Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Oct. 7

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The Great American Beer Festival in Denver on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (Paul Karolyi for Denverite)

The Great American Beer Festival in Denver on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (Paul Karolyi for Denverite)

Like beer flowing in the Convention Center, there’s a steady stream of news flowing this weekend to quench our thirsty minds.

Read today’s news roundup for the happenings on Denver streets, weather updates and, of course, to catch up on Colfax week so far.

Serious snow:

You know how we’re getting snow on Monday that could break tree branches? (Denverite)

Well, that storm just got upgraded with its own winter storm watch. (DP)

Safer streets:

The city of Denver has updated its plan to end traffic-related deaths by 2030, and it starts with some immediate action on Federal Boulevard and Colfax Avenue. (Streetsblog Denver)

Colfax Week highlights:

You can’t claim to know Nob Hill Inn, possibly the oldest dive bar on East Colfax, unless you know the morning and evening stories. (Denverite)

Andy exhausted a team of librarians trying to figure out who crowned Colfax Avenue the “longest, wickedest street in America.” (Denverite)

Weekend listening:

Do you have dishes to wash this weekend? Click “play” on this week’s Denverite Now and let Erica guide you through her exhaustive look at gentrification in Denver. (Denverite)

Maybe you’re on to meal prep for the week by now. Do what I do and listen to another podcast that makes you feel smarter. Changing Denver host (and also my husband) Paul Karolyi has a new episode about women in the cannabis industry that fits the bill. (Changing Denver)

Office rents are going up too:

Driven by Western Union and other big employer moves, direct asking lease rates have risen 3 percent from this time in 2016. Plus, rents in the Denver Tech Center area rose even faster than downtown. (DP)

Movie time:

The 40th annual Denver Film Festival is less than a month and the Denver Post has piqued my interest in this year’s offerings. Check out some highlights, like Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.” (DP)

Weekend fun:

Please enjoy this beautiful weather before it’s gone, use Ashley’s guide to the weekend’s happenings. (Denverite)

The Great American Beer Fest continues this weekend, and if you haven’t plotted out your must try beers yet — (one of Denverite’s pro tips) — Eater Denver spotted some buzzy ones. (Eater Denver)