Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Oct. 1

First of all, September has ended, which means you can go ahead and make a Green Day joke before we get this month started.

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Ariel Kiskiras (@ark_artiste on Instagram) and Javon the Unique hang out on 46th Ave beneath the highway. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

First of all, September has ended, which means you can go ahead and make a Green Day joke before we get this month started.

Good? OK, let’s do this.

How do you prepare for the worst?

A new simulation training machine helps Denver police practice de-escalation. (Denverite)

Gary Johnson is making his first visit to Colorado

He’ll be in Parker at the University of Colorado Denver’s South Campus on Monday evening. (Denverite)

Violence on Colfax

One person is dead and another is injured after a shooting near the Capitol early this morning. (Denverite)

DU is facing a lawsuit over equal pay

Law professor Lucy Marsh realized in 2013 that her male colleagues were paid about $16,000 more than her female colleagues. (9) ?

Rosenberg’s is ready to return

The bagel shop and deli is planning to reopen Oct. 16. (Denverite)

Well, this is unusual

The Buffs are looking pretty good heading into today’s game. (AP)

The Rockies won last night

Yes, some men played baseball before those fireworks. (AP)

Here’s how La Niña affects snow in Colorado

And what it means for our total snowfall this year. (7) ?

Hamburger Mary’s is back in Denver

And it’s just down the street from the place that is still essentially Mary’s. It’s weird and great. (Denverite)

Here’s a weekend trip idea

Lake Vallecito’s Tour of Carvings. An artist made 14 carvings out of some of the 200-year-old trees killed by a fire in southwest Colorado. (5280)

Let’s speculate about Walt Weiss’ future

He hasn’t yet sat down with Rockies brass to talk about his contract. (Denverite)

So, now what?

Let us help you decide. (Denverite)