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"South Park" creator Trey Parker snaps up historic Morrison property

Trey Parker — the co-creator of "South Park" and new owner of Mexican-themed restaurant Casa Bonita — is now a property owner in Morrison, Axios has learned. Details: Jefferson County public records show four plots at 105 Canon St. were purchased for $875,000. The general warranty deed grants the property to the Embury Etcetera Trust, which shares the same address as Parker's personal company, Furry Balls, Inc., and is managed by Kevin Morris, Parker's lawyer. The property, bordered by Bear Creek, was previously home to the historic Horton House Bed and Breakfast built in the 1870s. The structure was destroyed...
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Breaking: Students allowed back inside campus buildings after evacuation

On Thursday, Dec. 7 at around 8:40 pm, students inside several University of Colorado Boulder buildings were evacuated after reports of a strong gas smell in several campus buildings. “We are aware of several buildings on the Main Campus that were evacuated this evening due to the strong smell of...
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These tacos in South Denver are worth talking about

This week's Taco Tuesday tour takes us to El Sampa Taquería Bar in south Denver, where Alayna is already planning her next trip back.Apart from the top-notch tacos and warm atmosphere, the family-run business specializes in authentic Mexican seafood, including fresh ceviche and shrimp cocktails, along with some seriously delicious snacks, like mangonadas and tostilocos.The staff know how to make a mean michelada — a spicy Mexican sipper made with beer, lime and tomato juices — that is hands-down one of the best in the city. What to order: Two fish tacos (but it's hard to wrong with anything).Cost: $5.40 eachWhat makes them special: These babies are loaded — and two will leave you stuffed. Crispy pieces of perfectly fried fish are encased in two homemade corn tortillas and topped with fresh lettuce, diced tomatoes, avocado slices and a generous drizzle of chipotle mayo.Pro tip: Keep an ear out. Your name is announced over a speaker when your meal is ready, and drink orders are shouted from the bar. This story first appeared in the Axios Denver newsletter, designed to help readers get smarter, faster on the most consequential news unfolding in their own backyard.
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Denver Weather: Mild Tuesday with sunny skies to be followed by large storm at end of the week leading to possible snow

(DENVER, Colo.) The Mile High City will be dry and sunny Tuesday, following a much colder Monday. The National Weather Service in Boulder is reporting that Denver will see mostly cloudy skies Tuesday, with sunny conditions expected around 10 a.m., with a high temperature near 53. Northwest winds will reach speeds of 5 to 7 mph and will settle down in the afternoon.

‘This Is Offering Them Shelter For The Night’: City Of Northglenn Converts Old Rec Center Into Winter Housing For Homeless

NORTHGLENN, Colo. (CBS4) – With an abandoned building awaiting a new purpose, the City of Northglenn wasted little time to convert its old recreation center into a winter housing facility for people experiencing homelessness. (credit: CBS) “We don’t have the resources that a big city like Denver does to deal with an issue like people without homes,” said Dr. Katherine Goff, a Northglenn City Council member. “It just was a perfect time to make better use of this empty facility,” said Dr. Goff. The idea came together quickly and was approved by the city council on Monday night. The operation should be up and...

Aurora Police Officer Julie Stahnke Busted for Alleged Domestic Violence

Officer Julie Stahnke is a nineteen-year veteran of the Aurora Police Department, where her duties previously included diversifying the force through recruitment — an important task, since the APD is operating under a consent decree from the Colorado Attorney General's Office after a report found a pattern and practice of racial bias at the department.

Woman experiencing homelessness shares struggle with Denver City Council

A woman experiencing homelessness addressed the Denver City Council during public comment period on Monday. Lynda Spangler told the council that as a victim of domestic violence, she has had a challenging time finding shelter. She said her predator told staff lies about her in one shelter where she stayed. She was told to prove her innocence, she said.

Denver plan to reduce homelessness exhaustive, slick

The 2022 plan for homelessness in Denver is a slick publication.Department of Housing Stability, City and County of Denver. Denver is serious about reducing homelessness in the city. It has flexed its muscle in recent years pumping millions into housing and shelter options. The year 2022 is no different.
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Eleven Madison Park’s former chef has a new Boulder restaurant you can try this season

Brian Lockwood isn’t a household name in Colorado’s restaurant community — just yet. The former Eleven Madison Park chef de cuisine left his post during the COVID-19 shutdown and came back home to Boulder to see family. He thought it would only be for a few weeks, but more than a year later, Lockwood, his wife and their 5-year-old daughter have decided to stick around.
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Woman shot dead in Highlands Ranch identified

Officials have identified the woman shot dead and found in a retail complex parking lot in Highlands Ranch on Saturday. Jamie Sullivan, 49, was found near Park Central Drive and Lucent Boulevard, according to The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. They identified her as a “victim.”. Later on Saturday, the sheriff’s...

No Charges For Colorado Man Who Sent Anonymous Letters, Pictures To School Board Members

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Jefferson County District Attorney does not plan to file criminal charges against an Arvada man who wrote anonymous letters to Jefferson County school board members, including pictures of their homes, which left some school board members shaken. “The intention was to intimidate and make me feel unsafe and scared,” said Stephanie Schooley, one of four Jeffco school board members who received the letter and photo of her home. (credit: CBS) The unsigned letters arrived in August with the writer bristling at a mask mandate for students in Jeffco Public Schools. “We are not concerned with the efficacy of masks...

Aurora Cop Arrested For Assault; Julie Stahnke Placed On Leave

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora police agent Julie Stahnke, 45, has been placed on paid administrative leave after Denver police arrested her last month for assault in an alleged domestic violence case. “Agent Stahnke was arrested by Denver PD, so you will need to contact them for more details about their case,” Aurora Police Lt. Chris Amsler said. Julie Stahnke (credit: Denver) Court records show Stahnke was arrested Nov. 22 for assault and disturbing the peace at a Denver home. Aurora police placed her on leave the next day, Nov. 23. Amsler told CBS4,” Once the criminal case is adjudicated, then, we will open an Internal Affairs Investigation.” Stahnke was jailed in Denver but released on a personal recognizance bond. Court records show after she was released, she was again arrested, jailed and charged with violating a restraining order Nov. 24. Stahnke has been with the Aurora Police Department since 2002, according to Amsler, and she is currently assigned to the District 2 Detective Unit. Her attorney, Donald Sisson, declined to comment on the case when reached by CBS4.

VIDEO: Colorado Bobcat Hunts For Next Meal

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Video shared by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife shows a bobcat stalking its next meal. The video was originally captured by Instagram user @ferbozaphoto in Boulder. (credit: ferbozaphoto/Instagram) The account states photographer says he’s watched the animal since it was very young. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Fernando Boza Photography (@ferbozaphoto) “I am so proud of this little guy (or gal?). I have been ‘following’ him since he was not much more than a little puff ball. It’s pretty cool to see him hunt successfully!” The cat managed to catch some sort of small, furry creature for dinner. CPW says while most native Colorado cats engaged in long chases, bobcats hunt using a stealthy technique.

Update: Weekend Homicides Pile Up in Metro Denver

At the end of last week, concern was growing over crime in the Union Station area, highlighted by complaints from the union representing RTD employees. But while both Union Station, where additional police were deployed, and the City and County of Denver in general saw less violence than has become common since last summer, there were a number of alarming incidents elsewhere in the metro area, including a fatal shooting in Thornton as well as homicides in Commerce City, Aurora and Highlands Ranch, and an officer-involved shooting in Westminster during which a suspect was killed.