Denver weather forecast for today, Jan. 3: Chilly, but less so

If 7-day forecasts are to be believed, this is pretty much how we’re living for a week — 50s and 20s.

A gleaming golden building on Colorado Boulevard, Nov. 17, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado; cowx;
A gleaming golden building on Colorado Boulevard, Nov. 17, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

We’re starting off chilly again in Denver, but we should see highs in the low 50s, according to the National Weather Service.

Tonight we’ll get back down into the 20s, and if 7-day forecasts are to be believed, this is pretty much how we’re living for a week — 50s and 20s. 


History comics trace Colorado’s impact on the nation, introduce kids to reading

The comics always focus on some piece of Colorado history, and they often are stories that had a national impact.

A panel of "We Will Ride," an issue of Colorful History written by Matthew K. Manning and illustrated by Zak Kinsella for Pop Culture Classroom. (Courtesy Pop Culture Classroom)
A panel of “We Will Ride,” an issue of Colorful History written by Matthew K. Manning and illustrated by Zak Kinsella for Pop Culture Classroom. (Courtesy Pop Culture Classroom)

A new two-page comic starts with highlights of the story of the Gang of Nineteen, a group of protesters who forced the Regional Transportation District to add lifts to their buses, making them accessible to riders in wheelchairs.

“When the protestors smashed the curbs in 1980,” the comic continues, “Colorado became the first state in the country to install sidewalk ramps.”


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.

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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.