The Denver Post - - NEWS - — Staff and wire re­ports

Ge­orge Brauchler, 18th Ju­di­cial District at­tor­ney, won the Western Con­ser­va­tive Sum­mit’s gu­ber­na­to­rial straw poll, lead­ing a roll of 26 can­di­dates with 38 per­cent of the vote, or­ga­niz­ers said Sun­day.

For­mer Repub­li­can state rep­re­sen­ta­tive Vic­tor Mitchell fin­ished sec­ond with 20 per­cent, and Steve Bar­lock, who served as Den­ver co-chair­man for Don­ald Trump’s 2016 pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, came in third, with 7 per­cent.

State Treasurer Walker Sta­ple­ton, who has not yet an­nounced his can­di­dacy, fol­lowed with 6 per­cent, and Doug Robin­son, a for­mer in­vest­ment banker, tailed 5 per­cent, or­ga­niz­ers said.

More than 3,500 par­tic­i­pants from 40 states at­tended the three-day con­fer­ence at the Colorado Con­ven­tion Cen­ter. At­ten­dees in­cluded con­ser­va­tives, Repub­li­can vol­un­teers, Tea Party ac­tivists, stu­dents and com­mu­nity, reli­gious and busi­ness lead­ers.

Front-run­ners were all Repub­li­cans.

The bal­lot of­fered 26 choices, in­clud­ing 18 Repub­li­cans, 7 Democrats and one in­de­pen­dent.

Man dies while tub­ing in South Platte.

Colorado au­thor­i­ties say a per­son has died while in­ner-tub­ing in the South Platte River — the state’s third fa­tal tub­ing ac­ci­dent in a week.

The Jefferson County Sher­iff’s Of­fice said Sun­day that a 43-year-old Cas­tle Rock res­i­dent drowned near the Platte River Camp­ground.

Au­thor­i­ties say the man had been tub­ing Satur­day af­ter­noon with his fi­ance and friends when he ap­par­ently lost his tube and went into an area near the bank with bushes and tall grass.

A camper saw the man emerge face down. Sev­eral peo­ple pulled him from the wa­ter, but at­tempts to re­vive him failed.

Colorado com­pany will help dis­as­ter vic­tims.

An Ohio brew­ery will skip the hops and bar­ley to pro­duce 2 mil­lion cans of wa­ter for dis­as­ter vic­tims.

The wa­ter will be canned at the MillerCoors brew­ery in Tren­ton over the next three years in a part­ner­ship with the Amer­i­can Red Cross.

Red Cross of­fi­cials say clean drink­ing wa­ter is one of the most ur­gent needs af­ter a dis­as­ter be­cause nor­mal sup­plies are of­ten con­tam­i­nated or in­ac­ces­si­ble. Colorado-based Ball Cor­po­ra­tion is sup­ply­ing cans, and At­lanta-based Graphic Pack­ag­ing In­ter­na­tional will pro­vide the pack­ag­ing in what has be­come a na­tional col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort.

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