Hi there. You might have noticed that Denver in 5 is showing up much earlier in the morning. That’s because it’s now synchronized with our daily newsletter. Many of these items now appear in our email blast, but I’m still throwing in some extra-special bonus stuff for the website edition. Thank you for reading, and thanks to all of our local journalists for continuing the work they do. It really matters.
It’ll be in the 70s tomorrow and chillier on Sunday. There’s a chance of some decent snow in the mountains starting Saturday.
Ashley’s lovely list of things to do includes a Día de los Muertos party co-hosted by Museo de las Americas and the Denver Film Festival. (Denverite)
Paul Karolyi has pulled together a list of “iconic cheap eats” in Denver, from Pho Duy to Quiznos, which was born at 13th and Grant. (Eater)
A man featured on local television as an expert on family tracking apps also has been convicted of extortion and stalking, Michael Roberts reports. (Westword)
Colorado Justice Allison Eid will replace Neil Gorsuch as a federal court judge. Democratic Sen. Micahel Bennet crossed party lines to support her, while critics decried her as another extremist. (Colorado Politics)
The percentage of the Latino population that speaks Spanish is going down — and it’s lower in Denver than in 24 other metro areas surveyed by the Pew Research Center. The reason? Most of them were born here. (Denverite)
Here’s how a CU team does marijuana research: You get high in your own house, on your own weed, and then you get in their big white van and run through a battery of tests, including “remember a grocery list.” Sounds legit, and it pays $150. Sam Brasch reports. (CPR)