Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Nov. 22

A view of Curtis Street from 16th Street in Denver sometime in the late 19th century. (William Henry Jackson/Denver Public Library/History Colorado, William Henry Jackson Collection/3803; 86.200.2246)

Hey there. Today’s news roundup includes solar news, Musk news, architecture news, streets news and more.

A view of Curtis Street from 16th Street in Denver sometime in the late 19th century. (William Henry Jackson/Denver Public Library/History Colorado, William Henry Jackson Collection/3803; 86.200.2246)
A view of Curtis Street from 16th Street in Denver sometime in the late 19th century. (William Henry Jackson/Denver Public Library/History Colorado, William Henry Jackson Collection/3803; 86.200.2246)

Travel delays today, but tomorrow’s looking all clear.

DIA is currently experiencing departure delays of about 26 minutes, according to FlightAware. It should clear out later today. (Denverite)

Tesla now owns a Colorado solar company.

SolarCity has been installing rooftop systems since 2010. It is now wholly owned by Tesla Motors, which paid $2 billion in stock. (DBJ)

Mid-mods get preservation rules, Victorian house does not.

New rules approved by the Denver City Council will make it harder to modify Krisana Park’s mid-century homes, although they won’t prevent demolitions.

Meanwhile, the city decided not to set a Queen Anne home as a “landmark,” mostly because the homeowner objected. This could mean fewer “hostile designations” in the future. (Denverite)

Rich guy vs. rich guy:

Wolfgang Puck has a new restaurant called “The Kitchen.” Kimbal Musk started using that name 11 years ago, and so Musk is suing Puck. I think they should team up and rename all their properties to “Pusk.” (Denverite)

Galvanize will close its Fort Collins campus.

The co-working company will close its 15,000-square-foot northern Colorado space by the end of the year, leaving 57 companies and 120 members looking for a new office. Galvanize has operated there for about a year. (BizWest)

The people who were killed while walking and biking in Denver this year:

Streetsblog has pulled together names, photos and information to make the point that Denver “can do much more to redesign streets for greater safety and prevent traffic fatalities.” (Streetsblog)

The R Line won’t be here until January.

A little more detail on the delays we mentioned yesterday – for the Aurora line, at least, it’s due to “technical issues” and a lack of time for testing. Reportedly: “Kiewit, the contractor building the light rail did not hand the project over to RTD in time.” (Aurora Sentinel)

Why you should really practice gun safety:

An Aurora man was arrested Saturday on suspicion that he had pointed a loaded revolver at kids who threw snowballs at his van while he napped in Boulder. He reportedly said that he was “scared,” and so he pointed an instrument of death at the kids. (Boulder Daily Camera)

Correction: I said Elon Musk owned The Kitchen. It is Kimbal Musk.

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.