Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, June 3
The March for Truth, the 4/20 rally battle, open mountain roads and rivers and more.
Hello, Denver. Kevin got you an urban bunny photo. Allow me to get you the news.
The March for Truth is happening today
It starts at 11 a.m. and it’s happening in Commons Park. I bolded that so you wouldn’t mistakenly show up at Civic Center Park, where most of the protests have happened this year.
Denver will be one of 94 cities across the country to host a rally to call for an independent commission with subpoena powers and for congressional investigations to continue into the Trump administration’s ties to Russia. (Denverite)
It should be a beautiful day for it
Mostly sunny and 79, the National Weather Service says. (Denverite)
It’s also great weather for tubing
But the water might be very cold. Still, the St. Vrain is now safe for tubing, officials say. Be careful. (Denverite)
Less cold and wet ways to take advantage of the weather:
Among the many things going on in Denver today are the People’s Fair, Sun Drenched Music Fest, the Denver Chalk Art Festival and the Highlands Street Fair. (Denverite)
It’s also great weather for… buying commercial real estate?
OK I lost the thread there. But anyway: a Lakewood-based real estate firm recently bought a business center near Interstates 25 and 270 for $18.1 million. As Adrian points out, that’s more than 335 times the median income in Denver. (Denverite)
As promised, 4/20 rally organizers are fighting back
Miguel Lopez and his colleagues filed a 14-page appeal of the city’s decision that reads, in part, “The 420 Rally is singled out improperly because of the City and County’s hostility and animus against our message; our taste in music, culture, and art; our participants; our organizational leadership and their history of political activism.” (Denverite)
Take a look at the changes coming to DIA
The $1 billion renovation of Jeppesen Terminal’s Great Hall will move the security screening up one floor and give the whole space a makeover. (DBJ)
There was a fatal hit-and-run on S. Broadway last night
A car struck two people in an alley near Broadway and Ellsworth. A woman died and a man is seriously injured. Police have arrested someone. (Denverite)
The Rockies lost to the Padres
Colorado is having a great season, but the Padres are on fire right now. (AP)
You might be able to get up Mt. Evans next week
Crews are plugging away at the snow on Mount Evans road. This morning, CDOT announced that the road is open from Echo Lake to Summit Lake. (AP / Denverite)
Same goes for Corona Pass
And Jason Blevins was along for the ride with a 360 camera. (DP)