Oddsmakers aren’t giving the Rockies much of a chance to win their first World Series title this season. After two straight losing seasons since making back-to-back playoff appearances and trading away star third baseman Nolan Arenado, Colorado’s odds are at the bottom of several sportsbooks. Bovada puts the Rockies at +15,000 — meaning a $100 bet would win $15,000 — ahead of just the Pirates (+25,000). Sportsbetting.com also has them at +15,000 in a three-way tie for last with Pittsburgh and Texas. Meanwhile, BetMGM has a more optimistic look, placing them at +8,000 in a six-way tie for 21st. The Dodgers are favored to repeat as champions, ranging from +300 to +350. Here’s a look at some of the current odds in the world of sports. +15,000 The odds the Rockies will win the 2021 World Series, according to Bovada. It’s tied for the second-worst odds ahead of just the Pirates (+25,000). +2,000 The odds Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s next team will be the Broncos … [Read more...] about Pick 6: Odds Rockies win World Series, Russell Wilson is traded to Broncos, Von Miller stays in Denver
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Unseasonably warm, dry weather with winds out of the south will create “very high fire danger” in eastern Colorado this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. A “red flag” warning for “critical fire weather conditions” has been posted by the weather service Saturday through 6 p.m. for most of the Eastern Plains, where winds are expected to gust to 40 mph and relative humidity will be as low as 11%. Elevated fire conditions exist east of Sterling, Akron and Limon and extend south to just north of Eads. Red flag conditions will develop across the Eastern Plains of Colorado from late this morning and continue through early evening. Windy conditions with gusts up to 40 mph along with humidity dropping as low as 11 percent, will create critical fire weather conditions. #cowx pic.twitter.com/wxUBBtkYmx — NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) March 6, 2021 “Strong winds combined with low relative humidity may cause new fire starts to rapidly spread and … [Read more...] about Denver weather: Unseasonably warm, dry and windy conditions sparks fire concerns on Eastern Plains
Denver’s warming trend is being interrupted Thursday for some snow across Colorado. Snow will start up Thursday morning in the mountains, with a possible few heavy bands throughout the day. Totals could reach up to 10 inches in the high country. Scattered rain on the plains before lunch will turn to widespread showers in the afternoon. The rain will change to snow above about 5,000 feet by evening with some accumulation, though warm temperatures will limit travel impact, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. Douglas County and the foothills could be hit with 6 inches of snow. Denver could get 2 inches, with lighter amounts north and east. The snow will all wrap up before midnight. Downtown temps should get up to 45 degrees in the day and drop to 29 degrees at night. Projected snowfall amounts through Thursday evening. There is currently still a high level of uncertainty with amounts across the lower elevations due timing of the transition from rain to snow … [Read more...] about Denver weather: Where will the most snow fall Thursday?
It was March 2020, and things were quickly going sideways for Avon Town Manager Eric Heil. The trouble for the mountain town near Vail wasn’t simply rising COVID-19 case counts, but at the moment, a rapid proliferation of obscene hand-drawn images on the computer screens of those attending the town council’s first remote meeting on Zoom. “My head was spinning,” Heil said of the hacking incident that also peppered the proceedings with profane and racist commentary. “It was one more act of random chaos.” While Avon’s Zoom-bomb experience might have been a wake-up call on how to run a public meeting in the grips of a fast-spreading disease , it also marked the genesis of what could become a more open and inclusive form of local governance in Colorado. “There’s more of an expectation that more government meetings will be online and that there will be more of a chance for participating online,” said Jeff Roberts, executive director of the Colorado Freedom of Information … [Read more...] about Virtual city council meetings may not end in Colorado when COVID does
Denver City Council canceled its Monday meeting amid predictions of another night of large and possibly violent George Floyd protests downtown . The council will instead meet Thursday at 9 a.m., according to an email from Linda Jamison, legislative services director for the council. The group will not have a public comment session Thursday, confirmed Lisa Calderón, chief of staff for Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca. Since Thursday, crowds in Denver — along with cities across the country — have protested the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. Particularly in the evenings, some protesters have thrown rocks and bottles, and police have responded with tear gas, pepper balls and foam bullets. At least three Denver police officers and one civilian have been injured . To combat the violence, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock enacted an 8 p.m. curfew, which he has extended through Monday , though many protesters have ignored it. Most of the protests … [Read more...] about Protests prompt Denver City Council to cancel Monday meeting