Denver in 5 minutes: Here’s what you need to know today, Jan. 25

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Hey there. Today’s roundup includes looks ahead at the housing market and the “sanctuary city” fight, plus a ski bus, new food, the I-25 french fry monument and a reason to go to Lakewood.

"A relatively harmless cabbage accident some years back." A crowd of people are gathered around a spilled truckload of cabbage and a derailed railroad train car in Denver, Colorado. Between 1920 and 1930. (Harry Mellon Rhoads/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/Rh-5916)  historic; denver public library; dpl; archive; archival; denverite

A crowd of people are gathered around a spilled truckload of cabbage and a derailed railroad train car in Denver between 1920 and 1930. (Harry Mellon Rhoads/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/Rh-5916)

Factors to watch in the housing market:

Raising interest rates could slow buyers, but inventory likely will stay low and neighborhoods surrounding light rail stations will become more desirable, according to local expert Anthony Rael. (5280)

The ski bus!

Less romantic than the ski train, but a new CDOT service that debuts next month will be about half the price. It can drive on the shoulder, so CDOT anticipates it can reliably make three-hour trips. Oh boy? (DBJ)

New food opening in the next week:

Stella’s, the new cafe/marketplace opening Friday in LoDo, looks the most interesting to me out of these five new openings. (Eater)

Bruce is back:

The man who created TABOR is out of prison, out of seclusion and back to asking questions at Colorado Springs City Hall. (Colorado Politics)

Trump is expected to crack down on sanctuary cities:

An order that’s reportedly coming today would cut funding to cities that don’t fully cooperate with immigration enforcement, which would seem to include Denver. (Denverite)

Trump’s energy plan seems contradictory:

President Donald Trump has promised to fix the coal industry while also boosting the production of natural gas. Those are competing energy sources – which raises the question of whether he might move to reduce competition by setting higher tariffs on imported solar panels or getting Congress to cancel tax benefits for renewable power. Whatever changes, it’ll impact Colorado. More here. (High Country News)

Today in social media choices:

Denver’s top Secret Service agent is at the center of a controversy following a post about whether or not she would take a bullet for a certain person. (Denverite)

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