QUIDNUNC: Holiday spirits brings a kinder, gentler, weepier season to Cherry Creek schools and Aurora cops


Quidnunc, whose name comes from the Latin  “what now,” is out and about as often as possible  to bring you news overheard in elevators,  rest rooms and spied in various e-mail boxes.

QUID HAS HEARD  that the holiday spirit is overflowing across the metro area. Seems that at the Cherry Creek School Board meeting, school board president Dave Willman became verklempt recently after watching darling little kids do darling little things in a darling little video with waving flags and big smiles for veterans. When he was commenting  to the audience about just how darling the whole thing was, seems he nearly became hysterical over just how cute and touching the whole thing was. Clearly, things for the famously famous Cheery Creek School District are going far too well or far too poorly. Quid recalls more than a few hacks from this and other fishwrappers who were also brought to tears at school board meetings, but mostly because it seemed they would never end.

AND QUID HAS HEARD that the holiday spirit practically possessed Aurora’s Police Chief Nick Metz this week when at a city council meeting the city’s top cop sang ad nauseum the praises for what appears to be a delightful bromance with area Republican county sheriffs Dave Walcher and Michael McIntosh, both ousted by Dems during the November blue-nami election. Metz waxed poetically about a partnership that went far beyond sharing handcuff stories and such. At one point it seemed the chief might break out into a new Irving Berlin version of “Sisters” dubbed “Brothers” in what could bebe a local holiday classic to be called “Blue Christmas.”