Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Aug. 8

Boeing 777-200LR in flight. (Courtesy of Delta Air Lines)

Boeing 777-200LR in flight. (Courtesy of Delta Air Lines)

Business

Today is not a good day to be flying Delta Air Lines. Unless, that is, “good day” is defined as “hundreds of flights canceled and others delayed.”

Airbnb wants more hosts in Denver and it’s offering $200 to get them.

 Politics:

Put away the “Make America Great Again” caps. It looks like Donald Trump won’t be in Colorado this week.

With cancer hopefully behind him, Albus Brooks returns to Denver City Council as new president. (DP)

 Sports:

A 34-year-old Ironman Boulder competitor died Sunday after being struck by a vehicle. The crash was the fourth time a cyclist has been killed by a driver in Boulder County since late May. (Daily Camera)

Ichiro hit his 3,000th hit Sunday at Coors Field. Hopefully, we age like him.

Crime & Justice

Four children were found safe after their mother reportedly threatened them and Aurora Police issued an Amber Alert. (9News)

Environment

A Colorado man and an environmental organization are suing to get the Rio Grande cutthroat trout listed as an endangered species. The fish swims through southern Colorado. (Chieftain)

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is working to link Colorado and Cuba by lifting travel and trade embargoes for farmers and ranchers looking to sell to the Caribbean island. (GJ Sentinel)

Oh and..

Howdy, neighbor! Our state is one of the most welcoming places to refugees, according to a new 18-month study. (CS Gazette)

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