<>Abraham Lincoln (John Voehl) sits in the Presidents Tent a short while before he gave the Gettysburg Address at the Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration at the Four Mile Historic Park. (Denver Post file) If there’s one thing most of us can agree upon right now, it’s that the Fourth of July is best spent outside. But with varying weather and drought conditions in the metro area, all fireworks displays and outdoor parties are not created (or celebrated) equal. There are still plenty of traditional, large-scale displays planned for the coming days — mostly on the July 4 holiday, which this year falls on a Wednesday — but there are different fire restrictions depending on the city. And this year, many law enforcement officials aren’t taking any chances. Here’s our annual roundup of displays and fireworks bans. All of the following events are free, all-ages, open to the public and weather-permitting unless otherwise noted. As a rule of thumb, … [Read more...] about Denver fireworks 2018: Your guide to Fourth of July displays in the metro area
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The Rockies are creeping their way toward becoming obvious sellers at the July 31 trade deadline. Just this month, they’ve fallen from first place to eight games back behind Arizona. With the hopes of their first NL West crown – or even a wild-card spot – fleeting, the question isn’t so much of if the Rockies deal, but who? We know, because we’re adults who can use common sense, that getting rid of Nolan Arenado is off the table. He’s on contract through 2020, and in a perfect world, Colorado will sign the best third baseman in the world to a long-term blockbuster deal. That’s the goal. The problem in doing that, though – other than Colorado needing to make sure it has enough money to offer him – is that Arenado has said he wants to play for a club that’s regularly in the playoffs, an identity the Rockies lack. We also know that no executive in their right mind would want to take one of Colorado’s high-priced relievers … [Read more...] about Denver Sports Omelette: The Rockies look like sellers. Who should they trade at the July 31 deadline?
<>A Gibbon ape watches from his perch as thousands of runners run through the Denver Zoo during the Colfax Half Marathon in City Park on May 20, 2018 in Denver. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post) Pass ports You know Denver is cemented as a major tourist destination when CityPASS comes to town. For more than 20 years, the discounted, bundled tickets for local attractions have been a favorite for bargain travelers visiting major cities. Now, CityPASS has arrived a mile high. And, while it’s great for tourists, locals can use the pass and save big on a staycation. Visit some of Denver’s most popular attractions and save more than 30 percent off on admission. Pricing is based on the number of attractions you visit: Three attractions are $39 for adults and $29 for children (ages 3 to 11); four attractions are $48 and $38; and five attractions are $57 and $47, respectively. Participating locations include the Children’s Museum of Denver Marsico Campus, … [Read more...] about CityPASS comes to Denver, a free Doritos Locos Taco and more Denver deals starting June 8
University of Northern Colorado baseball is offering a number of baseball camps this summer for players of all ages and all skill levels. From the high school player down to the youth ball player just learning the game, UNC has a baseball camp for players of all skill levels. UNC head coach Carl Iwasaki and his staff will be on hand for all camps. Iwasaki and UNC baseball take pride in the quality of instruction and attention to detail given to campers. UNC baseball is taking their high energy, fast paced camp on the road as the Bears have selected Olympic Park in Aurora as a host site for one of their Jr. Bear camps. The upcoming dates are June 4-8. The Jr. Bears camp in Aurora is coed and open for ages 8-13. For more information you can contact the City of Aurora sports office at 303-326-8650. You can also register for the Aurora camp online. Northern Colorado baseball is also offering two additional camps in Greeley this summer. July 11-13: Jr. Bear summer camp … [Read more...] about Denver Sports Omelette: UNC Bears baseball bringing “Jr. Bear” summer camp to Aurora
NFL owners voted this morning to hold the league’s draft next year in Nashville. In February, Denver, Cleveland-Canton, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Nashville were named the five finalists for both the 2019 and 2020 drafts. The host city for the 2020 draft was not announced, but Denver, citing scheduling conflicts, is not under consideration. The NFL continued its approach of naming the draft’s host city a year before the event. The Broncos submitted bids in April 2016 to host the 2019 draft and last September to host the 2020 draft. The bid by the team and city proposed for the draft to be held at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and a fan event at Civic Center Park. In a statement, Broncos president/CEO Joe Ellis said: “It’s disappointing for us, but I do want to congratulate the city of Nashville. Even though we came up short, we’re proud of our bid and the hard work that went into our proposal. It showcased the attractiveness of our city along with the beauty of … [Read more...] about 2019 NFL draft awarded to Nashville over Denver