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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: al­ti­tudet­ick­­tail/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.

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