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Capitol Jumping: Will Colorado’s top state Democratic legislators, Senator Brandon Shaffer and Representative Sal Pace, challenge U.S. Representatives Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton (respectively) in the 2012 election? U.S. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer seems to think so (The Spot).
Tim Tebow Shows Up: The Denver Broncos quarterback’s absence from recent player-organized workouts was beginning to draw the wrong kind of attention. That isn’t an issue anymore (ESPN).
Beer Gone Wild: New Belgium Brewing is growing too big for its Fort Collins britches and is planning to open a second brewery somewhere on the East Coast in the next couple of years (Cafe Society). For swillers sticking around Denver, Cafe Society rounds up its 10 favorite draft-beer lists in observance of American Craft Beer Week.
Memorial Day Skiing at Aspen? You Got It: All the snow still falling in the Colorado mountains shouldn’t go un-ridden, right? Aspen/Snowmass doesn’t think so and will open 25 runs for Memorial Day riding (Aspen Times).
Climbing Claims a Devotee: The man who sustained severe injuries after a fall of 50–60 feet on Tuesday while rock climbing above Highway 6 west of Golden has been identified as Phil Powers, the executive director of the American Alpine Club (Denver Post and Outside). Powers, who’s led climbing expeditions around the world, is now in stable condition.
AJ Vicens contributed to this post.