Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Jan. 30

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The Prom Queen is crowned during Manual High School’s 1961 prom. (Burnis McCloud/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/WH1128) five points; historic; denver public library; dpl; archive; archival; denverite

Hey there. This morning's update includes the sale of a Tennyson landmark, a major new transit-oriented development, talk of a Boulder gondola and more. Plus, as usual, here's a historical photo from the archives of the Denver Public Library.

The Prom Queen is crowned during Manual High School's 1961 prom. (Burnis McCloud/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/WH1128)

First, the weather: It will be warm this week, fluctuating from the 60s today down to the mid-40s. However, you should expect high winds today.

Flesher-Hinton Music building sells again:

The Tennyson address with the "MUSIC" marquee sold for $1.15 million, with plans for renovation, as Burl Rolett reports. (BusinessDen)

Meanwhile, Stem Ciders of RiNo will be building a $6 million "restaurant, taproom and production facility" in Lafayette. Amy DiPierro has the details. (BusinessDen)

Still have a Women's March sign?

The Denver Public Library wants material from the protest for its archive, as Hayley Sanchez explains. (DP)

Affordability and transit-oriented development:

A developer is partnering with the Urban Land Conservancy to build 560 units along the upcoming North Metro light-rail line. At least half the rental and for-sale units are expected to have income caps for residents, as Jon Murray lays it out. (DP)

Another A Line deadline:

RTD needs another extension from the federal government so it can fix the crossing gates on the A Line, the B Line and the still-unopened G Line, which is stuck in limbo. The agency still isn't giving a completion date, but has scheduled a press conference for Thursday, two days before its current waiver expires, as Nathaniel Minor explains. (CPR)

Airport protests:

No one was arrested, despite their lack of a protest permit. Meanwhile, Sen. Cory Gardner joined the Republicans who said President Donald Trump's "blanket travel ban goes too far," as Erica reports. Rep. Mike Coffman, also Republican, was less clear but said he doesn't support a travel ban based on ethnicity. Trump's order gave preference to religious-minority refugees, such as Christians, from the predominantly Muslim countries included in the order. (Denverite)

Boulder gondola:

Local business leaders and several city council members are interested in building a gondola to connect University Hill to downtown Boulder, as Alex Burness reports. My question: What about... a monorail? (Daily Camera)

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