TODAY: ‘Brosurance’ ads offend women, wacky forecast, C-470 repairs
1. ‘Brosurance’ ads reappear targeting younger women
The people behind the “Brosurance” keg stand ads, which made their debut in late October to promote Obamacare, have created yet another controversial ad campaign. This time it’s targeted towards younger women, and they have many women — regardless of age — up in arms.
2. Highs near 70 Wednesday, snow likely by weekend
We are expected to have a warm Wednesday in the works, with high temperatures of 67 expected. But it isn’t expected to hang around for long. Meteorologist Jennifer Broome expects snow by this Sunday’s Denver Broncos game.
3. Ramp from EB C-470 to NB I-25 closed for emergency repairs
The Colorado Department of Transportation closed a major route from southeast metro area connecting Interstate 25 because of the need to conduct emergency repairs on a bridge Wednesday morning.
4. Police warn residents in Montbello about a possible child predator
Police say a young girl was walking near 51st Avenue and Uvalda Street in Montbello over the weekend when a strange man approached her in his vehicle. Police are now warning residents in the area to be on the alert for a possible child predator.
5. Colorado dad fighting international legal battle to get children returned
Days after a Snowmass man was granted custody of his children, the children’s mother took them to Argentina. That was over three years ago. Now this man is talking about a fierce, ongoing legal battle to get his kids back, it hopes that other fathers don’t wind up in the same position.
6. Man’s dog saves his life after backcountry skiing accident
Leonard Somers fell into a ravine while he was backcountry skiing, hitting his back on a frozen tree trunk, puncturing his neck and suffering spinal injuries. Unable to move his legs, his companion, a husky named Juneau, left his side only long enough to get the attention of other skiers.
7. Hudak supporters: Some paid signature gatherers in recall effort are criminals
Following two successful recall efforts against supports of new gun legislation, more signature gatherers are hitting the pavement in Senate District 19, seeking to recall Democratic Sen. Evie Hudak. Now, many of Hudak’s supporters are saying many of these signatures collectors are being paid, and have criminal records.
8. Is it better to pay for daycare or become a stay-at-home mom?
Parents know childcare isn’t cheap. It’s more expensive in Colorado than other states. The average cost is more than some college tuition. That’s one reason many parents struggle with a big question: Is it worth it to continue working?
9. Death count from Typhoon Haiyan on the rise
As of Wednesday morning, the number of confirmed deaths from Typhoon Haiyan had grown to 2,275, with more than 80,000 homes obliterated. Both numbers are expected to climb.
10. Poll: Obama approval ratings drop, Americans say he’s not trustworthy
President Barack Obama’s approval rating among American voters has dropped to its lowest number in Quinnipiac University polling since he became President, according to a survey released late on Tuesday.AlertMe