Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Aug. 27

Everything you should read about surfing, baseball, an office-involved shooting and more.

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Everything you should read about surfing, baseball, an office-involved shooting and more.

The widening of I-70 through Denver is often treated like a done deal, but… nope. (Denverite)

Crime

A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting early this morning at West Ellsworth and Fox streets. (Denverite)

Police are looking for a teen who shot his brother in Larimer County. (DP)

Entertainment

Book a private room for karaoke and never embarrass yourself trying to perform “Super Bass” in front of strangers ever again. (Denverite)

You can do all three of these things in Denver today: Go to an Uptown alley party, drink wine to help homeless cats and dance to synth pop. (Denverite)

ViewHouse promised a live jet pack demonstration, and it delivered. Watch a man fly around LoDo with a jet pack. (It appears to have made one woman cry.) (KDVR)

You can now go surfing near Denver, sort of. (DP)

Education

Denver Public Schools is testing for lead in its water, but don’t freak out. (Chalkbeat)

Sports

“You have that hope inside your heart that you can make it to the major leagues. I think that’s what everyone feels. I was just lucky enough to be given the opportunity and I’m very fortunate.” (AP)

Environment

“It’s important to listen to other points of view … what we try to do is present the facts.’ Our national parks are feeling climate change. (CPR)

America

A survey says Colorado is the 11th freest state.

 

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