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John Frank
5 hours ago - Business

9News' Kyle Clark raises an uncomfortable truth in the Colorado media

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert represents the 3rd District.
U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images

9News anchor Kyle Clark is admitting an uncomfortable truth — and challenging local news outlets to find a solution.

The intrigue: In a commentary for his prime time "Next" show, Clark acknowledged that his NBC-affiliated TV station covers U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Rifle) differently than any other elected official in Colorado.

John Frank
5 hours ago - News

Colorado sheriff's "Santa" tweet goes viral, and prompts apology

Screenshot of El Paso County Sheriff's Office tweet.
Screenshot of El Paso County Sheriff's Office tweet

The El Paso Sheriff's Office is apologizing after a tweet purporting to show Santa getting a concealed carry permit went viral.

What's happening: The Twitter post prompted backlash from commenters, who noted it came days after the school shooting in Michigan. The sheriff's office replied with an apology, saying they didn't mean "to be insensitive."

9 dark Colorado beers to drink in the winter

Epic Brewing's Naked Baptist. Photo courtesy of Epic Brewing
Epic Brewing's Naked Baptist. Photo courtesy of Epic Brewing

The days are darker earlier, and so are the beers. From black lagers to stouts, the roasty goodness fits the season and offers festive flavors of caramel, maple syrup, molasses and baked bread.

  • Here are our picks for what to drink now:
John Frank
5 hours ago - News

Sen. Hickenlooper touts infrastructure bill's benefits to Colorado

Axios' Ben Geman, right, and U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper during an Axios event. Photo: Screenshot
Axios' Ben Geman, left, and U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper during an Axios event. Screenshot

U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper says Colorado is uniquely poised to benefit from the just-signed infrastructure bill.

Details: The $1 trillion legislation includes billions set aside for the state, and the first-term Democratic senator said additional money for electric vehicle incentives and charging stations is "very, very impactful, especially for a state like Colorado where we have been an early adopter."

John Frank
5 hours ago - COVID

Colorado reports Omicron spread and redoubles push for booster shots

Data: CDC; Chart: Jared Whalen/Axios

Omicron's arrival in Colorado and the approaching holidays are leading public health experts to redouble efforts to promote the COVID-19 vaccine.

Driving the news: The focus comes as the state confirmed for the first time Tuesday that it found low-level community spread of the Omicron variant in Boulder County based on wastewater surveillance.

John Frank
Dec 7, 2021 - News

Colorado law enforcement wants millions more to address rising crime

Illustration of a plastic evidence bag with an upwards trending bar line in it.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Colorado leaders are requesting a significant infusion of new spending on law enforcement to blunt a spike in violence.

Why it matters: An increase in crime rates, white supremacy activity, threats toward public officials and cyberattacks are creating novel challenges for the state's overburdened law enforcement agencies, according to Gov. Jared Polis and other state officials.

Alayna Alvarez
Dec 7, 2021 - News

Find some of Denver's most delicious tacos at El Sampa Taquería Bar

A picture of two loaded fish tacos on a paper plate
Heaven on a plate. Photo: Alayna Alvarez/Axios

This week's Taco Tuesday tour takes us to El Sampa Taquería Bar in south Denver, where Alayna is already planning her next trip back.

Apart from the top-notch tacos and warm atmosphere, the family-run business specializes in authentic Mexican seafood, including fresh ceviche and shrimp cocktails, along with some seriously delicious snacks, like mangonadas and tostilocos.

Alayna Alvarez
Dec 7, 2021 - News

Scoop: "South Park" creator snaps up historic Morrison property

Trey Parker’s new property aptly sits on the corner of South Park Avenue and Canon Street. Photos: Alayna Alvarez/Axios

Trey Parker — the co-creator of "South Park" and new owner of Mexican-themed restaurant Casa Bonita — is now a property owner in Morrison, Axios has learned.

Details: Jefferson County public records show four plots at 105 Canon St. were purchased for $875,000. The general warranty deed grants the property to the Embury Etcetera Trust, which shares the same address as Parker's personal company, Furry Balls, Inc., and is managed by Kevin Morris, Parker's lawyer.