Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Feb. 24

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Good morning. Today’s news roundup includes a weather warning, a controversial video of immigration agents, the debut of the R line, the end of a Whole Foods and more.

Union Station seen from Hotel Indigo, Feb. 23, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  denver; denverite; hotel indigo; union station; rtd; train;

Union Station seen from Hotel Indigo, Feb. 23, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)


The roads are looking OK. It should probably keep snowing through the morning with minimal accumulation in Denver. The mountains will get snow through next week, with the heaviest coming at the beginning of next week. It’ll be in the 20s and 30s through Sunday. (National Weather Service)

Why it matters that ICE was in the courthouse:

Immigration enforcement agents were recently spotted in a Denver courthouse. That’s legal, but immigration advocates say that the threat of deportation can wrongfully drive undocumented people away from the justice system. (Denverite)

The R Line debuts today:

Here’s a timeline of how we got to this latest development in Denver’s rail network, which connects much of Aurora to the A Line. (Aurora Sentinel)

Go snowshoeing this weekend:

Snow in the foothills could make this a good weekend to head out on cross-country skis or snowshoes. (5280)

So long, Cap Hill Whole Foods:

The arrival of a new Whole Foods near Union Station will bring the shutdown of the Capitol Hill store, although it could be replaced with a smaller, cheaper “365” store. The Cap Hill Whole Foods is at 11th and Ogden. (BusinessDen)

Keep an eye out:

This guy in Limon plowed a mile-wide “TRUMP” in his fields. You may be able to see it from DIA flights. (9)

Denver may continue parks bans policy:

Denver Parks and Recreation will propose a permanent policy allowing the city government to block people accused of using drugs from accessing certain public parks, despite losing its first court battle over this approach. (Denverite)