The rats are starting to jump ship train. Liz Rao, who heads the RTD FasTracks project that can charitably be described as “financially troubled,” has accepted a position in the private sector. Says an RTD spokesperson, “It’s totally coincidental that (her departure) came about at the same time (as the financial woes), it’s been in the works for a while now.”
U.S. News & World Report is giving the Denver Police Department high marks for how officers are handling DNC protests.
We are downtown today, and we’d be pretty happy if the DNC was here every day. Sure, the helicopter noise gets a little old, but traffic is light, people are smiling and the protesters don’t smell bad yet. All in all, a better-than-average day. Here’s a run down of what others are reporting:
- Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi will perform at Obama’s acceptance speech Thursday
- The Republicans are bringing Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney in for their war room response
- Dusty Saunders is still alive
- Despite the Fort Worth Star-Telegram calling Denver a cow town (and those Billy Bob’s-loving rednecks probably meant it as a compliment), the DNC host committee is loving the national press the city is getting
- The biggest story of the day seems to be that Joe Biden eats barbecue (here, here, here, here, here and here)
- And, finally, there’s waterboarding going on at the federal courthouse
Denver Post editor Greg Moore issued his quarterly memo to staffers reminding them that the Rocky Mountain News is a weak, failing newspaper that would certainly go away long before anything happened to the Post:
“It seems foolish to think The Post would disappear. The Rocky Mountain News declared itself a failing newspaper in 2000, and nothing has changed.”
Metzger Associates has picked up the commission-free, full-service real estate brokerage ReLogic as a client.