Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Aug. 25

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Hola. Today we’ve got stories on that famous ski train, the business of marijuana, affordable housing and a lot more.

Denver’s affordable housing plan:

Denver’s city council is considering some last-minute tweaks to Mayor Michael Hancock’s plan to build 6,000 affordable units. It’s heading to a public hearing on Sept. 12. (Denverite)


Dalton McCreary was killed this week by an out-of-control car in Aurora. He saved his friend. (DP)

The Rockies:

Our baseball team probably won’t make the playoffs – but if you like the game you still be watching Nolan Arenado. (Denverite)


You might see a new “pesticide free” label on your weed soon. (Denverite)

Thornton wants that marijuana money, so it’s finally allowing pot shops. It was one of the state’s largest hold-outs. (CBS 4)

Real estate:

A new report estimates you need to make about $73,000 a year to even consider buying a home in Denver. (Denverite)

Ski train:

The ski train to Winter Park is back. It’s a lot like the Polar Express, except I don’t know if there will be hot chocolate or elves. More details should arrive today. (Denverite)

Your weekend plans:

Ashley has some suggestions for you. (Denverite)