Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, March 26

It’s Monday and Denver had a pretty busy weekend. Let’s get to it.

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View of a Cherry Creek flood in 1864. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/ X-29336)

Hello! It’s Monday and Denver had a pretty busy weekend. Let’s get to it.

There’s weather outside

The forecast keeps changing, of course, but here’s what we’re looking at right now, per the National Weather Service: Most cloudy with a high around 53 and 6 to 11 mph wind in the afternoon. There’s chance of rain before 3 p.m., then a chance of rain and thunderstorms between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., then likely rain and possibly a thunderstorm after 4 p.m. Got that? (NWS)

It’s César Chávez Day

Allan has:

  1. Your reminder that meter parking is free and non-essential city offices are closed.
  2. All the material you need to reflect on the legacy of the man who was a cornerstone of the Chicano movement in Colorado. (Denverite)
Here’s the story of a children’s book on deportation

“I sat in my car and I cried, and I cried, and I cried and I said, ‘I have to do something.’” Sitting there with tears streaming down her face, she called her friend and collaborator, Sally Nathenson-Mejia. “I said, ‘Sally, I think the best thing to deal with this is to write a book.’” (Denverite)

Government

A bill that would stop courts from using a disability as basis for denial of custody or adoption has passed the Colorado House. (9)

Attn: dorks

(Andy’s word, not mine.) We’ve got some census fun facts for you. For example, El Paso County is close to passing Denver in population. (Denverite)

Real estate

A five-story office building by Union Station — the one that houses Hopdaddy Burger Bar — is on the market for the second time in four years. (BusinessDen)

Here’s what $10.75 million will get you in Denver (in case you’re indulging lottery fantasies this morning). (DBJ)

In case you missed it

Coloradans came out in huge numbers for Saturday’s March for Our Lives. (Denverite)

Cary Kennedy once again ran away with a preference poll among delegates during the County Assembly Saturday. (Denverite)

The Cannabis Conversation, a campaign led by the CDOT, law enforcement and the marijuana industry, is surveying thousands of Colorado residents to find out how they feel about driving under the influence of marijuana. (DP)

Baby eagle cam! (7)