Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Jan. 28

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First of all: How are you feeling?

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: 14 cases of mumps were reported in January, "adults and children should make sure they are up to date on their mumps vaccine." (Denverite)

Feeling OK? Moving on then.

It turns out we are in a sanctuary city after all.

After saying Denver is not a sanctuary city, the mayor said, "If being a sanctuary city means that we value taking care of one another and welcoming refugees and immigrants, then I welcome the title." (Denverite)

Meanwhile, a refugee center in Aurora has been threatened

An employee at the Mango Center found two notes that said "Were gonna blow up all of you refugees!" (AP)

Ballpark could get its own quasi-government

An offshoot of the local neighborhood association is gauging whether locals might want to create a super-local district with the power to collect extra taxes. (Denverite)

Is anyone happy with CenturyLink?

Judging from this Denver Better Business Bureau warning, no. (KDVR)

Introducing the Nikola Jokic Assist of the Week

Our small way of highlighting the passing work of a man who has no business passing so deftly. (Denverite)

But the series might have a problem for its second installment. Jokic is out for today with a left hip flexor strain and will be day-to-day after that. (Denverite)

In other sports news...

The Rockies made is official today with right-handed reliever Greg Holland. He signed on for $7 million over one year. (AP)

Colorado football's assistant coach has resigned at the request of the team. His former girlfriend has accused him of repeated assault. (AP)

Aqib Talib's lawyer confirmed what everyone was already very sure of: The cornerback shot himself in the leg. (9)

Planning ahead

Don't forget to get your tickets to Denver Comic Con. Two of the "Stranger Things" kids will be there. (Denverite)

And start thinking about the year ahead in Denver art. The “exciting” and “unpredictable” Black Cube has big plans 2017. (One Good Eye)

Now get out there

Be like an otter: eat, play, sleep, repeat. (Denverite)

Visit 10 Barrel Brewing Co. Now that it officially has a head brewer, the Oregon-based brewery will throw a block party to celebrate the opening of its Denver brewpub. (Denverite)

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