Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Feb. 27

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Good morning, readers. Today’s news roundup includes two awful incidents at ski resorts, drought on the eastern plains, a fancy food truck and an interesting little cinema event, among other news.

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An image from a Denver Wheel Club scrapbook saved in the Denver Public Library's Western History Collection archive. (Denver Wheel Club Records/ Denver Public Library/Western History Collection)

Fancy food truck:

Denver’s newest food truck, Hoof, Wing, and Fin, serves bone broths, chicken liver mousse, mortadella and more. Hm. (Eater)

You also might be interested in 5280’s bucket list of 65 things to eat in Denver. (5280)

Oscar shorts:

The Oscar-nominated shorts are playing at the Sie FilmCenter through Thursday. Tickets are $9, the show is about 2.5 hours. (Denver Film Society)

Danger on the mountains:

A 25-year old man suffered a serious head injury after falling from a rail feature at the Eldora terrain park. He was wearing a helmet. Meanwhile, a 34-year-old woman died after crashing into a tree at Purgatory Resort; no further information was available. (DP)

Drought on the plains:

Parts of Lincoln County, about 100 miles east of Denver, are now in “severe drought,” while much of the state’s eastern half remains in moderate drought. (ABC7)

The City Council meets today:

The agenda includes potential incentives for a downtown Target. (City of Denver)

What happens after an eviction?

Single mothers, people with disabilities and immigrants are among those most often evicted. It can have an immensely disruptive effect in schools such as Fairview Elementary, where up to 40 percent of students may not return in a new school year, as Megan reports. (Denverite)

Pot clubs statewide?

Senate Republicans are driving for a bill that would allow marijuana use in licensed businesses throughout the state. “The one thing we do not want in this state is for people to come on vacation and leave on probation,” Sen. Vicki Marble said, as Joey Bunch reports. (Colorado Politics)

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