The almost 600-seat auditorium at Colorado State University's Student Arts Center was filled to capacity Tuesday evening as President Donald Trump's son, Donald Junior, Turning Point USA's Charlie Kirk and Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former prosecutor from San Francisco, spent about an hour in full-throated defense of the president and his policies. Outside, a smaller group of protesters unleashed a torrent of loud and passionate opposition.
A recent study showed bird populations in the U.S. and Canada have dropped by almost 30 percent in the last 50 years. One reason may be collisions with buildings, but it's not yet clear how big a problem that is along the Front Range. Denverite followed some volunteers trying to get a handle on the issue in downtown Denver.
Clergy Sex Abuse
The independent review of Colorado church records from the dioceses of Colorado, Denver and Pueblo was announced in February by Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila and Attorney General Phil Weiser. The report was released Wednesday. It found that more than 160 children were sexually victimized by 43 priests over 70 years and that the state's three dioceses spent decades trying to cover that abuse up.
Teens Under Stress
We've just embarked on a months-long series called Teens Under Stress. It's an examination of the pressures adolescents are under and what can be done about it. Teens themselves tell us that a complex mix of factors are adding up to a crisis. Look for the special section here, as well as social media posts -- and of course radio reports.
Good Morning Dacono
Well, more than Dacono really. Think that stretch from Dacono up to Firestone in Weld County on Colorado Boulevard. We were out on an assignment Friday morning there and couldn't help but frame some photos wrapping together the way homes, farms and epic scenery co-mingle with the oil and gas industry.
Park Hill Golf Course Preservationists
Denverites resisting development on golf course land in Park Hill say a recent change to state law gives their cause a leg up over developers and the Hancock administration, who see the green swathe as a place for homes, businesses and parks. The 155-acre chunk has been entangled in a legal and political jungle for about three years. While various lawsuits endure, the big question right now is whether its new owners will be able to build there.