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Evaluating Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos after minicamp

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Things feel different around the Denver Broncos as they exit their offseason program. For the first time since Peyton Manning roamed their suburban Denver complex in 2015, they have a quarterback with a résumé. Russell Wilson has amped up expectations and optimism, pushing the standard back to the postseason, a place the Broncos have not been since Manning retired.
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Six can't-miss festivals to catch this weekend in Colorado

🏳️‍🌈 Denver PrideFest, hosted by the Center on Colfax, will take over Civic Center Park on Saturday and Sunday for a colorful celebration featuring more than 250 exhibitors, food trucks, a rally at the State Capitol and more. 🍺 Head to Evergreen on Saturday for the Hops Drops Evergreen Music and Beer Festival, showcasing over a dozen bands, including the California Honeydrops, and some of the state's best breweries. 🎭 The third annual Denver Fringe Festival is back this weekend, offering more than 40 improv, magic, cabaret and comedy shows across 10 venues in the Rino Art District and Five Points.🌸 Celebrate Japanese heritage and culture with live entertainment, food and drink at the Cherry Blossom Festival, hosted by the Sakura Foundation and Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple, which is back for its 48th year at Sakura Square this Saturday and Sunday. 🌮 Bring your appetite to the Denver Taco Festival at the Stockyards Event Center this Saturday and Sunday, with dozens of street taco vendors, chihuahua races, live music and Lucha libre. 🦄 Magic is in the air this Saturday and Sunday at the Unicorn Festival in Littleton, including real-life unicorns, famous princesses, a castle obstacle course and more.

1 Dead, 1 Injured In Shooting At 6th, Federal In Denver; No Arrests Made

(CBS4) — One person was killed and another injured in a shooting at the intersection with 6th Avenue and Federal Boulevard in Denver on Thursday night. According to the DPD tweet, officers responded to the area of the shooting and eventually confirmed two victims were connected. The victim who was killed died at the scene, while the other gunshot victim was taken to the hospital for treatment. Their health status was unknown overnight. People in a vehicle that wasn’t involved in the shooting was hit by the car of one of the victim’s who was shot. No one in the bystander car was seriously hurt. There were no arrests made during the response to the shooting. Anyone with information can call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867(STOP). UPDATE: 2/2 do not have serious injuries. The identity of the deceased victim will be released by the medical examiner’s office. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact @CrimeStoppersCO at 720-913-7867(STOP) — Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) June 24, 2022

Nuggets Draft Breakdown: Christian Braun

At Thursday night's NBA Draft, the Denver Nuggets selected Kansas Jayhawks guard Christian Braun with the 21st overall pick. Braun spent three years at one of the nation's top college programs, winning a national championship to cap his collegiate career. Braun was pivotal in Kansas' championship run, playing 34.4 minutes...

Colorado drag queen events face online hate and protests, leading to cancellations

Colorado drag performer Shirley Delta Blow has performed at countless drag queen story times in and around Denver since 2017, and was looking forward to hosting her latest event at the Denver Botanic Gardens during Pride Month. But the event, scheduled for June 18, was abruptly canceled earlier this month, and an online event listing […] The post Colorado drag queen events face online hate and protests, leading to cancellations appeared first on Colorado Newsline.

Jared Bednar Rebuts Jon Cooper ‘Too Many Men’ Charge

A lot – a lot – was made about the post-game dramatic mic drop of Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper following his team’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Colorado Avalanche in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. Cooper said he would “talk tomorrow” about his...

Aurora Police Arrest Jeremy Rocha In Weekend Deadly Shooting Of John Jaros On I-70

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Aurora have arrested a suspect in the deadly shooting over the weekend on Interstate 70. The incident happened Saturday evening in Aurora along I-70 between Tower Road and Colfax Avenue. (credit: CBS) A male driver, later identified as John Jaros, died in the presence of his wife and three children after shots were fired into their truck from potential street racers. During a news conference on Thursday afternoon, Aurora police investigators said that traffic was stopped on I-70 between Tower Road and 470 for a street racing event. That’s when Jaros, 37, went around the stopped...

Nazem Kadri Is Having a Great Season: Will He Stay with the Avalanche?

Nazem Kadri is having a great season. He lit it up during the regular season, scoring 28 goals and 59 assists (for 87 points) in 71 games. During the postseason, he’s added seven goals and eight assists (for 15 points) in 14 games. And he would have scored more if he hadn’t had a thumb injury that required surgery in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final.

Stanley Cup Final Game 5: Betting tips and picks for Tampa Bay Lightning-Colorado Avalanche

The Stanley Cup will be in the building at Ball Arena on Friday night as the Colorado Avalanche look to finish off the Tampa Bay Lightning and clinch their third championship in franchise history. Finishing off the two-time defending champs will not be easy, but the Lightning will have to forget about the controversial OT game-winning goal from Game 4 if they are to have a chance of sending the series to Game 6.