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3 Colorado college basketball games to have on your radar

Colorado State guard Isaiah Stevens. Photo: David Becker/Getty Images

College hoops is finally back.

To celebrate, we made a shortlist of the most intriguing men's basketball games in Colorado this season.

John Frank
16 hours ago - Politics

Political Pulse: Michael Bennet pushes to extend child tax credit

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet speaks during a Senate hearing Dec. 1. Photo: Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet speaks during a Senate hearing Dec. 1. Photo: Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet won't give up. And the Colorado Democrat's frustration with his own party's inaction on a major progressive policy is apparent.

Driving the news: Fresh from a 15-point victory in the November midterm, Bennet is doubling down on his push to expand the child tax credit and even talking about a second presidential run.

John Frank
16 hours ago - News

Club Q shooter wanted to be "the next mass killer," documents show

Anderson Lee Aldrich, center, sits during a court appearance in Colorado Springs on Tuesday. Photo: El Paso County District Court via AP

Anderson Lee Aldrich, center, during a court appearance in Colorado Springs yesterday. Photo: El Paso County District Court via AP

The suspect in the Club Q shooting had vowed to become "the next mass killer" in June 2021, AP reports, citing sealed court documents, but the charges stemming from a standoff were dropped, and there is no record of guns being seized at the time.

Driving the news: Anderson Lee Aldrich had allegedly stockpiled weapons, ammo, body armor and a homemade bomb at a family member's house. If a police SWAT team came inside the home, it would blow "to holy hell" Aldrich told relatives, documents show.

10 best Christmas light displays in Denver

The Lodge with Joy display at Camp Christmas at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park in Lakewood in 2021. Photo: Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Denver is dazzling this time of year, with holiday lights twinkling across the city and suburbs.

Here are 10 can't-miss displays to see the sparkles this season:

Club Q shooting suspect charged with 305 counts

Club Q and the memorial for the victims of the shooting photographed in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Club Q and the memorial for the victims of the shooting photographed in Colorado Springs on Nov. 29. Photo: Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via Getty Images

The suspected gunman in the deadly Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub shooting that killed five people last month has been formally charged with 305 counts, including first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, assault and bias-motivated crimes.

Driving the news: Anderson Lee Aldrich, the suspect in the Club Q shooting, appeared in person at a court hearing Tuesday in El Paso County District Court, where prosecutors filed the charges.

City selects blueprint for Park Hill Golf Course

Park Hill Golf Course in Denver, Colorado on April 22, 2021. Photo: Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

The city of Denver has finally set its vision for the Park Hill Golf Course.

Driving the news: The Denver City Council on Monday approved the Park Hill Golf Course Small Area Plan, determining a strategy for a piece of land that's long been the focus of fierce debate over its potential development.

How Denver will use hotels to house the unhoused

A hotel used by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless to shelter people at high risk for COVID on Sept. 2, 2021 in Denver. Photo: RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

After sheltering people experiencing homelessness in hotels at the height of the pandemic, Denver wants to build on the idea to provide more permanent housing options.

Driving the news: The city will use $20 million from $154 million in American Rescue Plan Act money approved by the Denver City Council last week to buy hotels for housing and sheltering purposes.

John Frank
Dec 6, 2022 - News

Denver Public Schools undecided on offering free student meals

Breakfast is served to students who need it at Deane Elementary in Lakewood. Photo: RJ Sangosti/Denver Post via Getty Images

Breakfast is served to students who need it at Deane Elementary in Lakewood. Photo: RJ Sangosti/Denver Post via Getty Images

Colorado voters approved a ballot measure to provide students with free meals, but the state's largest school district may not offer them.

Driving the news: Denver is undecided on whether to participate in the program created by the passage of Proposition FF, which makes free meals available to all students regardless of financial need.