What's up, Lookout readers? It's Friday, the weather is (probably) returning bit-by-bit to the kind of spring days we're more used to, and your Lookout is here.
I've shared several episodes now, and stories, from our Since Columbine podcast and series, but today's piece by host Nathaniel Minor really struck a chord. There are things about covering tragedy and its aftermath that you can only really learn by being thrown into the fire. Minor learned some of those lessons working on this story.
Oh, and, real quick — go subscribe to the Since Columbine podcast here. Monday's episode might just knock your socks off.
With that, I think I'll leave you to the news.
Top of the Hour
Bite-sized updates from today's radio newscasts:
- Chevron has agreed to buy Colorado's largest oil and gas developer — Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum — for around 33 billion dollars.
- Don't forget: I-70 between Colorado Boulevard and I-270 will be completely closed this weekend for construction.
- The U.S. Senate has confirmed Coloradan David Bernhardt — criticized by some for his role as a former lobbyist for the oil and gas industry — to be Interior secretary.
- An Indiana father and son have received lengthy hunting suspensions after poaching a bear and leaving its meat to rot near Aspen in 2016.
The Big Stuff
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has accepted big gifts and contributions from folks who do business with the city — and it's all perfectly legal
Mayor Michael Hancock speaks during the 2018 Sustainable Denver Summit at the Colorado Convention Center, Nov. 29, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A suite at a Denver Broncos playoff game. Courtside seats at a Nuggets game. Memberships to the Denver Athletic Club, Denver Country Club, and the University Club Denver. For the second half of 2017 alone, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's disclosure forms listed $44,415 in gifts — many from people with contracts or agreements with the city. Regardless of how that may sound, though, it's all on the up-and-up.
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