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John Frank
May 10, 2022 - Sports

Nikola Jokić enters rarified air with consecutive NBA MVP honors

Nikola Jokic walks off the court after a playoff win. Photo: Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images
Nikola Jokic walks off the court after a playoff win. Photo: Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

Wilt. Kareem. Bird. Magic. MJ. Lebron. Curry. And now, Jokić.

State of play: Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić is poised to claim his second consecutive NBA Most Valuable Player award this week, ESPN reports.

Sami Sparber
May 4, 2022 - Sports

Denver posts mixed rankings for parks and biking

Illustration of a pattern of bicycles.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Denver is getting mixed reviews when it comes to two of our favorite things: biking and parks.

What's new: The city ranks as one of the best — No. 3 — for bikers in the U.S., according to a WalletHub report analyzing infrastructure, hills, destinations, road connectivity and the number of bike commuters.

John Frank
May 3, 2022 - Sports

How to fake it: Colorado Avalanche's 2022 playoff run

A fan of the Colorado Avalanche holds a sign in a game against the Nashville Predators in April. Photo: Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images

State of play: Captain Gabriel Landeskog (teammates call him "Landy") is back after undergoing knee surgery in March, and the team is feeling the pressure to deliver after another second-round exit last year from the NHL playoffs.This is the year for the Colorado Avalanche to win the Stanley Cup.

What to know: The team enters Tuesday's first-round game against the Nashville Predators as the clear favorite and plays like "the greatest show on ice."

John Frank
May 2, 2022 - Business

Ski wax takeback program raises environmental awareness

Traditional ski wax is an environmental concern. Photo: RJ Sangosti/ The Denver Post via Getty Images

When the snow melts on ski slopes and nordic trails this time of year, it can leave behind a toxic legacy.

What's happening: The wax you applied to skis and snowboards all winter is often made with flurocarbons that can include PFAS, a forever chemical that leaches into waterways and poses a health risk when the snow melts, according to an Environmental Protection Agency alert from January.

Yes, but: Colorado Mesa University students and Carbondale-based Mountainflow, a company that makes biodegradable, plant-based wax, are working to end the use of fluorinated waxes.

  • This month, the two organized a takeback program for people to responsibly ditch their old wax.
  • Evo Denver, Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder and Powder 7 in Golden are among the local dropoff locations. There's also a mail-in option.

Of note: Before you put your skis and snowboards away for next winter, John — a longtime ski tech — wants to remind you to get them a summer wax to preserve the bases and prevent edge rust.

  • John uses Mountainflow and Golden-based Saucer Wax, which also is fluro-free.
John Frank
Apr 29, 2022 - Sports

Denver Broncos' NFL draft strategy unclear ahead of second round

A Denver Broncos fan speaks with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell onstage during round one of the 2021 NFL Draft at the Great Lakes Science Center on April 29.
A Denver Broncos fan speaks with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell onstage during round one of the 2021 NFL Draft. Photo: Gregory Shamus / Getty Images

The Denver Broncos' turn in the NFL draft comes Friday at the end of the second round with the 64th overall pick.

State of play: The Broncos traded their first-round draft pick in the deal to get quarterback Russell Wilson and speculation abounds about whether they'll trade for a higher position, sit content or even give away slots.

Where to find the best beer at Coors Field this season

Melissa Arp pours herself a Pilsner in the Sandlot Brewery's tasting room at Coors Field in 2017.
Melissa Arp pours a Pilsner in the Sandlot at Coors Field in 2017. Photo: John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images

True to its name, Coors Field is a great place for beer enthusiasts.

State of beer: The home of the Rockies boasts three dozen different beers.

Alayna Alvarez
Apr 25, 2022 - News

Future Broncos owner will decide fate of Denver's football stadium

The Broncos logo displayed at Empower Field at Mile High stadium in Denver. Photo: Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

To build, or not to build? That is the question — at least for the Denver Broncos' incoming owner.

Driving the news: Franchise president Joe Ellis recently told reporters that erecting a new Broncos stadium will be "issue No. 1 on the next owner's plate" and the decision to build anew or refresh must be weighed "right away."

John Frank
Apr 19, 2022 - Business

Denver Broncos sale narrows to five potential buyers

Illustration of the Denver Broncos logo holding a “For Sale” sign in its mouth.
Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

An heir to the Walmart fortune and an owner of the Philadelphia 76ers are among the potential buyers of the Denver Broncos.

What's happening: The team's sale is down to five bidders who made offers after analyzing the team's books and possible real estate prospects, Sportico reports.

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