What you need to know about Colorado’s Hepatitis A outbreak

Fifty-seven people have contracted Hepatitis A in Colorado this year, and one person has died.

Fifty-seven people have contracted Hepatitis A in Colorado this year, and one person has died. The outbreak already has produced twice as many cases in 2017 as the state had for all of 2016.

“Colorado, like much of the U.S., unfortunately is seeing quite an increase in the number of cases,” said state epidemelogist Dr. Rachel Herlihy in an interview with Denverite.


Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Sept. 22

Hey! Today is the autumnal equinox, one of two dates each year when the hours are nearly split between day and night. Twelve hours of sun, twelve hours of dark, and it’s the start of fall. Here’s what else is happening.

Gates Rubber Co. workers stopped the humming machinery in the Denver factory to pose for this picture in 1917. (Rocky Mountain News/Denver Public Library/RMN-040-5223)
Gates Rubber Co. workers stopped the humming machinery in the Denver factory to pose for this picture in 1917. (Rocky Mountain News/Denver Public Library/RMN-040-5223)

Denver weather: Cool temperatures arrive this weekend, including mountain snow

Good morning. The high in Denver today is 82 degrees, and breezy winds are expected, according to the National Weather Service. The autumnal equinox, or the beginning of fall, also arrives today.

Tomorrow, fall arrives in style with a high of 65 degrees and likely precipitation. That falls to 57 degrees on Sunday and 56 degrees on Monday, with more rain throughout, NWS predicts. Snow is likely above 9,000 feet on Saturday and Sunday nights.

Temperatures will stay relatively cool through all of next week, according to NWS.


Denver plans to buy Park Hill Golf Club for $21 million; golf unlikely to survive there

The proposed deal, which would require the approval of the Denver City Council, would have Denver pay $20.5 million over the course of 30 years for the property.

Homes sit behind a screen protecting them from stray balls hit at the Park Hill Golf Course. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) park hill; golf course; denver; denverite; kevinjbeaty; colorado; sports;
Homes sit behind a screen protecting them from stray balls hit at the Park Hill Golf Club. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The city of Denver is preparing to purchase the 155-acre Park Hill Golf Club, which sits on land controlled by the nonprofit Clayton Early Learning in northeastern Denver.

The proposed deal, which would require the approval of the Denver City Council, would have Denver pay $20.5 million over the course of 30 years for the property.

While no plans for the future use of the land have been announced, this deal would likely mark the end of its long tenure as a golf course.