Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Nov. 20

Hello, true believers. It’s Monday and, judging by social media, you’re either already off work or counting down the hours.

Hello, true believers. It’s Monday and, judging by social media, you’re either already off work or counting down the hours. Let’s get ready to gratefuuuuuul.

(I know that didn’t really work but I’m leaving it.)

Denverite throws a panel discussion about homelessness and housing insecurity, Nov. 14, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; denverite; kevinjbeaty; colorado; curious theatre;
Denverite held a panel discussion about homelessness and housing insecurity on Nov. 14, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver voter turnout on higher end of recent off-year elections, with surge on election day

Well, younger Coloradans got around to it eventually. Younger than 61, that is.

Voting booths at the Harvey Park Recreation Center. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) kevinjbeaty; denverite; denver; colorado; voting; election; ballot; harvey park; vote;
Voting booths at the Harvey Park Recreation Center. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Well, younger Coloradans got around to it eventually. Younger than 61, that is. We’ll get to the younger-than-41 question in a minute.

Denver turned out about as well as can be expected in a year when all that was being asked of it was to consider a billion dollars in projects, green roofs and school board seats. This still could be the highest number of ballots returned in an off-year election. 


All hail people aged 61 and older, you are the rightful rulers of Colorado, where the median age is about 36

I remember a lot of really great tweets and Facebook posts about how everyone was going to pay super close attention to local elections from now on.

Tim Drago, a support judge, braves a roaring hailstorm to collect ballots from passing voters. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) hail; storm; rain; cowx; election; ballot; vote; denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty;
Here’s somebody voting in a hailstorm last year. What’s your excuse? (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Hey, it’s November and I just got my “I Voted” sticker in the mail. Let’s have a look at who’s voted in Colorado so far — probably all of us, right? I remember a lot of really great tweets and Facebook posts about how everyone was going to pay super close attention to local elections from now on.

I’ll just pull up this email from Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams’s office.


The geek guide to Colfax, from games to theater, from Golden to Aurora

Where can you play video games, watch cult classics with exclusive collectibles, find cheap paperbacks and live a comic book shop Brigadoon? Colfax Avenue.

Inside Hyperspace Arcade near West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Inside Hyperspace Arcade near West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Look. We all know that when you describe Colfax Avenue, you’re supposed to talk about it in ways you could also talk about sandpaper.

It’s gritty. It’s abrasive. It’s mostly flat.

But the truth is that there are many Colfaxes. And another truth is that this post is about geeky Colfax, from west to east.


Denver snow forecast calls for 4 to 6 inches in areas

The National Weather Service predicts Denver snow accumulation of 4 to 6 inches through 3 p.m. Monday in “the western suburbs of Denver, Denver and Castle Rock.”

Traffic on Park. Nov. 17, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) snow; cowx; weather; denver; denver snow; snow; kevinjbeaty; colorado; denverite;
Traffic on Park. Nov. 17, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

We’ll, we’ve arrived. Cold rain has begun and we’re only hours away from some fresh Denver snow that promises to kick off the nastiest commute in months.