Submit Premium: Our greatest tales for the week of July 20-26

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Come November, Colorado voters might be requested to make an uncommon choice: whether or not to order state wildlife officers to reintroduce wolves into the state.
The citizen-initiated poll measure, which isn’t supported by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, is predicted to cross, largely on the energy of city voters alongside the Entrance Vary. However within the western a part of the state, the place the predators truly can be launched, ranchers are on edge.
They’re already cautious of affirmation that six wolves have made their method into the northwestern nook of the state on their very own, and, apparently, have taken up residence. Bringing extra wolves into Colorado threatens their cattle — and their livelihoods. They are saying it additionally dangers upsetting the partnership between conservationists and agriculture that has helped hold broad swaths of land undeveloped.
Proponents argue wolves as soon as had been a vital a part of Colorado’s wild habitat and should be restored to carry stability again to the ecosystem.
Bruce Finley, the Denver Submit’s surroundings reporter, and workers photographer RJ Sangosti not too long ago traveled to Moffat County to spend time with a few of these ranchers and study extra about their perspective on the controversial push to carry again once-eradicated wolves.
Learn extra about it in right this moment’s Submit.
— Matt Sebastian, senior editor
In western Colorado, cautious ranchers eye wolves’ arrival and worry city voters will introduce extra
RJ Sangosti, The Denver PostCowboys, who work T. Wright Dickinson’s household ranch, carry bulls to a special grazing space close to Maybell on June 29, 2020. The Dickinson household owns land and leases public land within the nook of northwestern Colorado, together with elements in Utah and Wyoming.

5 in-depth seems at Colorado within the age of coronavirus
How did we get again right here? Colorado’s COVID-19 instances close to peak ranges, although deaths stay low
Helen H. Richardson, The Denver PostColorado Governor Jared Polis will get examined for Covid-19 by Stephanie Campbell, an RN with STRIDE, after a press convention exterior of STRIDE Neighborhood Well being Heart on Could 18, 2020 in Wheat Ridge.
At the same time as guidelines have loosened and COVID-19 instances rise in Colorado, deaths have stayed comparatively low. However, well being specialists warn, there’s no assure that may final if the virus continues to unfold broadly. Learn extra right here…

Final name for alcohol in Colorado might be 10 p.m., Gov. Jared Polis orders in newest salvo in opposition to COVID-19
David Zalubowski, The Related PressColorado Gov. Jared Polis makes some extent throughout a information convention on the state’s efforts in opposition to the brand new coronavirus Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Denver.
Stating his frustration with younger folks getting drunk in social settings and growing the unfold of the coronavirus, Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday ordered that final name for alcohol at institutions statewide shall, for at the least 30 days, be 10 p.m. Learn extra right here…

Denver police union president says SWAT lieutenant ignored commander’s retreat order throughout Sunday’s dueling rallies
Helen H. Richardson, The Denver PostA Black Lives Matter supporter, left, clashes with a Professional-Police Rally supporter when dueling rallies collided at Civic Heart Park on July 19, 2020 in Denver.
The president of Denver’s police union on Wednesday known as on police management to apologize for failing to guard pro-police demonstrators who rallied in Civic Heart on Sunday and had been overrun by counter-protesters. Learn extra right here…

Denver rents drop for the primary time in years however residence trade’s focus is on potential eviction disaster
Andy Cross, The Denver PostDENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 14: The Pullman residences, left, nearing completion November 13, 2019. (Picture by Andy Cross/The Denver Submit)
Denver’s common lease fell over the previous 12 months. Sure, went down. Sure, it’s been a very long time since that occurred. Greater than a decade, in reality.
The Condo Affiliation of Metro Denver’s quarterly rental survey pegged the typical price to lease a spot within the seven-county Denver space at $1,506 a month between April and June. That’s $30 per 30 days cheaper than the typical lease over the identical interval final yr, a 2.1% lower when adjusted for inflation, based on the affiliation. Emptiness charges, in the meantime, had been roughly flat at simply over 5%. Learn extra right here…

Meteorologist Marty Coniglio leaves 9News after evaluating federal troops to Nazis
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Meteorologist Marty Coniglio, a staple of Denver TV climate for 3 many years, left 9News Friday, a day after he in contrast, on social media, federal troops in U.S. cities to Nazis. Learn extra right here…

A number of extra essential tales from the previous week
+ Denver eyes Nationwide Western Advanced lot for first sanctioned homeless encampment
+ Denver rents drop for the primary time in years however residence trade’s focus is on potential eviction disaster
+ Final name for alcohol in Colorado might be 10 p.m., Gov. Jared Polis orders in newest salvo in opposition to COVID-19
+ After yr of controversy, who ought to lead the Aurora Police Division?
+ Colorado’s COVID-19 instances rise for fifth week, although hospitalizations stay removed from April peak
+ Colorado points faculty reopening steering as Jeffco lecturers push again on return to school rooms
+ Why Patrick Neville is predicted to lose high GOP spot in Colorado Home
+ Children and COVID-19: What specialists do (and don’t) find out about how the virus impacts kids
+ Colorado warns 15 counties that reopening is in danger if COVID-19 unfold not slowed
+ Restaurant group sues Colorado well being division over limits on eating capability

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Picture of the week
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Helen H. Richardson, The Denver PostKhalil Simon, middle, performs the sousaphone with different members of the Brothers of Brass as they lead tons of of marchers previous Greenwood Village Metropolis Corridor on July 20, 2020, in Greenwood Village. Wesley Schultz, lead singer and guitarist with the Lumineers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night time Sweats, and The Spirit of Grace joined in a gathering to oppose town’s choice to defend its law enforcement officials from civil legal responsibility. After performing the musicians joined the gathering in a unified march round Metropolis Corridor.

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