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Men arrested at Denver’s Maven hotel now face federal charges for allegedly selling guns, drugs to each other

Three men arrested last week at The Maven hotel in Denver after a housekeeper discovered several guns inside their rooms and tipped off authorities now face federal gun charges, court documents show. Gabriel Rodriguez, Ricardo Rodriguez and Richard Platt are accused of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a previous offender. Gabriel Rodriguez also […]

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Denver police found loaded weapons, high-capacity magazine and drugs inside hotel room near Coors Field

Police found more than a dozen guns, a high-capacity magazine and a large amount of methamphetamine and heroin inside two hotel rooms one block from Coors Field on Friday, court documents show. While cleaning a room at The Maven hotel Friday evening, a housekeeper saw a rifle, numerous metal objects that appeared to be possible […]

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Politics brought the All-Star Game to Denver. Here’s how much Colorado’s professional sports leaders donated to campaigns.

Politics played a central role in Major League Baseball’s decision to move its 2021 All-Star Game to Denver from Georgia, where state lawmakers passed a law restricting voting. The league’s interest in politics doesn’t stop there. In the run up to the All-Star Game Tuesday night, The Colorado Sun took a look at political spending […]

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Advocates decry Denver homeless sweeps ahead of MLB’s All-Star game

By Colleen Slevin and Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press Ahead of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game in Denver this week, city officials are facing scrutiny from advocates who accuse them of accelerating the clearing of homeless encampments near Coors Field as the sports world turns its attention to Colorado’s capital city. Mayor Michael Hancock has […]

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Four arrested on gun charges after investigation into “suspicious occurrence” at hotel near Coors Field

Four people were arrested on charges related to illegal guns and drugs after Denver police began investigating a “suspicious occurrence” Friday at a hotel near Coors Field. “We have recovered weapons. We have recovered narcotics,” Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen said. “This investigation really is just getting started. There’s a lot of questions that we […]

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Nicolais: Colorado keeps hitting home runs as Georgia continues to strike out

Baseball stadiums, peaches and election laws. All things that are better in Colorado than Georgia. We can start with the easy ones. Truist Park in Atlanta, the former home of this year’s Midsummer Classic, is just a Coors Field knockoff. They literally lifted the “batter’s eye” design beyond the centerfield wall — a waterfall surrounded […]

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For this year’s MLB All-Star Game, the right/left divide goes beyond field

By Ronald Blum, The Associated Press Debates about right and left at the All-Star Game used to deal with pitchers or perhaps batting orders. This year it extends to the political divide in the United States. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred shifted Tuesday’s game to Denver’s Coors Field from Atlanta’s Truist Park because of a Georgia […]