Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Jan. 26
This morning’s news roundup will tell you where to eat for Restaurant Week, what a Denver transit agency might look like, how to talk to otters and how to get a little high.
Plan your Restaurant Week:
Go peruse this year’s menus. (Denverite)
Toll road talk:
President Donald Trump has said he wants to prioritize “private-public partnerships,” so a developer tells Prowers County commissioners that now could be a great time to build a private toll road bypassing downtown Lamar. (Colorado Politics)
What would a Denver transit authority do?
Denver may try once again to establish its own transit agency or office. It wouldn’t replace RTD, but it could add a layer of “pop-up” bus stops, as Megan explains. (Denverite)
Autonomous tech in Colorado:
Lockheed Martin is working on a self-driving military vehicle in Littleton. It’s connected to a wireless Xbox controller, and it’s kind of cute in a weird way. (DP)
Micro-dosing as the future of pot?
A lot of new users are ruined by their instinct to get really, really high – and some entrepreneurs are thinking that low-dosage products could be a lot more enjoyable. (Gazette)
How do you talk to just one otter?
Isolating otters for treatment and training is a big challenge for the Denver Zoo, considering these rascally river-dwellers are very social and very curious. The answer? The power of shapes. (Denverite)
- Independent monitor critiques new police policy (Denverite)
- Denver mayor: We’re “not a sanctuary city.” But maybe we are? A lot of money hangs in the balance. (Denverite)
- Denver has laid off banning people from the parks. The ACLU is challenging the practice, but the city says it’s not backing down. (Denverite)