Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, April 29

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It's still snowing.

We're supposed to get 1 to 2 inches today

My scientific assessment (looking out the window) says we're getting more than that, but I'm not meteorologist. We already got up to 8 inches over night. (DP)

Anyway, it'll stop eventually and tomorrow should be pretty OK. (Denverite)

If you're venturing out today...

Here's what architects say you should check out during Doors Open Denver.

It's time to say farewell to another Denver staple. Today's the last day to have a meal at Govinda's Garden.

And this goes without saying, probably, but don't try to go to Elitch Gardens today. It did not open for the season as planned. Try tomorrow.

Here are a few dozen other options for things to do today. Almost all of them are indoors. (Denverite)

A police officer was hit but a suspected drunk driver last night

The driver was going the wrong way on Welton Street, hit the officer's car and fled. The officer is in the hospital. (9)

RTD got another waiver from the feds

The A Line and B Line can keep running. (DBJ)

Got ideas about how to make the 16th Street Mall pretty?

The Downtown Denver Partnership is calling for artists to submit ideas aimed at changing how people think about public spaces. (Denverite)

Openly gay bishop Karen Oliveto could face trial

The Methodist Church's highest court says the Denver bishop can't be a "practicing" lesbian and should face trial. (AP)

Another oil and gas company responds to the Firestone home explosion

Great Western Oil & Gas Co. is shutting down wells for inspection after fatal home explosion. (AP)

John Elway is hoping DeMarcus Walker will work out better than his other second-round picks

After starting his tenure with solid second-round picks in Rahim Moore, Orlando Franklin, Derek Wolfe and Brock Osweiler, Elway’s last four second-round picks proved more head-scratcher than headliner. (AP)

Walker just arrived in Colorado, and he's seeing snow for the first time. (Twitter)

The Rockies won!

Kyle Freeland and Trevor Story led Colorado to a 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks yesterday. (AP)

And Chad Bettis, who is living in Arizona while he undergoes more treatment for cancer, got to play catch with his teammates. (AP)

Also: Outfielder Carlos Gonzales says he hasn't had heard from the team about his expiring $20 million contract. (BSN)

The Avalanche find out where they pick in the NHL Draft today

They've got an 18.1 percent chance at the No. 1 overall pick. (Tankathon)

Housing in Summit County is so expensive

(How expensive is it?!)

It's so expensive that a potential housing director turned down the job when he learned how expensive it is. ...Wait, that's not a joke. (Summit Daily)

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