The 2016 Denverite stories that got people most excited (or angry)

In a year filled with outrage on the national scene, did you miss out on local (bespoke?) outrage?

Terry Berry from Kansas yells angrily at protesters on the 16th Street Mall on July 7, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)black lives matter 5280; protest; march; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
Terry Berry from Kansas yells angrily at protestors on the 16th Street Mall on July 7, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) black lives matter 5280; protest; march; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
Terry Berry from Kansas yells angrily at protesters on the 16th Street Mall on July 7, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

In a year filled with outrage on the national scene, did you miss out on local (bespoke?) outrage? Just kidding. Please keep your outrage calibrated however you see fit! Please! Please.

These are the 2016 stories we expected to generate a bunch of “conversation” — and the ones that actually did.

When Christian predicted the Broncos wouldn’t make the playoffs. In August.

Adrian’s helpful chart demonstrating that Colorado is more than 50 percent “transplants.”

The day the Democrats decided to hire a taco truck to park outside of Trump HQ (which turned out to be good for business).

A taco truck parked in protest in front of the Denver Trump campaign headquarters on Sept. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) food; tacos; politics; donald trump; hillary clinton; hispanic; protest; election; vote; kevinjbeaty; denverite; denver; colorado;
A taco truck parked in protest in front of the Denver Trump campaign headquarters on Sept. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The time somebody claimed to Andy that he had been disfigured in a bong attack perpetrated by a homeless person in the Ballpark neighborhood.

… and the 70-year-old woman who wanted to share her fear of becoming homeless with our readers after reading the story about the guy in Ballpark.

Susan Dean poses for a photo. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) susan dean; oped; kevinjbeaty; denverite; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty;
Susan Dean poses for a photo. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Denver Health doctor who lost one job and resigned another over racist Facebook comments about Michelle Obama.

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Dave Burdick is the editor-in-chief of Denverite, after stints at the Denver Post, Boulder Camera, Huffington Post and GOOD. He was born in Boulder, grew up in Los Angeles and south suburban Denver, and lives in central Denver with his family.