Hockey 101: A beginner’s guide to the Colorado Avalanche and the Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Colorado Avalanche celebrate their 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues to earn a spot in the NHL playoffs at Pepsi April 07, 2018. It’s been three years, but the Colorado Avalanche‘s playoff drought is officially over. The Avs earned the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference by beating St. Louis on Saturday to claim the second wild-card bid. If you’re a bandwagon Avalanche fan, or just don’t know hockey that well, hopefully this guide will at least graduate you from idiot to relative dummy before Colorado faces off with the Nashville Predators on Thursday. What’s the big deal? The Avalanche was, by far, the worst… Read More

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Counting Crows, MC50 and Every New Denver Concert Announcement

Counting Crows headlines the Pepsi Center in July. Counting Crows brings its 25 Years and Counting tour to the Pepsi Center with LIVE on Wednesday, July 18. Tickets, $29.50 to $125, go on sale on Friday, April 6, at 10 a.m. MC5 founding guitarist Wayne Kramer heads up the MC50: Kick Out the Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour, which also includes Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Brendan Canty (Fugazi), Dug Pinnick (King’s X) and Marcus Durant (Zen Guerrilla). The tour hits the Gothic Theatre on Saturday, October 20. Tickets, $35, go on sale on Friday, April 6, at 10 a.m. The first annual Red Rocks Beer Festival is at Red Rocks on… Read More

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Paul Klee: The Colorado Rockies are 25. Are they all grown up?

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray delivers a pitch to Miami Marlins’ Dee Gordon in the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) DENVER — This, right here, is a pretty decent example of where the Colorado Rockies stand compared to any other time in the team’s quarter-century history: it’s Opening Day and we’re talking about a pitcher. “I can only control what happens in the future,” No. 1 starter Jon Gray told reporters before he opens a welcome new season at Arizona on Thursday. The Rockies are 25, Gray is 26, and it should brighten the day… Read More

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‘I Just Got Rid of It’: Colorado Woman Accused of Tossing Newborn Over Fence Onto Neighbor’s Deck

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — A judge has denied bond for a Colorado woman who is accused of throwing her newborn baby over a fence, where he or she then landed on the neighbor’s deck and died there. According to reports, Camille Wasinger-Konrad, 23, claims she didn’t know she was pregnant until she woke up on Jan. 2. with painful cramps and “[t]he baby just came out.” Wasinger-Konrad then covered the baby’s mouth so her landlord’s family wouldn’t hear the crying and carried the child into the back yard, where, after 10 minutes of deliberation, she threw the newborn over a nine-foot fence into the neighbor’s yard. Fox 31 Denver reports… Read More

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Matt’s Big Breakfast Coming to Denver From Phoenix

The Chop & Chick — a pork chop, egg and potato breakfast at Matt’s. You don’t have to travel to cities outside of Colorado to experience their restaurant scenes; you need only click on the Food Network and see the likes of Guy Fieri extolling the virtues of diners, drive-ins and dives far from home. So even if you’ve never been to Phoenix, you may be familiar with Matt’s Big Breakfast, an eatery that started as a tiny, 800-square-foot joint before expanding with three additional locations, including one at Sky Harbor International Airport. But you’ll soon be able to turn off the TV and experience Matt’s Big Breakfast first-hand, as… Read More

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Sno-Cat resembling ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ car stolen in Colorado

MINTURN, Colo. (AP) — "Yeee Haaa!" Authorities in Colorado are looking for a man suspected of stealing a Sno-Cat fitted out to look like the "General Lee," the famous car featured in the classic television series "The Dukes of Hazzard." Co-owner John Brandenburg says the large, treaded snow vehicle was on a trailer outside a Minturn restaurant when someone hitched it up and drove away sometime Sunday. He immediately took to social media and received several responses from people who said they saw a pickup hauling it west on Interstate 70. Brandenburg says the thief covered the Sno-Cat in tarps, but the decal of the number 01 on the side… Read More

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Denver Broncos have detailed plan in place if Kirk Cousins signs

The Denver Broncos reportedly have a detailed plan in place of what they will do with their roster if Kirk Cousins signs as a free agent… Despite rumors that the Denver Broncos have been eliminated from the Kirk Cousins derby, it seems they do not think themselves completely out of the mix. The same would go for the Arizona Cardinals, who were recently also named part of Cousins’ top four destinations. Von Miller Denver Broncos NFL Pro Line by Fanatics Branded St. Patrick’s Day Icon Name & Number T-Shirt – Kelly Green Click to see the whole line at Fanatics According to MMQB insider Albert Breer, all of the Broncos,… Read More

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Colorado business groups offer alternative to sales tax hike for roads – Denver Business Journal

A coalition of business organizations is getting ready to unveil an alternate plan to raise vehicle-registration fees and tack new fees onto electric vehicles and new state residents to pay for major state highway needs. The move comes just a week after the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce submitted four potential sales-tax hike initiatives to fund transportation. The competing organization — which includes Colorado Concern, the Colorado Motor Carriers Association and the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corp. — will ask legislators to place a proposed hike in the Specific Ownership Tax on the November statewide ballot and to agree to commit as much as $300 million… Read More

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Denver’s Archdiocese Faces A Nun Shortage. This Metro State Student Has Ideas To Help

Anna Carochi. (Courtesy Photo) Anna Carochi makes a decision, then waits for God to show her whether it was the right one. But one decision the 23-year-old junior at Metropolitan State University of Denver is certain of is her desire to become a nun. But that kind of certainty is evidently in shorter supply than it used to be — the overall number of sisters in the Archdiocese of Denver has declined by almost 30 percent in the last decade. Carochi and Father Ryan O’Neill, the director of vocations for the archdiocese, speak with Colorado Matters about the trend, what’s behind it, and what’s being done about it. Carochi also… Read More

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Colorado barely funds its public schools, and we want the Olympics?

Thinkstock by Getty Images Every year, the national publication Education Week ranks states on their performance in support of K-12 schools. Its latest report ranked Colorado 41st in the nation, and gave our state a letter grade of F, compared with a national average of D. Meanwhile, The Denver Post reports that an exploratory committee will decide whether Denver should bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics, at a projected cost of $2 billion. At this early stage, the committee claims its goal would be to finance the project without taxpayer dollars. That’s a splendid goal. But if Denver actually makes and wins a Winter Olympics bid, Colorado taxpayers could learn… Read More

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