Happy Monday, Lookout readers. It's almost bound to be with the weather looking so nice across the state. Of course, that nice weather yesterday made it especially difficult to drag myself out of bed this morning.
For me, it was one of those weekends where you enjoy everything you do, but it takes up enough time that it's tough to feel like you've really relaxed. But between reading about a state representative resigning and scammers trying to take advantage of tragedies, Katy and I found time to see Opera Colorado's final performance of the year, Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Let's just say that it was worth the traffic to and in the parking garage — high praise considering how bad that was.
When you figure out what the animated cat above has to do with anything, there still will be a good selection of news to catch up on waiting below.
Top of the Hour
Bite-sized updates from today's radio newscasts:
- Isak Heartstone, the wooden "trail troll" sculpture in Breckenridge, has found a new home in south Breckenridge, according to the Summit Daily News. The site is not yet open to the public.
- Colorado's first black federal judge was appointed in 1995 by President Bill Clinton. Judge Wiley Daniel later became the chief judge of the U.S. District Court of Colorado in 2008. Daniel died Friday at 72.
- The Nuggets' playoff run is done after their Game 7 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in Denver yesterday, but the young team that has rekindled basketball passion in Colorado will be back in October.
- The last of five patients treated at Littleton Adventist Hospital following the fatal shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch last week has been released.
The Big Stuff
Democratic state Rep. Rochelle Galindo announces her resignation in face of undisclosed allegations
Democratic state Rep. Rochelle Galindo of Greeley represents House District 50. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Democratic state Rep. Rochelle Galindo of Greeley was elected in November along with the Democratic "blue wave," and was facing a recall effort after her support of the "red flag" gun bill, an oil and gas regulation overhaul, and other Democratic bills.
Galindo announced her resignation Sunday, effective immediately, citing undisclosed allegations, which she said are false.
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