Post Premium: Our best stories for the week of May 13-19

Rockies fans have been in awe of the idea of Brendan Rodgers for years. Ever since he threw on a Hartford Yard Goats uniform for the first time in 2017, it was clear this kid was going to be special. The second coming of Troy Tulowitzki? Nah. The hope has always been that Rodgers would be even better — and stick around for the long haul.

We no longer have to speculate what it would be like to see Rodgers, 22, in a Rockies uniform. He made his big-league debut Friday at Philadelphia.

With Rodgers’ promotion from Triple-A Albuquerque feeling imminent based on his performance at the plate, and how poorly Colorado has been struggling overall, reporter Kyle Newman got to work last week on a feature to chronicle Rodgers’ ascension through the baseball ranks.

Matt L. Stephens, Deputy Sports Editor of The Denver Post

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Colorado Rockies’ Brendan Rodgers looks on from the dugout during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

The making of Brendan Rodgers: How his neighbor and a Blake Street Bomber enabled “a natural” to flourish

Brendan Rodgers, the Rockies’ top prospect who made his much-awaited debut Friday in Philadelphia, probably wouldn’t have truly pursued baseball had it not been for two men. Read more from Kyle Newman.

MORE BRENDAN RODGERS COVERAGE


Andres Juarez Gaspar Juan, right, with ...
Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

Andres Juarez Gaspar Juan, right, with his son Gaspar Juarez Gaspar Andres, 17, left, talk through an interpreter about their long journey from Guatemala to Denver in front of the First Unitarian Society on May 13, 2019 in Denver.

Will Denver continue to host asylum seekers from southern border? Nonprofits, faith leaders will work with city, community to decide

When 55 Central American asylum seekers arrived in Denver on Monday with short notice, the nonprofits and churches hosting them had to turn away volunteers. A list that started with 350 names has since grown to more than 600. Read more from Saja Hindi and Justin Wingerter.

MORE COVERAGE OF ASYLUM SEEKERS IN DENVER


AURORA, CO - May 16: Colorado ...
Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post

Gov. Jared Polis, center, celebrates with Kari Eckert, left, after signing a bill to address youth mental health into Law at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora on May 16, 2019. Eckert’s teenage son Robbie died by suicide in 2018.

6 things we’ve learned about Colorado Gov. Jared Polis his first months in office

As Jared Polis settles into his fifth month in office with his first legislative session behind him, a picture is emerging of what sort of executive leadership style he brings to the job. Read more from Nic Garcia.


Michael Ciaglo, special to the Denver Post

Starry Internet Denver director of deployment Brian Shepherd stands next to their trident antenna on top of the Point 21 apartments that delivers 5G internet to residents using the existing wiring in their building Monday, May 13, 2019 in Denver.

5G is coming to Denver, and it’s not just for smartphones: It could mean super-fast internet at home, too

Starry, a Boston technology company, launched a 5G broadband service in Denver late last month, one it promises will bring, for the dollar spent, much faster and more reliable broadband services to thousands of people living in apartments and condos. Read more from Aldo Svaldi.


DENVER, CO - May 15: Students ...
Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post

Students eat lunch at Academia Ana Marie Sandoval on May 15, 2019.

Colorado school districts turn to converted buses, donated PB&J to feed more kids over summer

The school year may be coming to an end but work is far from over for the crew in charge of school lunches. Schools are getting creative in how they continue to offer kids free meals over the summer. Only about one of every 15 eligible kids actually gets meals over the summer, but some programs are trying to change that. Read more from Meg Wingerter.


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Quick Hits

+ Jamie Giellis’ blunders on race reshape Denver mayoral election and Denver mayoral candidate Jamie Giellis apologizes following “an interesting week”

+ Gun rights activists’ attempt to recall Rep. Tom Sullivan splits Republicans

+ Denver camping ban fight already resurfacing in mayoral runoff

+ RTD’s newest line in southeast Denver metro will power development for years to come

+ Paulino Gardens, popular Denver store, to close this summer after nearly 60 years

+ Colorado congressman wants probe reopened into claim feds tried to censor CU researcher’s climate-change references

Photo of the Week

Waters of West Lake at Twin Lakes Dog Park
Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

GUNBARREL, CO – MAY 14: Two dogs chase each other along the banks in the cool waters of West Lake at Twin Lakes Dog Park on May 14, 2019 in Gunbarrel, Colorado. Twin Lakes is a haven for wetland wildlife and birds as well as an area where people can take their four legged friends for an off leash walk and swim in the West Lake.

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