Fire destroys 2 buildings under construction in Denver

The fire was reported around 1:55 a.m. at 1930 Grove St., just off Federal Boulevard near Mile High Stadium.

The Denver Fire department sprays water on a construction site that burned down at 1930 Grove Street, May 10, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty; firefighting; fire; construction;
The Denver Fire department sprays water on a construction site that burned down at 1930 Grove Street, May 10, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A fire has destroyed two residential buildings under construction in Denver.

The fire was reported around 1:55 a.m. at 1930 Grove St., just off Federal Boulevard near Mile High Stadium, the Denver Post reported.



Denver Art Museum artist-in-residence Arturo Garcia explores sometimes surprising connections with nature

The Mexican-born artist based in the Denver area recorded the moment last autumn when 10 American bison were released in Wyoming as part of an effort to restore the majestic mammal in the ecosystem.

By Donna Bryson, Associated Press

Arturo Garcia rose, bundled up in a puffy green vest and denim blue hoodie, and staked his easel amid the pale golden grasses of Wyoming’s Wind River Reservation, home to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho. It was so windy he had to keep one hand on a canvas the size of a school notebook.

It was so cold an onlooker got out of her car to offer him her gloves — he could only wear one, as he needed a bare hand to manipulate the palette knife he uses instead of a brush to apply energetic lines and bold colors. Grass blew into his paint.

The Mexican-born artist based in the Denver area persevered for an hour and a half to record the moment last autumn when 10 American bison, tails whipping like flags, lumbered out of a trailer. The mini stampede and a similar release a year earlier were part of an effort by tribal leaders, the Wyoming Wildlife Federation and the National Wildlife Federation to restore the majestic mammal to an ecosystem of which it is a key part and to the stewardship of a people who see their own marginalization paralleled in the near annihilation by white settlers of an animal sometimes called buffalo.



Colorado Sen. Randy Baumgardner, accused of misconduct, is sanctioned

Colorado Senate Democrats protested what they call light punishment for a Republican senator repeatedly accused of sexual and workplace harassment.

District 8 Sen. Randy Baumgardner listens as a motion to expel him after allegations of sexual misconduct fails to pass the body, April 2, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) sexual harassment; metoo; colorado state senate; denver; colorado; denverite; copolitics;
District 8 Sen. Randy Baumgardner listens as a motion to expel him after allegations of sexual misconduct fails to pass the body, April 2, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

By James Anderson, Associated Press

Colorado Senate Democrats protested what they call light punishment for a Republican senator repeatedly accused of sexual and workplace harassment, saying Thursday they’d keep demanding the lawmaker’s resignation.

Sen. Randy Baumgardner, who represents rural northwestern Colorado, was stripped of committee posts after an independent investigator found credible claims by eight people that he created a hostile work environment during the 2016 session.