Masked man attacks woman inside Denver corn maze

A 29-year-old woman told police she was harassed inside of a corn maze by a masked man posing as a staffer at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The woman was exploring the 7-acre corn maze at Chatfield Farms with friends and family Sunday night when the man approached her, she told a deputy with for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The man, who was wearing a white mask, said "inappropriate things" to the woman’s cousin before attempting to coerce her to "touch him," "dance with him" or "kiss him" in order to pass by him on the maze’s path, the woman claimed, according to the police report. The woman’s cousin was… Read More

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How a George Lopez Gig Turned Into a Real Carousel Brawl

Barbara and Marvin Davis had introduced the annual bash benefiting the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in 1978, three years after Dana Davis, one of their five children, was diagnosed with diabetes. By then, wildcatter Marvin had made a fortune in oil; he and his wife were already big contributors to various causes. (Very big, in Marvin’s case: Just before the Denver Center for the Performing Arts opened the original Stage, there was a scramble to replace a row of seats with a larger version so that Marvin could attend the new theater’s debut.) Marvin Davis became even bigger when he bought 20th Century Fox in 1981 (he got… Read More

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KU, Mizzou discussing exhibition basketball game at Sprint Center

It’s not the return of the Border War, but this is a step in that direction. Missouri and Kansas are in talks to play an exhibition basketball game at the Sprint Center. “We are discussing an event, it is very premature to talk about any specifics,” said Jim Marchiony, Kansas associate athletic director. Kansas and Missouri have not played basketball since Mizzou left the Big 12 Conference for the SEC in 2012. Carrington Harrison of 610 Sports said the game would be played on Oct. 22 and would raise funds for hurricane relief. Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff Gary Bedore: 816-234-4068, @garybedore Jesse Newell: 816-234-4759, @jessenewell Never miss a local story.… Read More

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Denver City Council asks mayor for more money to build sidewalks and help immigrants fight deportation

AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post Sam Powell and her children, Ford, 5, and Chloe, 7, walk between sections of sidewalk and non-sidewalk walkways during their daily trek to Cory Elementary School on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announces his 2018 budget proposal on Sept. 12, 2017, with aides and Cabinet members standing behind him. The Denver City Council this week asked Mayor Michael Hancock to add more money for sidewalks to his proposed 2018 budget and to more firmly commit city money for a new immigrant legal defense fund. Those requests were among a dozen submitted to Hancock, totaling $4.3 million, after the council met and voted… Read More

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Amari Cooper looks to get a handle on things against Denver

Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper (89) can’t prevent an interception by Washington’s Montae Nicholson. ALAMEDA — The problem with Amari Cooper? One that has plagued receivers from under-8 youth football all the way to the NFL. “Most of the balls that I’ve dropped have been from the result of trying to run before I actually catch the ball,” Cooper said Wednesday. Cooper said this with a straight face — he says everything with a straight face — and a somber tone that is evident in most all of his conversations. Things get even more serious Sunday when the Raiders visit the Denver Broncos after taking it on the chin against… Read More

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Hundreds run in charity race marred last year by bombing

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of runners came out Saturday for a Marine Corps charity race on the New Jersey shore, a race run without incident one year after pipe bomb detonated at the event site and forced its cancellation. Security was beefed up for this year’s Semper Five race, with trash cans removed along the race route in Seaside Heights and manhole covers sealed. The race also saw a sharp increase in registrants, with nearly 2,000 runners taking part. The registration surge had spurred organizers to move the race from Seaside Park to neighboring Seaside Heights, due to the larger boardwalk there that could accommodate the extra runners.… Read More

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Organa Brands to Sponsor 2nd Annual Growing Hope Foundation Charity Golf Tournament

Growing Hope Foundation DENVER, CO–(Marketwired – September 06, 2017) – Growing Hope Foundation today announces its 2nd annual charity golf tournament, sponsored by Organa Brands, will be held on Monday, Sept. 11, at Meridian Golf Club in Englewood, CO. Check-in is at 7:30 am and shotgun starts at 9am. The event will feature an appearance by "The King of Cannabis," Arjan Roskam, founder of Green House Seed Company and Strain Hunters, who over the last 34 years have collected some of the rarest genetics around the world. Established in 2016 by Partner Colorado Credit Union and its cannabis banking division, Safe Harbor Private Banking, the Growing Hope Foundation is a… Read More

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Watch Out for These Charity Scams After Hurricane Harvey

As torrential rains continue to wreak havoc on Houston and the surrounding area in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, people across the country are sending money and supplies to help the millions of people affected by a disaster officials have said is "beyond anything experienced." Dozens of reputable charities and organizations are on the ground helping rescue residents from their flooded homes and bringing food and medical care to those in dire need. And while plenty of people will continue to help Houston, people donating and recovering from the storm should be aware that scammers will also likely arrive to prey on a vulnerable population. (A post is already circulating… Read More

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James Harden throws alley-oop to Chris Paul, pair puts on show at Houston charity event

What chemistry problem? There are legitimate questions about how Chris Paul and James Harden will share the backcourt and ball with the Rockets, but none of those were on display on Sunday. That’s when CP3 joined his new teammate in Harden’s charity game (raising money for Harden’s charity, which helps children from single-family homes get a higher education), a kind of pro-am with some names thrown in to draw a crowd. Harden and CP3 put on a show for the fans. This is a charity event, not every team is going to defend like this or the Phoenix Suns. It’s going to be harder when the games matter. But the… Read More

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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and council members reach immigration policy agreement — but hold back details

Charles Reed, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrest a suspect in Los Angeles on Feb. 17. Under a proposal by two Denver City Council members, the Denver Sheriff Department no longer would send notification to ICE when an inmate wanted on an immigration detainer is about to be released from jail, but Mayor Michael Hancock’s approach would not end that practice. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and two City Council members said Tuesday that they reached an agreement on competing proposals to step up the city’s resistance to federal immigration enforcement. But all three were mum on the details ahead of a planned… Read More

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