Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, March 11

It’s not very nice outside so you might as well stay in and catch up on the news.
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A North Capitol Hill window cat. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

It's not very nice outside so you might as well stay in and catch up on the news.

Lakeside Amusement Park had a rough night

Part of a parking structure collapsed. (Denverite)

Native protesters marched along Speer to the Capitol

Right around rush hour yesterday a couple hundred protesters blocked traffic on Speer Boulevard as they walked from Sunken Gardens Park to the Capitol. Representing multiple indigenous tribes and allies, marchers shouted for the protection of all water and “Mother Earth.” (Denverite)

Jokic is back

And he had a great night as the Nuggets beat the Celtics 119-99. (AP)

The Winter Park Express was shut down today

Amtrak announced early this morning that trips were canceled because of a freight train derailment. It should be running again tomorrow. (DP)

Construction at Globeville Landing has activists flying drones and tailing dump trucks

Once an ignored little corner of the riverfront, the area is now at the heart of a huge fight over pollution, development and infrastructure in North Denver. (Denverite)

Santa Fe Arts District makes its pitch to Mayor Hancock

Denver is set to authorize up to $600 million in general obligation bonds in 2017 and the district wants a piece of that to narrow the street and widen sidewalks. (Denverite)

Tony Wolters is an unlikely candidate to be the Rockies' starting catcher

Bud Black first saw Wolters, then a high-schooler in San Diego, play by accident. Now he's watching him at spring training in Arizona, considering the relatively new catcher as his starter.  (Denverite)

Chad Bettis' cancer has unexpectedly spread

He'll be undergoing chemotherapy "very soon." (Denverite)

Hotels aren't very fond of Airbnb, naturally

An industry group says the company is running "illegal hotels" that skirt regulations. (DBJ)

Take a look at the week in photos

Window cats, big cats, rallies and more. (Denverite)

And another cat

Miso-Chi the baby fishing cat is here to steal your heart away from Dobby the baby giraffe. (Just kidding, I know you have enough cute capacity for both.) (Denverite)

Now go do some stuff

Among your options today: A new play, an old musical, a favorite local band and, of course, the St. Patrick's Day parade. (Denverite)

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