- Slip-and-fall attorney Frank Azar is fighting a lawsuit from a former employee who claims that Azar’s law firm has a “culture of heavy drinking and drug use” during work hours.
- A presumably novice hunter was seriously injured after a bull moose attacked him in Larimer County.
- Centennial’s St. Thomas More Catholic School has “disinvited two metro-area Catholic high schools from an upcoming admissions event” because they aren’t Catholic enough.
- Football in Colorado is abysmal. The CU Buffs, CSU Rams and Denver Broncos are a combined 0-5, and collectively have been outscored 181-65.
- Speaking of football, it took 59 minutes into the first game for media and Denver Broncos fans to officially turn on new head coach Nathaniel Hackett. His decision to attempt a 64-yard field goal is being derided as a Top 10 all-time screw-up.
- Wells Fargo will pay $145 million to resolve allegations it
screwed“shortchanged” its employees by overpaying for its own stock as part of 401(k) purchases.
- Denver and Boulder residents who think they are composting may not actually be.
- Ride-share giant Uber‘s computer network was hacked, forcing the company to take several of its communications and engineering systems offline as it investigated.
- Pilots flying into
DENDIA have been experiencing numerous false alarms from their collision-warning systems. Their solution: turn the systems off.
- Robert Sarver, the owner of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, was suspended for a year and fined $10 million after an NBA investigation found repeated instances of racism and sexual harassment.
- Brett Favre is the PR disaster gift that keeps giving. This time he is alleged to have conspired with the former governor of Mississippi to divert $5 million in welfare funds to build a volleyball stadium at his alma mater.
- According to climate scientists (who may be delusional), climate change could make Colorado less popular with those relocating and make colder regions like Buffalo, Cleveland and Detroit the hottest real-estate markets.
- Late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel has apologized to Emmy-winner Quinta Brunson after a comedy bit at the awards ceremony went wrong and took attention away from the “Abbott Elementary” star during her acceptance speech.
- A semi truck spilled sex toys all over an Oklahoma highway when it flipped after colliding with a box truck. That fact was made clear when local TV anchors, live on the air, encouraged their news helicopter to zoom in so they could better see the debris.
- LIV Golf, a Saudi-backed golf tour designed to help repair the country’s image in the face of ongoing human rights abuses and the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, still cannot find a TV partner in the U.S. Those who have declined so far: ESPN, CBS, NBC, FOX, Amazon and Apple.
- Mortgage rates inched above 6% for the first time since 2008.
So, who won the week?
- The National MS Society named Jill Petersen Director of Employee Engagement & Communications.
- Turner Public Relations promoted Deborah Park to Senior Vice President.
- Colorado Succeeds named Rachel Van Brocklin Director of Communications.
- Danone named Danielle Kraycik Manager of Brand Communications.
- Janelle Orozco was appointed the Denver Police Department’s first Latina major.
- CDOT had already committed to a renovation of the Floyd Hill segment of I-70, but paying for it just got easier. The federal government said it would chip in $100 million for the project.
- The total cost to attend a Denver Broncos game (tickets, parking, food, etc.) is among the lowest in the NFL.