<>DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 21: Patricia Maldonado takes a beer sample at the Fat Heads Brewing booth during Great American Beer Festival at the Colorado Convention Center on September 21, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Brewers Association hosted thousands of beer enthusiasts as they packed the Colorado Convention Center to sample over 4,000 different beers during the 36th Great American Beer Festival. (Photo by Seth McConnell/Special to the Denver Post) A total of 30 Colorado breweries took home a total of 32 gold, silver or bronze medals at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival that ended its three-day run on Saturday. In all, 306 medals were handed out in 102 categories covering 167 different beer styles to a total of 280 breweries. Denver Beer Co. won two gold medals in the Great American Beer Festival awards handed out Saturday morning at the annual festival at the Colorado Convention Center. The seven-year-old brewery won for its flagship beer, “Graham Cracker … [Read more...] about Here’s how Colorado breweries fared at the 2018 GABF competition
Colorado Springs is guilty of loving its trails to death."The grandeur of these parks creates such interest in recreating, and it's something to celebrate" said Scott Abbott, Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services supervisor. "But our goal is to allow that recreation while balancing taking care of them."That sense of stewardship was highlighted Saturday at National Public Lands Day events across the country and the state as thousands of volunteers picked up shovels and rakes to beautify their parks.This year's annual event focused on resilience and restoration with more than 2,600 volunteer sites across the country.At Red Rock Open Space, volunteers addressed a common problem throughout the city's parks: rogue trails.Informally known as social trails, these are unofficial paths that are created when visitors veer off the designated trails. Over time, they can become compacted enough that they are indiscernible from the correct course.Though rogue trails frequently … [Read more...] about National Public Lands Day highlights resilience, restoration in Colorado Springs
FORT COLLINS — The older one gets, the more one realizes there are very few things to be counted on in life. Through five weeks of the season, Colorado State football fans have come to understand it’s almost nothing. Not even wearing orange jerseys on Ag Day. That used to be a guarantee — eight straight games, dating back to 2010 — but that came to an end Saturday versus Illinois State, an FCS team out of the Missouri Valley Conference in the form of a 35-19 loss at Canvas Stadium. Colorado State coach Mike Bobo insisted his team had to improve this week, regardless. Instead, the Rams (1-4) regressed as Illinois State — ranked 15th at its level — controlled both lines of scrimmage throughout. Rarely pressured, Redbirds’ quarterback Brady Davis didn’t exactly slice through the defense, completing less than 50 percent of his passes. But he did turn 14 completions into 271 yards and two scores. The second was the dagger that sealed the … [Read more...] about Colorado State football suffers embarrassing loss to FCS Illinois State
Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas has too many drops. Denver should follow the Patriots’ Way and trade him for a high draft pick. Keep Courtland Sutton and Emmanuel Sanders for the future. Peter, San Diego Kiz: The Broncos have too many receivers and not enough defensive backs. Are you old enough to remember the late, great Monty Hall? John Elway is. Let’s make a deal. One problem: What NFL team would trade for a receiver that carries a $12 million salary-cap hit but drops the football? What’s the biggest difference between the Case Keenum we see this year in Denver and the Keenum we saw last year in Minnesota? Coaching! Put the blame where it belongs. Mark, coaching ’em up Kiz: When in doubt, blame Vance Joseph. That’s what we do around here, right? Here’s an alternative view: What if Keenum is an adequate NFL quarterback that enjoyed a career year for Minnesota in 2017? Maybe what we’re seeing is what the statistical nerds at … [Read more...] about Kickin’ it with Kiz: Let’s make a deal! Broncos swap Demaryius Thomas for lightly used defensive back. Good idea?
PHOENIX — Major League Baseball has done some dumb things through the years, and I’m here to vent about one of the worst. No, I’m not talking about Bud Selig’s thankfully now-defunct idea of tying the All-Star Game winner to home-field advantage in the World Series. And no, I’m not talking about trying to speed up the pace of play by requiring hitters to stay in the batter’s box and then never enforcing the rule. I’m talking about September’s expanded rosters and how they change the field of play at the worst possible time. The system’s been in a place for a long time, but it’s past time for change. Under the current rules, rosters can be increased from 25 to 40 players in September, and teams are not limited in the number of players they can use in a game. Some teams call up a half dozen players and use them sparingly. Others call up so many players that there is barely room for them in the dugout or the clubhouse. The parade … [Read more...] about Saunders: MLB must fix its September call-up problem