Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Oct. 2

What’s happening in Denver and Colorado this week, including early snowstorms in the mountains, politicians in Denver and more.

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Hi. I’m not feeling very witty this morning. I’m sure few of us are. Let’s talk about what’s happening in Colorado this week, from an early snowstorm to the politicians’ return to the statehouse.

Clouds over Rocky Mountain National Park. (Ansel Adams)

Clouds over Rocky Mountain National Park. (Ansel Adams)

Beautiful Colorado:

There are some truly wonderful images of Colorado’s outdoors in High Country News’ yearly photo contest. The winning image from Rocky Mountain National Park is perfect, but I really like the Mount Sneffels photo at No. 9. (High Country)

A lingering storm could put 6 to 10 inches of snow in the mountains today. It was bad enough to shut down Interstate 70 in both directions yesterday. Down here, it’s cool and rainy today. Another storm may arrive later this week. (Denverite)

Development:

Dave Sachs examines the political movements that delivered transit and transportation funding in Los Angeles and Seattle. People involved there say that Denver needs a political champion who can convince people that transit is a “must have.” (Streetsblog)

Work is getting underway on Market Station, a block-sized project that includes 370,000 square feet on a former RTD bus terminal at 16th and Market. (DBJ)

ICYMI: Denver has released the comprehensive housing plan that will guide its investments and programs for the next five years and seek to turn the tide of what officials are calling a housing crisis, as Erica reports. (Denverite)

Politics:

The pols are back in town. They’re supposed to fix a mistake that was denying funding to RTD and other groups. Everyone’s mad. (AP via Denverite)

Art & cuisine:

Eric Gorski has an excellent calendar of recommended beer events that are in town alongside Great American Beer Festival. (Denverite)

The relocated and expanded Kirkland Museum is nearly done. I’ve been walking by it daily. Its new look is rather striking and very yellow. (Infill)

Little Man Ice Cream has huge plans for the year ahead. Daliah Singer reports on the rise of the dairy empire. (5280)

Sports:

The Rockies lost two out of three to the Dodgers to end the regular season, but both teams are still heading to the playoffs. The Rox wild-card game is Wednesday. (AP via Denverite)

The Broncos defense secured a narrow win for the team, making them 3-1 on the season. (Denverite)

Business:

Golden-based HomeAdvisor now owns Angie’s List, a purchase that expanded its staff by a third. Tamara Chuang reports. (DP)

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