Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Sept. 1

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It’s September, but that won’t stop this weekend from getting obnoxiously hot. It could be 96 degrees on Sunday. So, I’d recommend heading to the mountains to enjoy yourselves. Read this news first, though, so you have something to talk about.

Fred Dopp swings a sledge hammer during a "hard rock drilling contest" in Silverton on Labor Day in the 1930s. Fun! (Walker Art Studio/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Fred Dopp swings a sledge hammer during a "hard rock drilling contest" in Silverton on Labor Day in the 1930s. Fun! (Walker Art Studio/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Doing stuff:

This sleepaway camp for 20-somethings sounds like my personal hell: a party you can’t leave. Plus, the former camp counselor in me would be going nuts. Maybe you’d enjoy it? (Westword)

It’s your last weekend to drive up to the top of Mount Evans. Also, check out our guide for everything else happening this weekend.

Ski season is coming. Pass prices go up starting Monday. Let us help you make a decision. (Denverite)


After a decade of victories, Colorado’s DACA generation faces a new threat, and they have assembled allies behind them. Gov. John Hickenlooper will speak today about the DACA program, which grants work permits to people who were brought to the U.S. as children. It’s reportedly under threat by President Donald Trump. (Denverite)

And here’s what Denver’s doing when it comes to ICE and immigrants. Or you could listen to our podcast to find out — it’s highly recommended. (Denverite)

Is Randy Bryce, the iron worker from Wisconsin, really going to be the next ascendant candidate for the Democrats? I have no idea, but the local Dems are having him over for a fundraiser dinner. (ColPol)

Ozy has a kind-of-fun interview with Gov. John Hickenlooper. Really nothing we didn’t know already, but, here you go. (Ozy)

Transportation & environment:

The new 14th Street bikeway from Market to Colfax “feels safer than any on-street bikeway in the city,” as Dave Sachs writes. (Streetsblog)

Boulder’s National Center for Atmospheric Research has cut 18 people’s jobs and eliminated 18 vacant positions that had received money from the National Science Foundation. The foundation is dealing with a flat budget this year. (Camera, Science)

Housing & development:

There’s vacancy in Denver’s housing market, but it’s most often in the luxury apartments that have gone up all over the city. Denver is working on a program that will try to put more low-income people into those empty units with vouchers. Megan reports. (Denverite)

Denver voters will decide whether large buildings should have to green roofs, as Erica reports. (Denverite)

Two large, new shelters are set to open in Northeast Park Hill. Also, hundreds of volunteers are needed for a one-day event that puts people in touch with services they might need. (Denverite)


Aurora City Council decided it didn’t want to proceed with a new entertainment district/NASCAR track. The campaign to support the idea never really materialized, as Kara Mason reports. (Aurora Sentinel)

A seafood restaurant is moving into one of Olde Town Arvada’s prime spots this year, as Amy DiPierro reports. (BusinessDen)

ICYMI: Ikea is coming to Broomfield. (Denverite)

The Bagel Store is returning to southeast Denver. It will be renamed Rosenberg’s Kosher, in affiliation with that other bagel place. Ashley reports. (Denverite)

Tons of new businesses are set for DIA. (Denverite)


Sports Authority’s name will still be on Mile High when the real season kicks off on Sept. 11 against Los Angeles. This might take a while longer, as Michael Roberts reports. RIP, Sports Authority. (Westword)

The AP has a profile of Colorado’s newest starting quarterback. (Denverite)

Happy 50th, Ralphie(s) the Buffalo(es). (Denverite)