BROOKS WILL PRESIDE OVER COUNCIL FOR ANOTHER YEAR
Denver City Council members opted for the status quo Monday, selecting Albus Brooks as president and Jolon Clark for the No. 2 leadership position for another year.
A year ago, Brooks had sought the top position — which carries $11,000 in additional pay on top of council members’ $91,915 salary — with a pledge to serve just one year. Two years has been a typical tenure for presidents, but Brooks said he wanted to give other members a chance to lead the chamber.
“I had a couple members ask me to run again, to keep the continuity,” Brooks said before Monday’s council meeting, explaining the change. “Members felt like I listened and was fair, so they supported me. And I did not have an opponent.”
Several members said as much Monday, praising Brooks’ leadership.
Biden to visit Denver in December.
Former Vice President Joe Biden will make a public appearance in Denver this fall as part of his American Promise Tour. The 19-city tour will launch Nov. 13 and includes a Dec. 2 stop in Denver at the downtown Paramount Theatre.
Each ticket includes a copy of Biden’s forthcoming memoir, “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.”
Tour tickets to the general public go on sale July 28, but presale tickets will be available online at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Go to: altitudetickets.com/events/detail/joe-biden.
Highlands Ranch girl, 12, dies in waterskiing accident.
N.H.» Authorities HEBRON, say a 12-year-old Colorado girl waterskiing on a New Hampshire lake was struck and killed by a powerboat operated by her father.
The New Hampshire Marine Patrol says Zoe Anderson, of Highlands Ranch, fell while waterskiing Monday on Newfound Lake. The patrol says her father, Sherwood Anderson, drove the towing boat back toward her but became briefly distracted as his hat was blown off his head.
The patrol says he quickly placed the boat in neutral as it passed over the top of Zoe at a slow speed. She suffered serious injuries to her torso.
The patrol says Zoe was immediately brought to shore. CPR was started, but she couldn’t be revived.
Sherwood Anderson’s wife and another daughter were aboard the boat.
Woman fatally shot in southwest Denver at Athmar Park is identified.
A 26-year-old woman who was shot fatally Sunday night in southwest Denver has been identified.
Lydia Coronado was shot at Athmar Park as she was pulling away from a curbside parking spot along West Kentucky Avenue near South Alcott Street with a passenger in the car, said Doug Schepman, a police spokesman.
After the shooting, Coronado drove about a block south, where the car came to a stop. Coronado died at the scene. A man in the car was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Schepman said.
Investigators believe one shot was fired at the vehicle, hitting both victims, Schepman said.
The shooting, Schepman said, likely was not random. An investigation is ongoing.