Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Sept. 10

Before you ditch all your screens for the day, here’s what you should know.

There are things to do, sunshine to soak up.

It’s going to be a very nice day. You should consider spending it outside, perhaps at Tour de Fat or getting some ice cream and a cocktail. (Denverite)

Eight Colorado counties are losing their Latino population.

And it’s happening faster there than in many other places in the U.S. The Great Recession is to blame, as usual. (Denverite)

A Colorado company bought Formula One. The whole thing.

Englewood-based Liberty Media Corp., led by Colorado billionaire John Malone, put down $4.4 billion for NASCAR’s European cousin. The company also owns the Atlanta Braves. (Denverite)

Denverites aren’t doing a great job of registering their bikes.

More bikes have been stolen each year than have been registered since the Denver Police changed the way they record registered bikes. Have a look at where people are registering most and where bikes are getting stolen most. (Denverite)

Some Colorado scientists have the very cute job to do.

Biologists will survey prairie dogs from a low-flying plane next week. (DP)

What’s next for Peyton Manning?

The man could stand to just chill for a bit, but here’s an idea of what might be in store. (Hint: It doesn’t involve getting clobbered by very large men.) (Denverite)

A Rockies pitcher had a great day.

Tyler Chatwood, who is generally much better at throwing balls than he is at hitting them, did both things very well Friday night. (DP)

Police arrested a man for two attacks.

Damaricus Bookhart was charged with robbery, assault and failing to register as a sex offender after police connected him to two attacks on women on the High Line Canal Trail. (CBS)

Amazon opened a new Colorado office.

A tech office is now open in Broomfield, and it’s hiring. (DBJ)

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.