Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Dec. 10

It’s going to relatively nice out there today. Let’s do this thing.

(Ashley Dean/Denverite)
(Ashley Dean/Denverite)
Notices posted on the door at DIY art space Glob. (Ashley Dean/Denverite)

It’s going to relatively nice out there today. Let’s do this thing.

A section of two light-rail lines will be down for a while

If you need the C or D line to get around today, give yourself some extra time. They’ll be down for repairs from Englewood Station to the I-25 & Broadway Station until 8:30 p.m. (Denverite)

Colorado’s election results are official

Secretary of State Wayne Williams certified the results yesterday. (Denverite)

A state representative from Evergreen is going to jail

He’ll be there for two weeks for contempt of court, which involved not letting his child use a tablet at school. (AP)

The EPA said no to requests for $20.4 million for mine spill costs

But it will pay $4.5 million to state, local and tribal governments for their emergency response. (AP)

What we know about the Rhinoceropolis evictions

Five people were forced to leave and concerts have come to a halt at Denver’s beloved DIY art space. Here’s what the fire department has said about its violations and its future. (Denverite)

This isn’t the first threat to Rhinoceropolis’ existence

Development has been encroaching for some time. (Denverite)

The ACLU speaks up for homeless people

https://www.denverite.com/aclu-stop-taking-homeless-peoples-blankets-24679The Colorado branch wrote a letter to Denver’s elected officials asking police not to seize blankets, sleeping bags and other survival gear from people living outside. (Denverite)

Teammates remember Rashaan Salaam

Rashaan just had that personality. He lit up a room. He had a million-dollar smile.” (Denverite)

A long shot to change the election

The two Colorado Democratic electors who have a last-ditch plan to stop Donald Trump from becoming president will go before a federal judge on Monday. (Denverite)

A Denver sheriff’s deputy who allegedly told an inmate on suicide watch to “just die” had his suspension overturned

A hearing officer said there was “not enough evidence to prove or disprove whether this allegation occurred.” (7)

Many Denver neighborhoods were denser in 1950 than they were in 2010

More people lived in and near downtown because the streetcars made it easy. (Streetsblog)

Broncos vs. Titans: What to expect

Denver will have its work cut out for it up against the Tennessee’s ground game. (Denverite)

Brandon Marshall got a racist, threatening letter

Awful things ahead, obviously. (Denverite)

Denver Art Museum got a $25 million gift

It will use it to renovate the North Building. That’s the one that looks like a surrealist castle. (Denverite)

The roof was literally on fire at Pasquini’s

But don’t worry, focaccia sandwich fans (if you’re not one, try them), they’ll be back open sometime today. (Denverite)

The Avs get captain Gabriel Landeskog back tonight

He’s been out for 10 games with an unspecified “lower-body injury.” (Denverite)

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.