Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Jan. 20

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Hi. We’ve got the details on an inauguration protest through Denver today, the city’s  alleged lack of a sustainability plan for its sustainability office, development on the G line and more.

A black-and-white contact sheet of photos taken at the National Western Stock Show. Date unknown. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Records)

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A black-and-white contact sheet of photos taken at the National Western Stock Show. Date unknown. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Records)

Last weekend for the stock show:

Better get down there. For mountain people, your best snow day may be Sunday. Alternatively, here’s Ashley’s recommendations for what to do. (Denverite)

Protest march today in downtown:

The “March of the People” will start at Republican Sen. Cory Gardner’s office at noon with drums and horned instruments. It will head down Broadway, past the state capitol and down Sherman Street to Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet’s office. The group is advertising street-wide banners, indicating it may disrupt traffic. As of now, 45 people say they’re going. Expect larger crowds at tomorrow’s Women’s March on Denver. (Facebook)

About those 2020 goals:

A city audit finds that Mayor Michael Hancock’s sustainability office has “no plan for measuring progress and achieving Denver’s 2020 environmental goals.” Part of the problem is that the chief of sustainability doesn’t have the power to enforce deadlines. Sustainability officials say they’re more about guiding and coordinating than implementing, Bruce Finley reports. (DP)

Huzzah, bookmobile:

The folks behind the BookBar on Tennyson have bought Mavis the Magical Book Mobile. The pay-as-you can service will likely show up at local markets – and it may even serve food and drinks, Amy DiPierro reports. Nothing like a good beer and a book. (BusinessDen)

TOD on the G Line:

Transit-oriented development is taking shape around the eventually-going-to-open G Line to Wheat Ridge and Arvada. In Arvada, they’ve already got one apartment complex built, another under construction, and a third $69M project in the planning process, Molly Armbrister reports. (DBJ, paywall)

Hyperloop, really?

Colorado’s in the running for an early deployment of Hyperloop, the Elon Musk-affiliated transit system that would hurl pods through a low-pressure tunnel at very fast speeds. If we’re selected, construction theoretically could start in 18 months, connecting Denver International Airport to Greeley. We should know by late spring, Michael Roberts reports. (Westword)

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