Now that you’re up and moving, are you ready for a fruit take? Excellent. Peaches are a top-five fruit. When I was a kid, my dad used to drive out to the rural Texas to buy a half bushel of them. He’d return to the ‘burbs with a couple bags of them, and I’d get my peach fix for the rest of the summer. Good times.
But enough about the hairy, delicious fruit. Here’s what you need to know today.
Why a nearly $1 billion bond isn’t enough money for Denver
When Denver City Council members sat down this week to discuss a proposed $937 million bond program, many of them felt like it just wasn’t enough money. This bond package is the largest that Denver ever will have presented to its voters, but roughly half of it will go to deferred maintenance. (Denverite)
Colorado has reached a marijuana milestone
Pot sales have brought in $500 million in revenue in the three and a half years it’s been legal. Of that money, $160 million has gone to schools. (9)
Joe Biden is coming to Denver
The former vice president will be at the Paramount Theatre on Dec. 2 to promote his new book, “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship and Purpose.” The book describes Biden’s difficulties balancing a political career while recovering from the death of his son. (Denverite)
Five years ago they survived Aurora and Sandy Hook — then they found each other
Jordan Murphy, a football player at Colorado, and Reiden Posey, a middle schooler who lives in Parker, both survived mass shootings five years ago. Those events helped the two form an unlikely bond. (DP)
The Rockies’ offense is alive
The Rockies — led by Nolan Arenado’s three-home-run, five-hit day — hung 18 runs on San Diego Wednesday. They’ve scored 49 runs in their last four games, all of which were wins. (Denverite)
DIA’s terminal renovations contract drops
Denver International Airport has settled on a complex, $1.8 billion contract with a partner that would perform a four-year terminal renovation and oversee new concession spaces for the following three decades. (DP)
Denver apartment rents rise — but only by a little
For the second quarter in a row this year, rents rose by about $37. That means an average rent of $1,419.74 for metro Denver, according to a report. (Denverite)