Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Feb. 19

An 81-story skyscraper, development fears on South Pearl and more.

W. N. Rhodes & lion cubs, Elitch Gardens, April 25, 1897. (Harry H. Buckwalter/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/CHS-B912) elitch gardens; amusement park; archival; denver; denverite; kevinjbeaty; colorado;
W. N. Rhodes & lion cubs, Elitch Gardens, April 25, 1897. (Harry H. Buckwalter/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/CHS-B912)

Here’s a true Denver story: I opened my windows yesterday to let in some of that fresh, 70-degree air. Then I went to the park, out to dinner and to my boyfriend’s apartment.

See where that’s going? Yeah. I left my windows open to the cold and snow overnight. Rookie Denver move.

Anyway, I hope your Monday morning has been better than that. Here’s your news.



Zoo Baby Alert: Meet the new African Wild Dog puppies at the Denver Zoo

Their names are Cholula, Nigel, Livingstone and Theodore Roosevelt, and they are very good dogs.

African wild dog puppies at the Denver Zoo. (Courtesy of Denver Zoo)
African wild dog puppies at the Denver Zoo. (Courtesy of Denver Zoo)

Four African wild dog puppies are making their debut at the Denver Zoo tomorrow.

Their names are Cholula, Nigel, Livingstone and Theodore Roosevelt, and they are very good dogs.


Someone drove a car into The Hornet, and management is going to put up a sign asking that people not do that

A pedestrian was hit but was not seriously injured.

A car ran into The Hornet on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2018. (Courtesy: Sean Workman) south broadway; car crash;
A car ran into The Hornet on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2018. (Courtesy Sean Workman)

A man crashed his car into The Hornet restaurant on Broadway and First Avenue on Wednesday afternoon, hitting one pedestrian and doing extensive damage to a doorway and window.

Denver Police Department spokesman Doug Schepman said the person who was hit was not seriously injured.