Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, April 8

Baseball, crime, things to do and more.

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Javon the Unique paints a wall. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Javon the Unique paints a wall. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Baseball is back, baby

Why do Rockies fans keep coming back to Coors Field in spite of all the losing? The weather, the party and the hope of one day seeing something special are a couple reasons why. (Denverite)

And, hey, they won last night. Denver native Kyle Freeland gave up four hits with a pair of walks and struck out six, including the first batter up, in his major league debut with the Rockies. They beat the Dodgers 2-1 on Opening Day. (AP)

Speaking of Opening Day, as always, LoDo turned crazy and weird and purple. (Denverite)

Also: Kevin dug up some images that let us see what might have been for baseball in Denver. Urban planner and Denver native Karle Seydel imagined a future for Union Park and the Denver Bears. (Denverite)

<h6″>Patrick Finney, owner of FINN Real Estate, accused of taking up-skirt videos of women at open houses

An ex-girlfriend of Finney’s told Denver police this year that she had found videos in Finney’s email account that had been recorded by pointing a camera up multiple women’s skirts and dresses. (Denverite)

Richard Kirk was sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing his wife, Kristine Kirk, in 2014

He claimed that eating weed candy drove him to it, and in a 13-minute 911 call, Kristine said he was hallucinating, ranting about the end of the world and asking her to kill him. (DP)

Jamal Murray had a great night

He had a very pretty dunk and scored a career-high 30 as the Nuggets beat the Pelicans 122-106. (AP)

An inmate was accidentally release from jail in Brighton

He pretended to be another inmate who was supposed to be freed that day. The Adam’s County Sheriff’s Office has not said how. (AP)

Sports Authority’s former headquarters sold for $15.7 million

And not too long after former CEO Michael Foss put his home on the market for $3.5 million. (DBJ)

Our  building was sold

A Boulder businessman bought the historic Golden Triangle building that houses Galvanize. (Denverite)

 Sephora is coming to the 16th Street Mall

It will move in next to Maggiano’s at the Denver Pavilions. (Denverite)

Don’t worry. It won’t be that loud…

That’s Boom Technology’s reassurance for the new generation of supersonic planes that the Colorado company is developing in an attempt to revive super-fast air travel. (Denverite)

Things to do today

1. Definitely go outside.* 2. Consider one of these things. Comedy and beer, maybe?

*If you’re going outside, we’ve got the 411 on spring hikes that don’t suck. (Denverite)

And tonight, No. 1 DU plays No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth for the NCAA hockey title. (DP) Yesterday, University of Denver hockey captain and defenseman Will Butcher won the Hobey Baker Award, given every year to the top NCAA hockey player. (Denverite)