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Can televised Russian face-slapping save Denver’s sports bars?

When cardboard cutouts filled the stands and the real fans were at home on their couches, Tom Ryan and his team were plotting the rebirth of Denver’s sports bar scene. Banking on corked-up demand, they prepared for this summer’s launch of a new 14,000-square-foot pub in downtown Denver, with high-definition video screens, immersive, room-size video […]

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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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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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Judge rejects effort to return MLB All-Star Game to Georgia

By Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press NEW YORK — A Manhattan judge on Thursday rejected an attempt to force Major League Baseball to return next month’s All-Star Game to Atlanta. U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Carponi ruled against a not-for-profit organization representing small businesses, saying a lawsuit had failed to provide proof that its members […]

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Denver removes capacity limits for large outdoor events, including Coors Field and Red Rocks

Denver public health officials on Tuesday retired capacity limits for large outdoor events, including for two of the city’s most popular venues: Coors Field and Red Rocks. “These venues now have no capacity limits, distancing requirements or other restrictions,” the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment said on Tuesday. The Colorado Rockies said Wednesday […]

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Silverman: Denver and Atlanta were linked by boycotts long before the All-Star Game

The morning docket finally finished near noon. I hustled to 16th Street and boarded the shuttle. Exiting at Blake Street, I rushed four blocks north to an open field where a small crowd assembled. Attendees were handed two bags of peanuts in special packaging commemorating “Coors Field Groundbreaking — Oct. 16, 1992.” Sensing a baseball […]