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

We’ve got a raft of interesting politics news today, from the upcoming local elections to an interview with the governor. Plus other stuff.

Hi. We’ve got a raft of interesting politics news today, from the upcoming local elections to an interview with the governor and more. Take a look.

A bicycle repair shop in Denver circa 1910-1915. (William W. Cecil Collection/History Colorado/Denver Public Library/CHS-X3436)
A bicycle repair shop in Denver circa 1910-1915. (William W. Cecil Collection/History Colorado/Denver Public Library/ CHS-X3436)

Defying deportation, Ingrid Encalada will enter sanctuary once again

Ingrid Encalada Latorre prays with supporters before her second post-conviction hearing at the Jefferson County Courthouse, Aug. 16, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) immigration; undocumented; jefferson county courthouse; denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty;
Ingrid Encalada Latorre prays with supporters before her second post-conviction hearing at the Jefferson County Courthouse, Aug. 16, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Instead of showing up to Denver International Airport to have her GPS ankle bracelet removed and board a flight to Peru, Ingrid Encalada defied deportation orders on Tuesday for the second time in a year. With her two kids in tow, she drove this morning to Foothills Unitarian Church in Fort Collins to live in sanctuary once again.


Denver weather today, Oct. 17: Sunny and even warmer

Woof. It is going to be downright warm today, with a high of 79 degrees and clear, sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. The mountains are seeing temperatures in the 50s and 60s. The atmosphere is unusually dry, creating a fire danger on the plains.

A Pacific storm system over the weekend is expected to bring cooler temperatures and some moisture, especially to the mountains, but only for a couple days.


Get Colorado’s kids ready for the military by investing in bike and pedestrian projects, report says

A Montbello sidewalk. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) montbello; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty;
A Montbello sidewalk. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

While Colorado may be the fittest state in the nation, its kids are not.

In fact, 70 percent of young adults in Colorado are ineligible for military service because of their weight, according to a study from Council for a Strong America.

To fix that, the study proposes investments in bicycle and pedestrian projects. Kind of a fun bipartisan marriage of traditionally conservative issues (military) and traditionally liberal ones (urbanism). 



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