Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, May 10
Hi. Life tip: Buy a ton of little glass containers and fill them with oatmeal, fruit and nut butter on Sunday. Now you don’t need to think about breakfast anymore. That’s how I’m eating some nutritious-as-heck oatmeal right now, despite the fact that I have been doing the news all morning. Fascinating.
Anyway, here’s what’s new: RTD delays, the best milkshakes in town, redevelopment, new development and more. Oh, and James Comey got fired.
RTD hoped to open two new stops on the B Line on May 21, but it won’t happen just yet. They’re still sorting out some details with the private contractor Denver Transit Partners, as Cathy Proctor reports. (DBJ)
“Travelers of the Lost Dimension” is an “adventure comedy” at the Stanley Marketplace in Aurora. Stephanie Wolf takes you there. (CPR)
Ashley ate so many diner shakes and fries. Now, the results. My hero. (Denverite)
Rebuilding in Cap Hill:
It’s not all new construction. Sometimes it’s new construction in the skeleton of old construction. Kyle Dobbins looks at two adaptive reuse projects in Cap Hill. (Urbanism)
Also, here’s the plan for 84 tiny apartments coming to 36th and Wynkoop. (Infill)
The DAM project:
Denver Art Museum is undertaking a huge overhaul of its crazy modernist castle. It ranges from humidity and temperature control to new gallery space, a new welcome center, a rooftop deck, 50,000 square feet of new construction, better pedestrian connections and more. It will take five years, starting late this year. Jamie Siebrase goes deep, including interviews and some history of the building. (Confluence)
One accomplice told authorities that Sean Crumpler of Aurora sexually victimized more than 150 boys. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison for bringing underage boys from California to his home, “where they were made sex slaves for him and other men,” as Noelle Phillips reports.
Farmers watching the weather:
“Farmers and ranchers, with their livelihoods intimately tied to weather and the environment, may not be able to depend on research conducted by the government to help them adapt to climate change if the Trump Administration follows through on campaign promises to shift federal resources away from studying the climate.” Luke Runyon lays out the questions ahead. (KUNC)
The mall is still closed today after the storm earlier this week. (Denverite)
The new DA:
DA Beth McCann just released her first decision on an officer-involved shooting. She cleared Denver and Aurora officers in the killing of a Montbello man who had, she found, shot an officer before the police opened fire. As promised during the campaign, she will hold a community meeting. (Denverite)
The old Zengo location on Little Raven will become a veggie-focused restaurant called Wayward. (Denverite)