The Nuggets on Tuesday night beat New York 111-104 to clinch their sixth straight playoff berth. But Denver, which moved up to the No. 2 seed in the West, has much more lofty goals than just showing up for the postseason.
Western Colorado peach growers say they may have lost a third of their crop to a killing freeze last weekend at a cost of $7 million to orchards in the Palisade area, the Aspen Times is reporting. The temperature unexpectedly dropped into the mid-teens in some areas on Sunday night and Monday morning. Bruce Talbott, manager of Talbott Farms, says this year’s freeze damage is the worst he’s seen since 1999.
The government is seeking to ease General Motors into what it calls a “controlled” bankruptcy, somewhere between a prepackaged bankruptcy and court chaos, by persuading at least some creditors to agree to a plan that would cleave the company into two pieces, The New York Times is reporting based on accounts with people briefed on the matter. Instead of signing on every creditor as is typically required in prepackaged deals, administration officials are using as leverage the promise of taxpayer financing. Many regard the government as the only lender that will to step up with money — in bankruptcy or out.
Thanks to Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, we now know Jay Cutler’s days with the team will end soon. Question is, who wants a strong-armed, pouty-lipped quarterback who doesn’t return telephone calls from his bosses?
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The Denver-area housing market likely will hit bottom around the end of this year — several months later than others are predicting — Ed Jalowsky, principal of Hottest Homes Realty, said Tuesday.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama’s nominee for Health and Human Services, said Tuesday that she and her husband paid nearly $8,000 after discovering “unintentional errors” in their tax returns for 2005, 2006 and 2007, The New York Times reports.
Manager Clint Hurdle announced after Tuesday’s game that center fielder Dexter Fowler will be on the roster when the Rockies open the season Monday at Arizona. Fowler played at Double-A Tulsa last season and saw limited action with the Rockies in September.