LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR COLORADO BLVD.
A three-block stretch of Colorado Boulevard will be tangled with traffic trouble and road closures for the rest of the summer. And that’s good news, because it means redevelopment at East Ninth Avenue and Colorado is keeping up with project goals.
Two northbound lanes of Colorado between East Seventh and East Ninth avenues and the southbound lane that turns on to East Eighth Avenue will be closed through Aug. 4, according to Alana Watkins, a spokeswoman for Continuum Partners, which is redeveloping the old University of Colorado Hospital campus.
Motorists may want to avoid this stretch during peak rush hours. Closure will span 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, when northbound traffic will creep along in just one lane.
Testimony on fired DJ’s earnings in Taylor Swift lawsuit will be allowed.
A former radio host who is suing music star Taylor Swift in federal court in Denver will be allowed to present expert testimony on economic loss he’s suffered since being fired, but it will be limited.
Defense attorneys representing Swift filed a motion to quash testimony by Jeffery B. Opp, an “expert witness” on behalf of plaintiff David Mueller, a former KYGO radio personality.
Swift alleges that Mueller inappropriately touched her buttocks during a June 2013 backstage meet-and-greet at a Pepsi Center concert. Mueller was fired after the allegations and filed a 2015 lawsuit against the singer.
On Tuesday U.S. District Judge William Martinez ruled that Opp can testify in an upcoming trial, although the judge limited his testimony.
Swift’s motion to “exclude the expert report, opinions and testimony” of Opp is “granted in part, and denied in part,” the judge ruled.
Opp “may not offer opinions stating his own view” of Mueller’s “quantified value” in the radio industry, nor can he opine on Mueller’s “employability.” Opp will, however, be allowed to offer opinion on “past and future wage loss” to a limited extent.
Deputy arrested on assault, child abuse charge.
COUNTY» A WELD sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on suspicion of assault and child abuse. Derek Kinch, 32, a deputy since 2008 who is assigned to the courts division, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of second-degree assault, a felony, and misdemeanor child abuse.
Kinch has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal case.
Denver Post Season to Share grants total $2.3 million to aid nonprofits.
Denver Post Season to Share grants totaling $2.3 million will aid local nonprofits providing help to low-income children, families and adults.
On Wednesday 51 metroarea organizations will be presented checks at a reception at The Denver Post building, 101 W. Colfax Ave.
Season to Share is a McCormick Foundation Fund. More than $1.5 million was contributed by over 4,500 donors during the 2016-17 Season To Share campaign. Every dollar donated was matched at 50 percent by the McCormick Foundation, for an additional $766,400.