Reader: 4/20 hoopla proves that twenty-somethings are stupid

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Our Alan Prendergast stirred some controversy last week by arguing that April 20 is the worst day of the year in Colorado due to the anniversaries of tragic incidents such as the Ludlow Massacre and the shootings at Columbine High School. Some readers cheered his alternative, take while others were upset -- and the following person saw the negative side of hoopla over that other 4/20 event.

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Reader: Why couldn't 9News have kept Kirk Montgomery and dumped a sports reporter?

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Kirk Montgomery in a photo from his Facebook page.
We got a lot of response to our post about the impending departure of Kirk Montgomery from 9News. One reader looked at the situation in the context of the many local TV-news stations that have ditched their entertainment reporters of late -- among them CBS4, which said goodbye to 25-year-veteran Greg Moody in January. Here's what she had to say.

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Reader: I'll be at 4/20 in Civic Center this year, and so will neck-tattoo-having thugs

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The aftermath of the shooting at the 4/20 Civic Center event last year.
In a post yesterday, a Denver police spokesman discussed the department's approach to 4/20 at Civic Center Park given laws against public smoking and a still-unsolved shooting that cut the even short in 2013. Plenty of readers weighed in on the issue, with a number of them raising concerns about last year's violence -- including this one.

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Reader: I was a hit-and-run victim -- when a homeless cyclist crashed into my truck

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In a recent Comment of the Day, one reader argued that not all hit-and-runs are the driver's fault.

These assertions unleashed a slew of interesting stories, including this highly unusual hit-and-run tale.

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Reader: No weed but beer at 4/20 Civic Center Park event is a slap in the face

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Our post about liquor sales being allowed at a building at Civic Center Park during this weekend's 4/20 event amid restrictions against public pot smoking got a lot of people talking. Included among them was a reader who referenced a guilty plea in the DUI death of marijuana advocate Jenny Kush.

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Reader: Not all hit-and-runs are necessarily the drivers' fault

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Yesterday's post about four metro-area hit-and-runs that took place within 24 hours proved to be a conversation starter, in part because so many similar incidents have taken place in Denver and beyond lately. This reader feels that automatically blaming drivers for causing such accidents (as opposed to leaving them) may not be justified.

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Readers' favorite places to eat in Denver when they're drunk and shameless

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Our Denver Blogs feature recently highlighted a Cafe Society comment in which one reader said he ate at Viva Burrito when he was drunk and without shame. When we shared it, we asked Facebook followers for their favorite drunk-and-shameless stops, and we got loads o' responses. Here's a sampling.

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Reader: The Rockies suck so hard that fans shouldn't care if there's a f*cking game

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IsThereaFuckingRockiesGameToday.com, recently spotlighted by Jonathan Shikes, is an ultra-practical website intended to help LoDo dwellers prepare themselves whenever an onslaught of baseball fans is expected to hit the area. Many of our readers were amused by the concept, but less so by the current team. Here's one example.

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Reader: Do we need to put kids in bubble-wrap to keep them safe from pot?

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Our interview with Senator Linda Newell about her bills to create a definition of a drug-endangered child drew a big response from readers, many of whom continue to see its language as criminalizing cannabis-using parents despite Newell's reassurances. Here's the take of a reader who sees the measures as nanny-state offerings with plenty of downside.

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Reader: Columbine tragedy still resonates because being an American teen sucks

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When sharing our recent post about Natalie Carpenter, a Connecticut teen jailed for making threats against schools apparently inspired by the Columbine tragedy, we asked why so many remain obsessed with the shooting nearly fifteen years after it happened. Readers responded with plenty of passionate theories, including this one.

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