Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, March 16

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Hi. Today’s news roundup includes the latest on school negotiations, local gun control, oil wells at DIA and more.

Demolition of the old Broadway theatre at 1756 Broadway on Feb. 21, 1955. (David Mathias/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library/X-24817)

Demolition of the old Broadway theater at 1756 Broadway on Feb. 21, 1955. (David Mathias/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library/X-24817)

Schools:

There’s still no long-term deal between Denver Public Schools and the teachers union, but a strike is looking less likely. (Chalkbeat via Denverite)

The law:

Denver police’s message to gun owners in February was more of a suggestion than an order: “If Denver residents are in possession of a bump stock, and would like to turn-in their bump stock to the Denver Police Department, they can do so at any Denver Police Station.” (Denverite)

Three Denver sheriff’s deputies have been reassigned while officials investigate why immigration authorities weren’t notified of the release of a jail inmate until an hour after he was already gone. (AP)

Politicians:

Sexual harassment accusations against Sen. Randy Baumgardner may be interrupting debate of the transportation bill. One Democrat asked, “How do I work with a colleague from across the aisle who has this cloud hanging over him?” (DP)

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis submitted more than 30,000 nominating petitions for his inclusion in the Democratic primary race for governor. (Denverite)

Transportation & development:

Did you know DIA owns more than 70 oil and gas wells that sit on its property? It does. And some of them are losing money. (DBJ)

Buncha road work in Arvada, starting at Indiana Street and West 72nd Avenue. (DP)

Los Angeles hired the L.A. Times’ architecture critic to be a “design czar.” He wants to “make the city’s buildings and public spaces more beautiful, inclusive, and efficient.” (CityLab)

Sporting:

The Colorado Senate unanimously approved higher fees for hunting and state parks. Now it’s on to the House. (Summit Daily)

Denver is among 23 cities included in the 2026 World Cup bid. Several others dropped out, saying it was too costly. (AP via Yahoo)

Fun:

This weekend brings the St. Patrick’s Day parade, of course, and the accompanying downtown boozing. But if that’s not your speed, there are a ton of other options. (Denverite)

The Dead Sea Scrolls are at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. (Denverite)

Matt and Kim have a lot of memories of Denver, including playing early shows at Rhinoceropolis. (303)

Eater has a map of Denver’s Mexican-style cuisine. (Eater)