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

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Hi there. I started off my career in traditional newspapers (the printed kind), where I was lucky to have many mentors. Their most important lesson: If you go and talk to a ton of people, you will learn interesting things. That strategy works here on the internet too, and today it brings you stories about Sunnyside, immigration, beer and more.

A coal conveyor at the Lacombe power plant in Denver, 1919. (Rocky Mountain Photo Company/Denver Public Library/Western History & Genealogy Dept.)

A coal conveyor at the Lacombe power plant in Denver, 1919. (Rocky Mountain Photo Company/Denver Public Library/Western History & Genealogy Dept.)

Development:

A new rail station may accelerate development in historically working-class Sunnyside. Here’s a look at 12 projects. (Denverite)

What looks like a park and acts like a drainage ditch? It’s this mile-long thing coming to North Denver. Watch this. (Denverite)

Health:

The city is opening free access to rec centers for the city’s growing population of people 60 and older. (Denverite)

Immigration:

The government deported about 150 percent more people from Colorado and Wyoming in fiscal 2017, the largest increase in the country. ICE says it is targeting the interior. (Denverite)

Politics:

Bente Birkland explains how the culture of the Capitol has discouraged reports of sexual harassment. (KUNC)

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis was one of 58 to vote to begin impeachment proceedings against the president. The proposal is going nowhere fast. (Colorado Politics)

Entertainment:

Ashley has your big list of things to do, with not too much “Nutcracker,” which is sad because I’ve never seen it. (Denverite)

Both New Belgium Brewing Co. and Odell Brewing Co. were hoping to be open in Denver before the end of the year, but their developments ran into construction delays. They’ll open next year instead. (Denverite)

We are working on a wonderful guide to the city’s breweries, divided by neighborhood. (Denverite)

Ray Rinaldi is all about the Golden Triangle’s gallery scene. (The Know)