Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Oct. 7

Happy Friday, Denver. Here’s everything you should read before you rush off into the weekend.

It’s almost time to vote for president. Ready?

We answer any question you might have about voting in Denver. (Denverite)

Look at how development will change 14th and Wynkoop

We even made a fancy slider to visualize it for you. (Denverite)

Trevor Siemian is back at practice

Gary Kubiak: “I think we took a big step forward today.” (AP)

Approximately 1 million things to do this weekend

OK, it’s not that much, but it’s a lot. Get busy. (Denverite)

27 can’t-miss breweries at GABF

A coast-to-coast who’s who — and who’s tasty — at the Super Bowl of beer (Denverite)

Nuggets lose a starting player for 4-6 weeks

Shooting guard Gary Harris is recovering from a groin injury. (Denverite)

It’s getting crazy out there

People are paying fees of around $1,000 for rush appraisals on homes. (Denverite)

Denver-based marijuana packaging files for bankruptcy protection

The dramatic legal proceedings involve allegations of theft and corporate espionage.  (Denverite)

Someone reported a mannequin with a weapon in an Aurora park

It turned out to be a dead body with an apparent gunshot wound. (DP)

The man killed by police at CU Boulder has been identified

28-year-old Brandon Simmons of Thornton was fatally shot after threatening someone with a machete. (AP)

Colfax Corridor Connections got a $1.35 million grant

And planning continues for the project meant to expand bus service on East Colfax. (7)

If you see a 7-foot-tall man cruising around Denver on a bicycle, it’s probably the Nuggets’ Jusuf Nurkic

He’s already sick of Denver traffic. (Denverite)

How to not embarrass yourself

Specifically while drinking and talking about beer. One thing at a time. (Denverite)

Zengo reopens for dinner on Monday

The neighborhood staple returns with a new look and a new menu from a big-name chef. (Denverite)

All the best looks last night at GABF

Mario and Luigi stepped out with their princesses. Also a shark was there. (Denverite)

Here’s a particularly fabulous way to celebrate the season

M Uptown — or as I call it, Mary’s Ghost — is turning its long-running Dreamgirls drag cabaret into drag murder mystery theater for three weeks. (Westword)

Five Points is getting a new brewery

Jordan Fink and Chad Moore plan to open Woods Boss Brewing Co. in the spring. (BusinessDen)

Aqib Talib could still be punished for shooting himself

The Broncos cornerback says he’s more focused on Atlanta, though. (AP)

Remember that time the Buffs beat Missouri after being granted an extra down?

That was 26 years ago. Time continues to chug mercilessly forward. (Denverite)

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, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.