Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Nov. 15

Ice skating on City Park Lake, Denver, Colorado; view east to Museum of Natural History building under construction in 1901; shows edge of City Park bandstand far left and groups seated on park bench on sandy shore. Circa 1901. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-410)historic; denver public library; dpl; archive; archival; denverite

Today’s news roundup includes apartment development, supersonic flight, the growth of renewables in Eastern Colorado and the planned sweeps of homeless people today in Denver.

Ice skating on City Park Lake, Denver, Colorado; view east to Museum of Natural History building under construction in 1901; shows edge of City Park bandstand far left and groups seated on park bench on sandy shore. Circa 1901. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-410) historic; denver public library; dpl; archive; archival; denverite
Ice skating on City Park Lake. Circa 1901. More historical photos here. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-410)

We could get snow tomorrow night and Thursday:

Maybe a little in Denver, and more in the mountains. And somehow it’s 79 degrees here in Denver today. (Denverite)

Denargo Market’s going to be huge.

AMLI is the latest national developer to plan apartments at the site near the South Platte River on the southwest side of RiNo. (BusinessDen)

Democrats could take the Colorado Board of Education.

Democrat Rebecca McClellan has a thin lead over incumbent Republican Debora Scheffel. (KUNC)

Wind in the east:

Wind and solar have had an estimated $2.7 billion economic impact in Eastern Colorado. Cathy Proctor takes a deeper look. (DBJ; paywall)

Hundreds rallied for young immigrants at CSU.

Donald Trump has promised to rescind DACA, (Denverite) the executive order that protects hundreds of thousands of people who arrived in the U.S. as undocumented immigrants at a young age. A rally at CSU is the first I’ve seen here since the election that was exclusively about DACA. (Collegian)

Bike a 14er:

To me, the only thing worse than climbing on a bike is descending on a bike. This looks less than fun. (BikeMag)

An artist’s vision of a Colorado-born supersonic passenger jet:

This is what Boom’s 45-person flyer could look like. (DBJ) Meanwhile, Alaska Airlines just flew a commercial flight with “wood-sourced” fuel from a Douglas County company. (DP)

Homeless sweeps today:

We’re on the scene as Denver prepares to clear a group of homeless people from Park Avenue West and Broadway. (Denverite)

What will open primaries do to Colorado?

We just approved a whole new way of selecting candidates. At worst, it could make the elections less accessible to grassroots candidates and allow unaffiliated voters to mess with the partisan system. Best case, it gets more people involved in the political process. Matt Johnson has more. (5280)

Andrew Kenney

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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.