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800,000 children a year in the US go missing, with many of them seized by predators who traffick them through pedophilie networks.

800,000 youngsters a year in the USA go missing out on, with a number of them coming under the hands of killers that traffick the youngsters with pedophilia networks where the youngsters endure unthinkable scaries such as Hellish routine misuse.

This number is included recorded situations of youngsters gone missing out on, as well as does not consist of youngsters that are birthed as well as reproduced right into pedophilia networks as well as have no birth certifications. It likewise does not consist of undocumented immigrant youngsters that are trafficked throughout the boundary.

Worldwide, the number is better to 8 million youngsters missing out on as well as being sexually trafficked by International pedophile rings.

Such is the range of the epidemic that The International Tribunal for Natural Justice (ITNJ) assembled over a 3-day duration in Westminster, London to release their Judicial Compensation of Questions right into Human Trafficking as well as Kid Sex Misuse.

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The Judicial Compensation is included globe leaders that have actually been associated with battling kid sex trafficking for several years, as well as consists of knowledge policemans, political leaders, lawful scholars, as well as lots of others.

The International Tribunal was created since the majority of the globe’s federal government bodies today have actually been damaged as well as no more stand for individuals, however rather offer the passion of exclusive companies, and also because of this, justice is hardly ever discovered in a lot of federal government judicial courts worldwide today to quit such a horrendous criminal offense as kid sex trafficking.

As a matter of fact, the kid sex trafficking network today is in fact promoted by the abundant as well as effective, whose impact gets to right into the political as well as judicial branches of culture.

From the INTJ record:

The ITNJ effort has actually developed as a reaction to the neglect for the guideline of legislation displayed by (declared) public authorities, business supervisors, as well as ‘globe leaders’ that have actually purposely privatized as well as weaponized the federal governments of the globe versus their very own individuals.

It is the end result of years of effort as well as study on the component of lots of people from a varied collection of histories committed to protecting a feasible future for human kind. It is acknowledged that we individuals have to take duty in holding federal government to account when it goes against standard civils rights as well as all-natural legislation.

Today we understand effectively that lots of of these tasks are being promoted by politically as well as monetarily effective people, federal government, as well as business companies that continually stay clear of being given represent their activities as a result of their abundance as well as impact.

Consisted of in the court process of the initial Judicial Compensation of the Tribunal were effective statements from targets that endured unthinkable scaries as youngsters being sexually over used as well as trafficked with this effective worldwide pedophilia network that sexually trafficks youngsters, a human trafficking network that generates even more income than the trafficking of tools as well as medications.

Throughout the opening Plenary Session, Principal Advice Robert David Steele, a previous CIA police officer, provided maybe the very best recap of the function of Tribunal’s Judicial Compensation, which has actually been compressed right into a 15 min video clip:

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As a moms and dad and also as a patriot I have actually been outraged for a long time by the clear as well as existing threat to culture of pedopredation (pedophilia or paedophilia).

I acknowledge since kid torment, kid murder, as well as kid body organ harvesting is an ‘approved’ method at the highest degree of federal government, the NGO as well as international business market, along with throughout scholastic organizations as well as civil culture.

This scourge continues since it is enabled to exist by the complicit authorities.

As a previous spy as well as leader for Open Resource Knowledge (OSINT) I have actually collaborated with INTERPOL, EUROPOL, Scotland Lawn, the FBI, as well as the nationwide knowledge as well as police solutions or their reps from over 66 nations.

What I have actually discovered, without exemption, is that they are all staffed by excellent individuals caught in poor systems– systems that are not enabled to appropriately resolve this scourge– the multi-generational criminal offense versus mankind called pedophilia.

Pedophilia– a ‘love for youngsters’– is not an exact term. There is no love for youngsters show up in any kind of facet of kid enslavement, sexual assault, torment, murder, or body harvesting.

Therefore the inaugural seats of the Compensation of Questions right into Human Trafficking & & Kid Sex Misuse, at the request of ITNJ Commissioner Carine Hutsebaut (a criminologist as well as therapist) the term ‘Pedopredation,’ has actually been marked as a better term, together with the term ‘pedosexual,’ for that significant sub-set misuses of youngsters outside the Hellish routine network.

It is essential to keep in mind that lots of companies that started with the very best of intents– from the Police to the preschool to United Nations support as well as growth teams to Oxfam as one of the most current instance– show up to have actually been penetrated by pedopredators.

Because of remaining in everyday call with one of the most susceptible participants of culture, our youngsters, a number of the mandated companies have, in time, drew in many pedopredators to their rankings, as well as been endangered by their absence of appropriate vetting procedures, along with likewise transforming an intentional blind eye to the disobediences of personnel.

This need not be so if federal governments were truthful as well as counterintelligence were to be worked out. It seems an issue of plan at the highest degree of international management to disregard to pedopredation as well as pedosexuality.

It shows up that pedopredation– consisting of the consequent torment as well as murder of babies to create adrenalized blood by means of routine Hellish misuse– remains in some situations took into consideration an elite ‘benefit’ whereupon these tiers are allowed to exercise such perversity with immunity.

There are 2 extra perils.

First, there seems an intentional project by the elite to contaminate neighborhood, state (district) as well as nationwide cops, district attorneys, as well as courts– from Australia to Zimbabwe– with a ‘preference’ for pedosexuality.

It is made use of as both an initiation ceremony right into the Deep State as well as Darkness Federal Government, and also as a basis for blackmail.

Worse, we are currently seeing 2 horrible fads: one towards abusing as well as killing youngsters prior to they find out to talk (they can not attest); as well as the various other, maybe restored by United States pressures from Afghanistan, the mix of battle pets as well as young children in a disastrous mix of kid rape as well as bestiality– pets raping youngsters for video clips to be offered.

Include In this the expanding market in unborn children, one of the most treasured being those provided on the flooring as component of a Hellish routine, as well as one has a hint of the best wickedness on earth.

2nd, it has actually come to be clear from our very early questions with adequate paperwork, that both the household courts as well as the bankruptcy courts are being made use of to strip youngsters from households to transform the youngsters right into a product that can be cost cash money, as well as are likewise being made use of to strip properties from rich people that are not component of the Deep State network.

Federal governments are complicit in kid as well as possession removing, which would certainly not happen if registrars, legal representatives (lawyers), as well as courts were held liable. Incorrect insurance claims as well as records are plentiful, as well as in their endured presence, test the authenticity of the federal government.

SUFFICIENT! The function of the Compensation is to do what has actually not been done prior to: to record the real completeness of missing out on youngsters annually (initial quotes yet to be recorded are 8 million a year, or 22,00 0 a day); as well as likewise to record what takes place to these youngsters once they are consumed right into the neighborhood to international pedopredation network of networks.

The typical life expectancy of a youngster as soon as in the pedopredation (pedophilia or paedophilia) system is approximated by some to be 2 years– those being brushed for ‘management’ functions that continue pedosexuality in any way degrees live a lot longer.

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Woman killed in Aurora drive-by shooting

A woman is dead following an overnight drive-by shooting in Aurora.

Just before 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Aurora police say they responded to the 1200 Block of North Worchester Street in the Hoffman Heights neighborhood for reports of a shooting.

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Roger Hunt, England World Cup winner and Liverpool great, dies at 83

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Roger Hunt, England World Cup winner and Liverpool great, dies at 83

Roger Hunt, a striker in the only England team to win the World Cup and Liverpool’s all-time record league scorer, has died. He was 83.

Liverpool, where Hunt spent most of his playing career, said he died on Monday after a long illness.

Hunt’s three goals at the 1966 World Cup helped England to advance from the group stage. He went on to feature in all six games at the tournament, culminating in the 4-2 victory over West Germany in the final at Wembley Stadium when he partnered hat-trick scorer Geoff Hurst up front. It remains England’s only major football title.

“I never had any guarantees that I’d get in the squad,” Hunt recalled last year in an interview with the Liverpool Echo newspaper. “There was such a bulk of forwards that I had to be at the top of (my) game to get in at that time. There was always Jimmy (Greaves who died this month). He was the best player at the time. He was so established while I was in and out of the England team.”

By that time Hunt had already won two league titles with Liverpool — in 1964 and earlier in 1966. With 245 goals, Hunt is the club’s highest scorer in league games. Overall, Hunt scored 285 goals in 492 appearances for Liverpool from 1958 to 1969 before moving to Bolton.

“Roger Hunt comes second to no-one in his importance in the history of Liverpool FC, that much is clear,” Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp said on Tuesday. “To be the goalscoring catalyst of the Shankly team to actually achieve promotion and then go on to win those precious league titles and the FA Cup puts him in a bracket of LFC legends who are responsible for making us the club we are today. Not only that, he was also a World Cup winner in 1966, too.”

Hunt wasn’t knighted by Queen Elizabeth II but he was proclaimed “Sir Roger” by Liverpool fans, who raise a banner to him on the Kop at every match.

Hunt was honored only in 2000 for his sporting achievements by the queen, being made a Member of the Order of the British Empire among the so-called forgotten heroes of the 1966 World Cup.

“One of the greatest goal scorers our club has ever seen,” Jamie Carragher, a Liverpool player until 2013, tweeted. “Sir Roger along with the other Legends from the 60s made LFC the club it is today.”

Hunt was born in the northwest English county of Lancashire on July 20, 1938. He was on leave from national service in the army when he was spotted by Liverpool playing for amateur team Stockton Heath in 1958, going on to score on his home debut at Anfield.

In the 1961-62 season, Hunt scored 41 goals in as many games to help Liverpool win promotion to the top division as second-tier champions. He formed an attacking partnership with Ian St John, with both scoring in the 1965 final against Leeds as Liverpool won the FA Cup for the first time.

Having gone to the 1962 World Cup but never playing, Hunt made a significant impact at the next tournament four years later for Alf Ramsey’s side.

He was the nearest player to the ball when Hurst scored the contentious second goal in the final. The shot hit the crossbar and bounced down over the line, according to England players and the referee but not the Germans who disputed the legitimacy of the goal.

Hunt instinctively celebrated, raising his arms which could have influenced linesman Tofiq Bahramov.

“People still say to me now, ‘Why didn’t you just put it in?’ because I was only four yards away,” Hurst told The Anfield Wrap website in 2015. “As Geoff Hurst hit it, I anticipated it, Wolfgang Weber was marking me but I got in front of him — I was there , ready if it didn’t go in.

“So it hits the underside of the bar and came down, I turned away because I thought it was over the line and would be bouncing into the roof of the net. But it went in, came back out — I was still convinced — and by then I couldn’t get it because it came out at an angle and Weber headed it away.”

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Pam Hupp’s attorneys withdraw her motion for speedy trial

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LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. – Convicted killer Pam Hupp may not see a courtroom until 2022. On Monday, her defense attorneys withdrew her motion for a speedy trial in the Betsy Faria murder case.

Hupp, who’s already serving a life sentence for the 2016 murder of Louis Gumpenberger, was charged this past July with her friend Betsy’s murder from 2011.

Russ Faria was at the Lincoln County Courthouse to see today’s outcome. He has not missed a court date involving Pam Hupp.

“I have to see this through. I’m still fighting for justice and want to make sure everything is done right and also offer the prosecution any kind of help I can provide,” he said.

Russ Faria served three years in prison after a wrongful conviction for his wife Betsy’s murder.

Lincoln County Prosecutor Mike Wood has now charged Pam Hupp with her murder. He says the evidence pointed Hupp’s way all along. Today, Wood and assistant prosecutor Dulany Harms were prepared to set an evidentiary hearing date 30 days out. Today’s update means a delay.

“Defense counsel withdrew their motion for a speedy trial. That will move the case out a little longer,” Wood said. “That way they would have the opportunity to go through some of the evidence that we’ve turned over.”

Harms added: “I personally have been through 40 boxes—legal boxes, front to back—of all the evidence and, you know, you can imagine 15,000 pages. We have more we’re going to get. We still have medical records we’re looking for and some other prison records.

“I’m looking forward to a preliminary hearing. I’m anxious and it’ll easily show that we have probable cause to present this case to a jury.”

Faria said, “I want to hear everything they’ve got.”

Faria was joined today by Carol McAfee, who was Pam Hupp’s intended victim from 2016. Hupp was caught on surveillance video trying to lure McAfee, before Hupp lured Gumpenberger and shot him to death. In June 19, 2019, McAfee told us during an exclusive interview, “She was really going to kill me.”

Russ and Carol are now a couple, as first reported by FOX 2 this past May. Carol says she no longer attends Hupp’s hearings for herself. She comes to support Russ.

“I would love nothing more than to see him to get justice for Betsy and everything they went through,” she said.

Russ added: “Obviously, I go through a lot of emotions. Sometimes, anytime something like this comes up, and especially this location where we are, I spent so much time and it’s nice knowing I’ve got someone I can lean on and that’s got my back.”

It’ll be at least February before we’re back in court for Pam Hupp’s next hearing, one in which she may appear herself.

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“Just trying to get control”: A Colorado woman’s quest for closure after surviving the 1984 “Hammer Killer”

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“Just trying to get control”: A Colorado woman’s quest for closure after surviving the 1984 “Hammer Killer”

On a frigid January night in 1984, Kim Rice woke to a flash of pain and sat up in bed to see a stranger’s silhouette, his arm raised to strike another blow with a hammer.

She screamed, and the stranger threw the hammer at her and fled. Rice’s then-husband, in bed beside her, had been attacked, too. Despite suffering a skull fracture, he chased after the intruder, racing out into the snow to try to follow the stranger’s footsteps.

Inside their Aurora home, there was blood on the walls, the mirror, the curtains, the ceiling. It was wet on Rice’s face as she called 911.

The home invasion was the first of four attacks during a 12-day spree by the so-called “Hammer Killer” in January 1984 that ended with the slaughter of three members of the Bennett family in Aurora.

Police believed one attacker was responsible, but they didn’t identify a suspect for nearly four decades. By the time DNA tied 61-year-old Alex Ewing to the spree, it was too late for authorities to prosecute him for the assault on Rice and her now ex-husband.

The statute of limitations, which sets the deadline by which a crime must be prosecuted, had passed. Rice’s case would never go to court.

But there’s no statute of limitations on murder, and when Ewing stood trial this summer for killing the Bennett family, Rice was there. She sought some sort of closure, some vicarious justice.

She stared at Ewing as he sat shackled to the floor. Prosecutors believed he was the man who’d smashed a hammer into her head, the man who’d given her a concussion in her own bed, but she harbored some doubt.

“I wanted to go because I was still looking for some truth to the fact that this was tied in,” said Rice, who still lives in Colorado.

Long road to justice

Five days after Rice was attacked, someone bludgeoned and raped a 28-year-old woman in Aurora after she pulled into her garage. The day after that, 50-year-old Patricia Smith was killed with a hammer at her home in Lakewood.

Then five days later, 27-year-old Bruce Bennett, 26-year-old Debra Bennett and their daughter, 7-year-old Melissa Bennett, were killed by an attacker wielding a hammer. Melissa’s 3-year-old sister was brutally attacked but survived.

“It wasn’t until the Bennetts that they started to tie all this together,” Rice said.

Police realized the attacks followed a similar pattern. For both Rice and the Bennetts, investigators believed the suspect entered through an open garage door.

As authorities realized the connections, the media descended, Rice said. Reporters came to her house, reported on Rice and her then-husband’s trip to a gun store. The case riveted the region.

“What was scary is they showed our address and our house and everything on the TV, and we had two copycat, two attempted break-ins,” she said.

But after a rush of initial activity and significant investigation, the case went quiet. There were no more attacks, no suspects.

After her assault, Rice was shaky and frightened. She tried to avoid her garage. She’d park in it and race into the house. She easily became afraid, sometimes just by driving home alone at night. She suffered migraines that started at the site of the hammer’s blow, at the scar on the top of her head.

“Years would pass where I wouldn’t think about it, and then something would happen to remind me of it,” she said. “I would get pretty shaky, I would lose sleep over it.”

She became consumed with ensuring her garage door was locked. If she spotted any home with an open garage door, she’d go knock on the front door and tell the residents to close it.

She still does that today.

“It was just one of those things where, if my door had been closed, he wouldn’t have chosen us,” she said.

Over time, Rice convinced herself that the attacker was dead. So it was a shock when, in 2018, investigators called her into a meeting and told her that they believed the man who attacked her was alive, and in prison. That he’d be charged with murder.

“I didn’t expect it to come to anything after all these years,” she said.

And in some ways, for Rice, it didn’t — the statute of limitations had expired, so there was nothing prosecutors could do about her case, which Rice said she understood.

The current statute of limitations on most felony cases in Colorado is three years, although the time allowed for prosecution is much longer for some charges, like sexual assault, which has a 20-year window. The statute of limitations on sex assault charges was doubled in 2016 amid the claims against Bill Cosby, after women spoke up about why it took them years to report the alleged assaults.

Ray Harlan, chairman of the nonprofit Colorado Victims for Justice, said lawmakers should consider revisiting the statute of limitations on other charges, too, pointing out that it’s easier today to preserve evidence than in the past.

“The rules about statutes of limitations were written in an era with totally different technology,” he said. “…Historically, evidence rooms and evidence lockers would only hold so much stuff, and eventually you had to get rid of the things least likely to ever be used. So you get rid of plaster casts of tire tracks and footprints — but what if you scan those plaster casts and put them in a server? Then they last forever.”

Judgment day

Rice attended the murder trial for the Bennett family in July with some trepidation. She wasn’t sure she belonged there. It wasn’t her case.

But she soon found she shared a connection with the Bennett family’s relatives, who welcomed her, even insisting she join them for lunch at times during the lengthy trial.

“It’s a camaraderie, you know, that you don’t want to have,” she said. “But at least it gives you some warm feeling, because the people in my life, you know, they didn’t know what was going on there.”

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Gated community planned for vacant church site at edge of Denver’s Hilltop neighborhood

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After years of talk about redevelopment, a vacant church at the edge of Hilltop and Cherry Creek is not long for this world.

The boarded-up structure at 50 S. Colorado Blvd. was sold earlier this month to Denver-based First Stone Development.

“As soon as I have the permits, I’ll demolish it,” First Stone President Lenny Taub said, calling the property “a blighted site.”

First Stone paid $3.75 million for the former church and its parking to the north — about 1 acre in all, he said.

Taub said he plans to build a gated community of 20 homes, some of which will likely list for more than $2 million. And parking for the project — dubbed Hilltop West — will be completely underground, meaning the ground level won’t be dominated by garages.

“The houses will basically face each other, with a walkway that runs down the middle,” Taub said.

The 20 units will be spread across 10 structures, each with two units. The 10 units on the east side of the lot will be about 3,400 square feet. The 10 on the west side of the lot, backing up to Colorado Boulevard, will be somewhat smaller — about 2,700 square feet.

Each unit will have an elevator and three bedrooms, Taub said. The ground floor will have the kitchen and other living space. The bedrooms will be on the second floor. And the third floor will have a “bonus room” that opens onto a rooftop deck.

“You can use that as an office, a party room, even an additional bedroom,” Taub said

The parking situation is “very unique,” Taub said. He said zoning limits the site to three stories, and he almost backed out of his contract to buy it when he realized that a rooftop deck level would count as one.

But Taub said he had already been trying to figure out a way to have the kitchen and living room on the ground level, as opposed to above the garage like in many townhome projects. So he decided to dig.

Now, the plan is that drivers accessing the site from the side streets — there won’t be an entrance off busy Colorado Boulevard — will drive down into the parking level, then ascend into the home and the neighborhood, which will be a little car-free pocket.

“It’s costing a lot more money doing it this way, but we are getting the benefit of building the roof deck,” Taub said.

Taub has submitted a concept plan for the project to the city. While some details could change, he said that, based on the feedback he’s received from the city so far, he’s confident his broad vision will get the green light.

The existing church building dates to 1961, according to property records. The site hasn’t been owned by a religious organization since 2006, when Kingdom of Faith Kingdom Center Inc. sold both parcels to Folsom Ventures LLC for $1.15 million, records indicate.

First Stone bought the property from an entity affiliated with McKinnon & Associates, led by Doug McKinnon. He purchased the property for $1.8 million in 2014, records show. McKinnon also owns several largely-unused sites on the other side of Colorado Boulevard, which the city rezoned last year.

One local neighborhood group, the Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association, has been posting updates on its website for years about efforts “to move this from eyesore to a development the neighborhood can be comfortable with.” An officer of the organization was quoted in Denverite saying it’s “been a long process” — and that story was published in 2017.

While Taub said he’ll demolish the church as soon as he can, there will likely be a pause between then and the start of construction on Hilltop West. He’s hopeful he will be able to break ground in 12 to 14 months.

Taub said he’s thinking the larger units could list for $2.1 million, and the smaller ones for $1.8 million, although that could change given market conditions at the time.

“Right now in Hilltop, I don’t think there’s any new construction you can buy for that price,” he said.

Taub developed in the New York City area for years before moving to Denver about six-and-a-half years ago and shifting his focus here. He’s completed numerous townhomes in the Berkeley area.

In June, Taub broke ground on a five-story, 123-unit condominium building in the 600 block of Santa Fe Drive in Lincoln Park, which could be finished in about 18 months, he said. He’ll start selling those units in the first quarter, likely asking an average price of $580 a square foot.

Taub is also planning a 34-unit apartment building in the 4300 block of Tennyson Street and he already purchased the land. He also hopes to start construction in April on a 140-unit townhome project in Winter Park. The two-bedroom units, around 1,200 to 1,300 square feet including garage, will likely start around $630,000, he said.

“There’s a huge demand,” he said of the mountain town. “It’s underbuilt.”

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Grange Hall brings a nine-concept food hall — complete with brewery — to Greenwood Village

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With the opening of Grange Hall, Troy Guard has joined the ranks of restaurateurs running food halls.

Located in Greenwood Village, the almost 13,000-square-foot space was taken over by the TAG Restaurant Group in 2019 after an outpost of the brewpub chain C.B. & Potts closed. Now, the large, high-ceiling space is packed with nine concepts, a full bar, a small brewery, space for concerts and events, and an outdoor patio with a great view of Pike’s Peak and the Front Range. While not every eatery had moved in by opening day, Sept. 23, they are expected to launch in the next couple weeks.

From TAG Restaurant Group, the food hall’s concepts include Crazy Love Pizza, Rado Burgers and the fourth location of the group’s Bubu, which serves healthy build-you-own bowls. Crazy Love Pizza is the first pizza joint opened by Guard, and guests can enjoy the Sicilian-style pie either whole ($16-$24) or by the square slice ($4-$6), all cooked in the handsome Italian Morello Forni oven situated right behind the counter. Toppings may vary, but always include three-cheese and pepperoni. Look for combinations such as fried chicken with hot honey, and River Bear salami with arugula, local goat cheese and Pueblo green chili.

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The truffle burger from Rado Burgers at Grange Hall, a new Greenwood Village food hall from Denver chef Troy Guard and his TAG Restaurant Group.

While pizza is new for Guard, burgers are not, and the list of sauces, toppings and types of hamburgers to order at Rado Burgers showcase the chef’s love for this dish. The truffle burger ($12.50) was amazing, and had the surprise addition of potato chips pressed between the mushrooms, meat and cheese. Each burger comes on a locally-made Harvest Moon Baking Co. bun, and can be served as a single ($8.25) or double ($12.25) patty, created with 100% Colorado-raised beef. Top it with grilled shrimp, foie gras, a duck egg, fried pickles and more. Also add a side of Kennebec fries ($3.95) or sweet potato fries ($4.75).

There are restaurant options outside the TAG orbit as well, such as The Crack Shack, the first Denver location of the San Diego mini-chain that specializes in Southern California-style fried chicken, chicken sandwiches ($12) and shmaltz fries ($3-$6). Add the Grange Fries ($13) if a nap is also in future plans.

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The Grange Fries from The Crack Shack at Grange Hall, a new Greenwood Village food hall in a former C.B. & Potts.

When you walk into Grange Hall look for Uptown & Humboldt, chef Gio Dia’s Mediterranean street food stall. Dia has been prominent in the food truck scene since January 2020, and this is his first intro into a more permanent spot. Near the bar is Eiskaffee, a German-inspired coffee and ice cream stand created by Erika Thomas and Chad Stutz, who run the mini-chain High Point Creamery. Prices start at $3.95 a scoop and $5.25 for specialty coffee drinks.

A couple eateries haven’t opened yet, such as Honey Fish from Jianxiong Li, the owner of Mizu Izakaya in LoHi. Coming in October, this spot will bring temaki handrolls and sushi to Grange Hall. The ninth stall is a rotating pop-up. First to launch will be J Dawgs, though the exact opening date hasn’t been released yet.

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Little Dry Creek Brewing Company, a micro-brewery from Denver chef Troy Guard’s TAG Restaurant Group, will serve up 10 draft beers at Guard’s new Greenwood Village food hall, Grange Hall.

Don’t forget about the micro-brewery, Little Dry Creek Brewing Company, which is the first brewery TAG Restaurant Group has tackled. Head brewmaster Ty Nash has created 10 beers on draft, with a push for German styles. Options range from IPA to brown ale to hefeweizen to brut bier. Each pint runs $7 each, and the bar also serves cocktails starting at $10. The hope, said Guard, is to start making enough beer here to bring to his other restaurants.

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‘Tis the season — for fresh hop beers

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If you go

What: Joyride Brewing Company Fresh Hop Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Oct. 9

Where: 2501 Sheridan Blvd., Edgewater

More info: joyridebrewing.com or 720-432-7560

A little more than 10 years ago, when Charlie Berger and Patrick Crawford were still building out Denver Beer Co. on Platte Street in Denver, the two friends sat in front of the dusty construction site, offering baby hop plants to anyone who walked by.

“We’d tell them about hops and why we wanted them to grow them, that we were starting a brewery,” said Berger. “It was pretty guerilla marketing right then.”

A few months later, when the brewery finally opened, they invited those citizen farmers to bring in their crops of green, pine cone-like flowers — one of the four main ingredients in beer — then stick around to help brew a pale ale using the fresh hops.

As Denver Beer Co. has grown, the brewery has continued its “hop swap” and fresh hop beer tradition, sending out hundreds of tiny hop starters each spring to (hopefully) grow and flourish in Denver backyards. Since the pandemic forced them to put the annual program on hold last year, the brewers — and their volunteer crew of hop farmers — are extra jazzed about the 2021 Hop Swap Pale Ale, brewed in mid-September and on tap starting in early October.

“We get really excited as brewers when we get to dig our hands into the hop cones, lift them up to our noses and just smell what this next year’s worth of beer is going to be like,” Berger said. “We’re as passionate about the raw materials as we are about the beer itself. It’s definitely an exciting time of year.”

Step aside, Märzens. Hold your horses, pumpkin beers. Press pause, Festbiers. It’s fresh hop beer season in Colorado.

During harvest season in August and September, brewers have a once-a-year opportunity to make beer with fresh, rather than dried, hops. The resulting fresh hop, or wet hop, beers tend to taste fresher, brighter and have slightly more vegetal notes.

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Christi Hatakka and Jennifer Johnson pour out the bag off cashmere hops they grew at Denver Beer Company in Denver, Colorado on September 18, 2021. This was their first year growing.

“Think of using fresh herbs versus dried — they’re extremely similar at their base, but you get a little extra pop out of the fresh,” said Dave Bergen, co-founder of Joyride Brewing Company in Edgewater, which is hosting a fresh hop beer festival featuring 14 Colorado craft breweries on Oct. 9.

Before you dive head-first into the toasty, spicy flavors of fall, give summer one last sip with these Colorado fresh hop beers.

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Fresh hops used in brewing Gilded Goat Fresh Hop IPA at Gilded Goat Brewing Co. (Provided by Gilded Goat Brewing Co.)

Gilded Goat Fresh Hop IPA, Gilded Goat Brewing Co.

Brewery owner John Hoxmeier took matters into his own hands to make this beer, harvesting fresh Chinook and Cascade hops from his own Fort Collins backyard. The resulting 7.3-percent beer has resinous pine, grapefruit and stonefruit notes.

Strata Fresh Hop IPA, Odell Brewing Co.

Made with 650 pounds of fresh Strata hops that were picked at 3:30 a.m. in Oregon, flown straight to Colorado and thrown into Odell’s kettle 13 hours later, Odell’s Strata Fresh Hop IPA has notes of passionfruit, strawberry and fresh-cut grass.

More Like Bore-O-Phyll, Call to Arms Brewing Company

Made with 100 pounds of five-hour-old, fresh Cascade hops from High Wire Hops in Paonia, then dry-hopped with Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy and whole-cone Cashmere hops, this beer packs a big punch. Expect fruit-forward, citrusy flavors like mandarin, pineapple and mango, plus notes of pine. Call to Arms also has another fresh hop beer right now: Fresh Hop Janet Reno’s Dance Party, which has notes of pineapple and fresh peach and a dank, fresh hop finish.

Lone Cone Colorado Wet Hop Ale, Breckenridge Brewery

Named for the 12,000-plus-foot Lone Cone Peak in southwest Colorado, this hoppy, 6.2-percent brew features 100 pounds of fresh Chinook hops from High Wire Hops in Paonia. The brewers describe it as fruit-forward and juicy, with hints of melon rind, pine, white grape juice and just a kiss of caramel.

Tis the season — for fresh hop beers
Edgewater’s Joyride Brewing has made two versions of its Fresh Budz IPA. (Provided by Joyride Brewing)

Fresh Budz, Joyride Brewing Company

Edgewater’s Joyride Brewing made two versions of this wet hop IPA: one with fresh Comet hops from Billy Goat Hop Farm in Montrose, and another with fresh Cascade and Chinook hops from High Wire Hops in Paonia. Prepare your tongue for tangerine, lemon, grapefruit and pineapple flavors — with just a hint of gummy bear.

10° Wet Hop Světlé Výčepní Pivo, Cohesion Brewing Co.

This is a wet hop spin on Cohesion’s standard světlé výčepní pivo (a Czech-inspired pale draft beer), made with Cascade hops from Billy Goat Hop Farm in Montrose. The hops, which Cohesion’s brewers used within 12 hours of harvest, add an extra dose of citrus and freshness to the typical honey and floral notes.

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John Way of City Star with fresh hops. (Emily Sierra, provided by City Star)

Homegrown IPA, City Star Brewing

Head north to downtown Berthoud to get your hands on City Star’s Homegrown IPA, an American IPA made from Centennial hops grown right at the brewery. The brewing team picked the hops and added them to the beer in less than an hour (2 pounds of hops per barrel of beer!), which gives this one its super-fresh, hoppy punch.

Garden of the Lost, Burns Family Artisan Ales

The soft fruit and citrus notes from the fresh Chinook hops grown at Sweet Ridge Farm in Wheat Ridge pair perfectly with the toffee, caramel, dark chocolate and coffee notes from the four types of malted barley used to make this 6.1-percent black IPA.

Hop is My Copilot, FlyteCo Brewing, Bruz Beers and Uhl’s Brewing

Three Colorado breweries collaborated on this aptly named fresh hop hazy IPA. In late August, a contingent of brewers hopped into a single-engine airplane (built by FlyteCo’s Eric Serani and his dad), then took off for the Western Slope. They loaded the plane up with Chinook and Cascade hops from High Wire Hops in Paonia, then jetted off back to Denver to dump them into the brew kettle. This juicy, fruity, citrusy beer gives you a face full of fresh hop aroma, according to Serani.

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Comrade makes its award-winning Superdamp beer with 600 pounds of wet Chinook and Cascade hops from Billy Goat Hop Farm in Montrose and High Wire Hops in Paonia. (Provided by Comrade Brewing)

Superdamp, aka Fresh Hop Superpower IPA, Comrade Brewing

Comrade makes this award-winning beer with 600 pounds of wet Chinook and Cascade hops from Billy Goat Hop Farm in Montrose and High Wire Hops in Paonia (the fresh hop version won back-to-back Great American Beer Fest silver medals in 2014 and 2015, and the regular version won gold in 2019 and silver in 2020). With a bright, light golden color, this IPA bursts with fresh hop flavors and modest, smooth bitterness. It smells like intense grapefruit, pine, berry and tropical fruit.

Fresh Hop Juicy Bits, WeldWerks Brewing Co.

For the first time ever, WeldWerks is making a fresh hop version of its popular Juicy Bits New England-style IPA. It’s made with freshly picked Citra and Mosaic hops from Yakima, Washington, that were frozen within a few hours of harvest, then shipped to Greeley in a refrigerated truck.

Fresh Hop Juicy Banger IPA, Station 26 Brewing Company

Station 26 made its flagship West Coast-style IPA with fresh Cascade, Chinook and Nugget hops from Paonia’s High Wire Hops for extra brightness and added hoppy aromas.

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Colorado’s COVID hospitalizations stay on high plateau as virus’s trajectory remains uncertain

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Colorado’s COVID-19 hospitalizations remain stuck at a high level and it’s not clear whether they can be expected to fall in the near future as the virus’s trajectory in the state continues to be uncertain.

Hospitalizations are essentially on a plateau, with 966 people receiving care for confirmed or suspected COVID-19 as of Monday afternoon. That number has bounced between 959 and 980 since Sept. 20, according to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Normally, hospitalizations follow cases with a one- or two-week delay: if the number of new COVID-19 infections start to fall, hospitalizations can be expected to do the same within about 14 days. Cases in Colorado appeared to go down in the week ending Sunday, with 10,091 new infections recorded — but that data may not be complete.

Cases also had appeared to fall in the week ending Sept. 19, but late reports to the state public health department continued to come in through Monday, ultimately adding up to a small increase that week compared to the previous week.

The delayed numbers may clear up a mystery from last week: why hospitalizations remained elevated while cases appeared to fall steadily. The initial part of the decline was a mirage, and cases roughly plateaued in the first three weeks of September, with between 12,645 and 13,712 new infections recorded each week.

Talia Quandelacy, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, said it’s possible this week’s decline in cases is real, since infections are falling nationwide.

“There’s some hope that we’re starting to follow that trend,” she said.

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Five-vehicle crash on I-225 in Aurora shuts down all northbound lanes

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Five-vehicle crash on I-225 in Aurora shuts down all northbound lanes

Northbound lanes of Interstate 225 are closed at E. Alameda Avenue for a crash involving five vehicles.

The crash occurred just before 5 a.m. on northbound I-225 just south of E. 6th Avenue. Traffic headed in that direction is being diverted off the highway at Alameda.

One car rolled over, police said. Nobody was seriously injured.

Police said it may take an hour to clean up the scene.

To get around the crash, Denver7 Traffic Expert Jayson Luber recommends taking Potomac Street or Peoria Street to the west, and Abilene Street or Sable Boulevard or Chambers Road to the east.

Read the full story from our partner at thedenverchannel.com.

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Broncos Mailbag: With depth depleted, should Denver pursue Golden Tate, other veteran receivers?

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Broncos Mailbag: With depth depleted, should Denver pursue Golden Tate, other veteran receivers?

Denver Post Broncos writer Ryan O’Halloran posts his Broncos Mailbag periodically during the season. Submit questions to Ryan here.

I am honestly stumped as to why center Lloyd Cushenberry is using such a visible silent count that is very easy to time. Him jabbing at the defensive tackle prior to every snap for a defensive end or rush linebacker would be the equivalent to a pitcher tipping his pitches. Am I wrong and do you expect that has anything to do with the pressure Denver has given up the last few games?

— Jacob, Eagle Point, Ore.

I’ll guess Jacob filed this question before Sunday’s home opener against the New York Jets. But he is right — the Broncos used the same kind of snap sequence in road wins over the Giants and Jacksonville. One of the guards would be looking back at quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who would signal him to tap Cushenberry. At that point, Cushenberry set the snap count for extending his non-snapping arm.

In that kind of environment, that’s about as much as the Broncos could do if they felt the noise was going to be an issue. It works both ways — at Broncos home games, the silent count allows for pass rushers Von Miller and Malik Reed to get ready.

As for whether it impacted the Broncos’ pass protection in Weeks 1-2, unclear.

With receiver depth being tested, is the front office regretting trading Trinity Benson away? Or still happy they flipped a practice squad player for draft capital?

— Tyler B., Nederland

They shouldn’t regret trading Benson away because he wasn’t going to be on the initial 53-man roster and thus, Detroit or another team would have been able to claim him off waivers for free.

Hindsight is 20-20 when it comes to roster management and injuries. Jerry Jeudy played all 16 games last year, but couldn’t finish this year’s opener (ankle).

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