Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Sept. 17

Here’s what you might have missed while you were enjoying your Friday night or sleeping in this morning.

Rose Medical Center was locked down for a possible shooter

The entire campus sheltered in place as police responded to calls reporting gunshots. The search did not turn up victims or a suspect. We’ll continue to follow this story today. (Denverite)

Republicans call for an ethics investigation

They’re not happy that Gov. Hickenlooper stood in front of the state seal in a fundraising video. (Denverite)

Opioid painkiller overdoses kill an average of 300 people in Colorado each year

Here’s what’s being done about it. (9)

The Rockies rallied for a late win

Maybe the secret to a Rockies comeback is extreme weather. (AP)

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Now that you’re all caught up, go do something

Today: Titwrench music festival, the Crush street art festival, dining al fresco and more. (Denverite)

Oh, and it’s the last weekend to have fun until you puke at Lakeside, so get after it.

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.