Denver selected as NFL Draft finalist for 2019 or 2020

Denver is in the playoffs to win the 2019 or 2020 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos announced Thursday.

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A toy of the old Mile High Stadium at Bill’s Sports Collectibles. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver is in the playoffs to win the 2019 or 2020 NFL Draft, the Broncos announced Thursday.

The Mile High City is up against Cleveland-Canton in Ohio; Kansas City, Missouri; Las Vegas; and Nashville, Tennessee. The NFL is expected to announce the host cities for both of the upcoming two drafts during the Spring League Meeting scheduled for May 21-23 in Atlanta.



District judge: Amendment that made it harder to change Colorado’s Constitution may be unconstitutional

A judge found Amendment 71 violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.

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Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams addresses the press on July 5, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A district court judge gave an initial win Wednesday to a group that claims Amendment 71 unconstitutionally raised the bar for petitioners hoping to change the Colorado Constitution.

Judge William J. Martínez denied a request from the Secretary of State’s Office that asked to dismiss the lawsuit against the amendment. Martínez also gave the state until March 9 to say why a permanent injunction should not be placed on the part of the law that requires 2 percent of signatures from each Senate district in Colorado.


Huge Robinson Dairy site in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood to be sold, could eventually become brewery or distillery

The buyer plans to keep the Robinson Dairy site the same, but the property would be good for a brewery or distillery.

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Robinson Dairy, Sun Valley. Feb. 12, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Robinson Dairy is set to change hands this spring, nearly five years after operations ended at the site in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood.


Archetype Distillery opens this month in former Kitty’s South in Denver

Archetype is set to open to the public 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

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Archetype Distillery on South Broadway, Feb, 13, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The team behind Archetype Distillery is ready to show off its transformation of the former Kitty’s South adult theater along South Broadway.

Archetype is set to open to the public at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24. The distillery at 119 S. Broadway plans to offer classic vodka and gin cocktails as well as classes for those who want to get into the world of spirits and mixed drinks.