Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Nov. 25

For one thing, you’re allowed to start listening to Christmas music now.

Denver Downtown Partnership airlifts a Southwest Zamboni for the Skyline Park ice rink. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Denver Downtown Partnership airlifts a Southwest Zamboni for the Skyline Park ice rink. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Skyline Park ice rink. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

For one thing, you’re allowed to start listening to Christmas music now.

What’s going on with City Park Golf Course?

Well, the city still wants to use it for flood mitigation and some residents really, really don’t want that. (Denverite)

Take a look at the history of the Cherry Creek Mall

Kevin writes, “As America once again plunges into shopping season, we took a look back at Denver’s very own commercial cathedral, the Cherry Creek Mall. The shopping center we know today was a major development in its time and even the center of some controversy.” (Denverite)

The Broncos and the Chiefs are more alike that you’d like to admit

Christian looks at how the teams stack up ahead of Sunday’s game. (Denverite)

Coloradans in the pot industry are exited about legalization in other states

Why? They’ll want consultation. (CPR)

Go outside!

It’s great and it’s free. Take advantage of #FreshAirFriday in Colorado state parks. (Denverite)

Or if that’s not an option today…

… there are plenty of other things you can do in Denver. (Denverite)

A  local 96-year-old man ran a 5K in record time

Whatever you did for exercise on Thanksgiving morning, I bet it wasn’t this impressive.

It’s incredible that Terran Hasselbach is playing football

The Buffs linebacker, son of two-time Super Bowl winner Harald Hasselbach, survived a terrible car accident as a child. (AP)

A homicide investigation is underway in northeast Denver

Denver police are looking into a shooting death early Thanksgiving morning in Elyria-Swansea. (Denverite)

Not the kind of fire you want from a date

A kitchen fire at the Cherry Cricket on Wednesday night hurt no one and caused minimal damage, but it did wreck a first date. (CBS)

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.