. s Lowell pad, An exact location has been announced for the proposed 32 new wells and a production facility an oil and gas firm intends to build to possibly drain minerals from thousands of acres on Boulder County’s eastern border. Extraction Oil and Gas has proposed building a well pad and production facility southeast of the intersection

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Florence’s St. Joseph Manor is primed for redevelopment – The Denver Post

Carie Canterbury, Daily Record The City of Florence is seeking a developer or community partner to submit a letter of interest to renovate and reuse the St. Joseph Manor building, located at 600 W. 3rd St. along Colo. 115. FLORENCE — Recognizing a need for affordable housing in its community, and having a vacant building located in the center of town, Florence officials now only need a partner to help breathe life back into an older, but functional structure. The

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Rockies GM Jeff Bridich coveted right-hander Seunghwan Oh for a while

New Rockies right-hander Seunghwan Oh, being counted on to stabilize the bullpen as the club makes a run at the postseason, was a no-show Friday at Coors Field. Literally, not figuratively. Travel complications coming out of Toronto prevented Oh from greeting his new teammates and making his Colorado debut. But it’s clear that the Rockies coveted the 36-yeare-old Oh and believe he’s an excellent addition. “We saw in 2016 what he could do —  he had a spectacular year in

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Gathering Friday night in Aurora memorializes Aurora theater victims, late Mayor Steve Hogan.

Survivors and family members of people killed six years ago at the Aurora theater shooting gathered Friday evening with first responders, city and court officials and the greater community to dedicate a new memorial and pay tribute to victims — those whose lives were lost as well as survivors. The event also paid tribute to late Mayor Steve Hogan, who died May 13 at 69. Also acknowledged Friday night was the new 7/20 Memorial Foundation sculpture Ascentiate, designed by Douwe Blumberg, of Lexington,

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“Terrifying” California wildfire burns 500-plus structures – The Denver Post

REDDING, Calif. — A wildfire that roared with little warning into a Northern California city claimed two lives as thousands of people scrambled to escape before the walls of flames descended from forested hills onto their neighborhoods, leaving at least 500 structures destroyed in its wake, officials said Friday. Residents who gathered their belongings in haste described a chaotic and congested getaway as the embers blew up to a mile ahead of flames and the fire leaped across the wide

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Nolan Arenado hits milestone homer in Rockies win over Athletics

The Rockies are playing pennant-race baseball and they’re thriving. Over the last month, they’ve won 17 of their last 22 games and seem to grow more confident with every victory. “This is kind of what we expected from ourselves, to be honest with you,” all-star third baseman Nolan Arenado said. “A lot of us aren’t really surprised.” Friday night, behind another stellar start from Kyle Freeland (9-6, 3.13 ERA) and a milestone home run from Arenado, the Rockies beat Oakland

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