Wait, Kroenke and Comcast can’t afford what, exactly?


What can’t Kroenke and Comcast afford?

Re: “TV dispute that keeps Avs and Nuggets fans in the dark just keeps trucking down road to nowhere,” Oct. 11 sports column

I’m confused. According to the internet:

• Comcast is valued at $127 billion.
• Stan Kroenke is worth $13 Billion
• The Rams are valued at $6 Billion
• Sofi Stadium $5 Billion
• Arsenal FC $2.8 Billion
• The Nuggets $1.725 Billion
• The Avalanche $630 Million
• The Rapids $370 Million
• They’re paying Nikola $270 million
• They’re paying MacKinnon $100.8 million

Additionally, the Kroenke’s want to create the Wynkoop Promenade to “seamlessly connect Ball Arena, Mile High and Coors Field.” They also want to develop 55 acres of parking lots into a larger slice of downtown revenue for themselves (and the Waltons).

How is it possible that going on four seasons, the Kroenke family and Comcast can’t agree on terms to broadcast Denver’s NBA & NHL seasons? Is this good business for either party? Isn’t it time they both give back to Denver sports fans who add to both of their bottom lines?

Perhaps the City of Denver should make the renewal of Comcast’s cable license and issuing permits for land development contingent on putting the Avs and Nugs back on the air. And keeping them there.

No? Then how about just lifting the local blackout restrictions on ESPN+ and TNT until they finish their pissing match?

Glenn Ehrlich, Denver

Election deniers are sad and scary

Re: “Election deniers infiltrate ranks of poll watchers and election judges ahead of November midterms, Colorado clerks warn,” Oct. 9 news story

I particularly liked the phrase the Chaffee County clerk used to describe the efforts of an election-watcher to copy a password to the secure election system as “beyond the pale of absurdity.” The Boulder County clerk noted an election judge had falsely rejected 889 signatures that were later found to be valid.

What they’re attempting to do, of course, is challenge and sabotage democracy. If their candidate wins, it’s fair and square; but if the other candidate wins, it has to be fraud. And, of course, the irony is that the die-hard election deniers are willing to intimidate, conjure imaginary flaws and try to hack the system to prove “widespread fraud” while engaging in fraud themselves. It’s sad and scary that it’s come to this in the world’s oldest Democracy.

Jeannie Dunham, Denver

Elections should not be managed at the federal level

Voting rules are still a hot topic in this election, and the views of our representatives in Washington are an important issue to consider. As a reminder, the key to Colorado vote security is bipartisan signature verification, no ballot harvesting, and clean voter rolls.

Every Democrat in D.C., including Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, Reps. Jason Crow, Diana DeGette, Joe Neguse and Ed Perlmutter voted to let the federal government take over state voting laws by requiring things like due-process to be put in place, like the cure process in Colorado, before a state can engage in signature verification.

Fortunately, the bill did not pass because of the opposition of every Republican in Congress, including Colorado Reps. Lauren Boebert, Ken Buck and Doug Lamborn.

The failed bills S1 and HR1 would have weakened some voter security measures in Colorado’s law. Key items in the bills were allowing voters to sign an affidavit if they didn’t have an I.D. to vote, only allowing signature verification if there is a cure process, permitting ballot harvesting, and making it more difficult to clean up voter rolls.

That means ballots that went to the wrong address or a deceased person could be more easily voted fraudulently. Not one Colorado Democrat had the guts to stand up to the radical Biden supporters in their party. If you want to preserve Colorado voting laws, the only way to do that is to vote Republican for every federal office.

Tim Schowalter, Granby

Work together to preserve historic depot

Re: “It’s a lifetime project,” Oct. 9 Denver & The West Story

Instead of suing Tom Parson to take the historic train depot back, why doesn’t the City of Englewood work out a deal with him to help fund what sounds like a worthy project by a committed citizen which could bring benefits to a struggling community?

Christopher Epting, Englewood

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