Morning Headlines: Cherry Hills Lands BMW Championship, the Search for Kenia Monge Goes National, and More

April 2011

Rocky Mountain High: The tide is turning for Colorado sports fans. The Colorado Rockies won again last night, nabbing a rare win in New York against the Mets 7-6 (Purple Row). And the Denver Nuggets closed out their regular season last night with a resounding 134-111 win over the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center (Denver Post). That gives the Nuggets 50 wins on the year and clinches the fifth seed heading into the playoffs.

"Real" Estate? Colorado native Jeff Fuqua's Sembler Co. has purchased the former University of Colorado Hospital property at East 9th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard for a mixed-use project (Inside Real Estate News). On the residential market, for $661, you can be the proud owner of a historic Aspen cabin—with a big string attached (7News), yet still many tax brackets under what another home recently sold for in the mountain town (Aspen Times).

Aurora's Missing: Her pretty face may be the reason Kenia Monge's missing-person case is garnering national attention, but that's just fine with the Denver Police Department, which has placed "the highest priority" on the search for the 19-year-old Aurora woman (Westword). Sadly, the body of another missing Aurora woman, 21-year-old Tiffany Durst, has been found (7News).  

A Golf Score: Along with navigating the Denver Broncos through draft preparation and the player lockout, John Elway is making the official announcement that the Cherry Hills Country Club will host golf's 2014 BMW Championship, a FedEx Cup event, which will no longer be held in Chicago after 2012 (Fox 31).

Big Shoes to Fill: So far, 11 write-in candidates have filed to vie for the Denver City Council seat after Carla Madison's recent passing (7News), but questions linger (Westword).