DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
1. Scooter rider hurt in hit-and-run
A scooter rider was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident near City Park, and Denver Police are still on the lookout for the driver and the vehicle.
2. Beauprez picks Repella as running mate
Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Beauprez chose Douglas County Commissioner Jill Repella as his choice for lieutenant governor.
3. Boulder County defying AG Suthers
Boulder County is defying Attorney General John Suthers and will continue to issue same-sex marriage licenses until a court orders otherwise.
4. Riot Fest music festival faces uncertain future in Byers
The future of Riot Fest is at the center of a crowded debate in Byers as Arapahoe County officials heard from concerned residents about the noise levels.
5. Lawsuit filed to end same-sex marriage ban in state
Six couples filed a federal lawsuit in Denver seeking to overturn Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage.
6. Gateway High graduate is Navy’s first female four-star admiral
The U.S. Navy promoted Vice Adm. Michelle Howard to admiral, making the 1978 Gateway High School graduate the first female four-star officer in the Navy’s 238-year-history.
7. Fourth of July activities abound
The Fourth of July is two days away and there are many cities and towns that will have festivities, from parades to 5Ks to fireworks.
8. U.S. loses heartbreaker in World Cup
The U.S. lost to Belgium, 2-1, in extra time and was eliminated from the World Cup. But goalie Tim Howard drew rave reviews for his epic performance.
9. Protesters stop buses of undocumented immigrants
Protesters in Murrieta, Calif., stopped three buses with undocumented immigrants and forced them to turn around. The immigrants were being moved from south Texas.
10. Bikers ‘attack’ motorist — with a twist
Bikers in Russia stopped a vehicle after one was “clipped.” After the motorist was “punished,” an unexpected twist happened.