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Colorado News Roundup: Parents upset with Hooters-sponsored Cub Scout camp ground

Here’s what’s going on around Colorado today:

NON-PROFIT

DENVER PARENTS UPSET BY HOOTERS-SPONSORED CUB SCOUTS CAMP

DENVER — Denver parents are upset after finding out their children were attending a Colorado Cub Scout camp ground that was sponsored by Hooters.

KMGH-TV reports that Michelle Kettleborough picked up her 7-year-old son from the Frontier District Day Camp and found him surrounded by Hooters employees.

Hooters Colorado had posted photos of boys holding their crafts projects and posing with Hooters employees but has since removed the images.

The Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council said Hooters approached them about working with the scouts. Pictures on the Denver Area Council page show the boys having with crafts and make no mention of the girls.

Parents say it isn’t the Hooters employees’ attire that irritates them — the women were wearing shorts and fitted t-shirts — but Hooters doesn’t fit the philosophy of the Scouts.

GOVERNMENT

COLORADO GOVERNOR HAUNTED BY LINKS TO PRISON CHIEF KILLING

DENVER — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper met recently with authorities investigating the assassination of one of his cabinet members by the son of one of the governor’s closest friends.

Hickenlooper has said little about the case publicly in the three years since the murder of corrections chief Tom Clements. Gunman Evan Ebel was the son of Hickenlooper’s longtime friend.

Key questions remain unanswered even as the investigation winds down. That includes whether the killer — a recently paroled member of a white supremacist prison gang — acted alone. One recently released police report suggests the killing was a gang hit. Colorado investigators now overseeing the case say that didn’t happen.

In his newly released candid autobiography, Hickenlooper — a dark horse to be the Democratic nominee for vice president— recalled the first time he realized that he was the one who led the murderous son of one close friend to the doorstep of another.

ENVIRONMENT

BOULDER RESERVOIR CLOSED TO SWIMMING DUE TO BACTERIA

BOULDER, Colo. — The Boulder Reservoir swimming area was closed at least through Sunday because of high levels of bacteria.

Swimming was temporarily suspended when a water sampling test determined bacteria levels were too high.

According to KMGH-TV , rain runoff is being blamed for the problem.

The reservoir also had to be closed in early June because of a bacteria outbreak.

—The Associated Press


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