Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Jan. 3

The Denver Stock Yards in 1936, with the South Platte River on the right and Globeville toward the top of the frame. The National Western Center arena can be seen at center left. (Denver Public Library/ Rocky Mountain News Archives / WH2129)

Hi. Today’s the first day for my New Year’s resolution: Plan out every workday in the morning and review what I did in the evening. I’ll keep you updated. Meanwhile, here’s my read of the morning news, from the weather to a virtual art exhibit.

The Denver Stock Yards in 1936, with the South Platte River on the right and Globeville toward the top of the frame. The National Western Center arena can be seen at center left. (Denver Public Library/ Rocky Mountain News Archives / WH2129)
The Denver Stock Yards in 1936, with the South Platte River on the right and the National Western Center arena at center left. (Denver Public Library/ Rocky Mountain News Archives / WH2129)

It might snow every day for the rest of this week.

But we have no idea how much. The various computer models call for everything from a couple inches to ten-plus. We might see a bit this morning, but it really should start Wednesday. (Weather5280)

Virtual art:

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts Complex is hosting a virtual-reality art exhibition on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 7:30 p.m. (DBJ)

Big stuff coming to Federal Boulevard:

A local group has been pushing for redevelopment on Federal for years, but few developers have taken the bait. What might change that: Improvements to the road, a huge new CDOT headquarters, massive investment in Sun Valley and more. (Denverite)

The search for David Puckett continues:

The FBI have assigned 50 agents to join 100 local officers in the search for the 6-year-old boy, who went missing from a home on Amherst Avenue on New Year’s Eve. (DP)

Update: Awful news. Police have found a child’s body in an icy pond. No confirmation of whether it’s David. (Denverite)

Black Hawk’s big bet:

The mountain gambling town is putting millions into revamping its central strip, and Monarch Casino is building a big new hotel and a casino expansion. Will it be enough to keep up with gamblers’ changing tastes? (CPR)

Andrew Kenney

Author: Andrew Kenney

Andrew Kenney writes about public spaces, Denver phenomena and whatever else. He previously worked for six years as a reporter at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. His most prized possession is his collection of bizarre voicemail. Leave him one at 303-502-2803, or email akenney@denverite.com.