Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Feb. 3

A man is baptized by two men in the South Platte River in Denver, Colorado. A woman stands nearby and watches. Between 1904 and 1915. (Charles Lillybridge/History Colorado/90.152.1297 DPLY)

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Hi. Today we’ve got Park Hill development news, an update on the RTD murder investigation, beer news and more. Plus, this historical photo – can anyone tell where on the river it is?

A man is baptized by two men in the South Platte River in Denver, Colorado. A woman stands nearby and watches. Between 1904 and 1915. (Charles Lillybridge/History Colorado/90.152.1297 DPLY) history colorado; historic; denver public library; dpl; archive; archival; denverite
A man is baptized by two men in the South Platte River in Denver, Colorado. A woman stands nearby and watches. Between 1904 and 1915. (Charles Lillybridge/History Colorado/90.152.1297 DPLY)

Full-block rebuild in Park Hill:

As Burl Rolett reports, we’re looking at 21 townhomes, 22 apartments, retail, restaurant and office space at 28th and Fairfax. (BusinessDen)

Report: Shooting suspect triggered federal alert.

Brian Maass reports from anonymous sources that Joshua Cummings interacted with Englewood police a month ago, resulting in officers discovering that he was on a “federal law enforcement alert.” Maass reports that the Englewood cops twice contacted federal law enforcement about Cummings, who now is the suspect in the murder of an RTD guard. (CBS4)

Are we a sanctuary city today?

One council member says Denver will fight until the end to protect undocumented immigrants, while another says we should consider the costs of that battle. (Denverite)

 

Secret service agent suspended over political post:

Kerry O’Grady reportedly made a Facebook post describing things she would rather do than take a bullet for a certain political then-candidate. Now she is suspended for an undisclosed amount of time from her job running the Denver district, KDVR reports. (KDVR)

The long wait:

“Nearly 2,700 adults with disabilities are waiting for services to help them eat, bathe and get out of bed, sitting for months or even years on a wait list that would cost $190 million per year to eliminate by 2021,” as Jennifer Brown reports. (DP)

Colorado’s refugees:

Nathaniel Minor has some well-made charts explaining the flow of refugees to Colorado over the years. (CPR)

Stout month!

Get thee to Southern Sun in Boulder, but first read up on the dark beers on tap there this month, courtesy Haley Gray. (5280)

Getting high before you’re hired:

Colorado employers’ use of pre-employment marijuana testing has dropped by 7 percent, as Danika Worthington reports based on a survey. (DP)

Aurora theater shooting is subject of a fictional film:

But the movie ends before the attack takes place. “The movie is not supposed to be incendiary … it is not supposed to be hurtful, but it is supposed to be a challenge and a challenging film to the American culture at large,” the maker told Quincy Snowdon. It screens in Littleton on Feb. 24 at the Alamo Draft House. (Aurora Sentinel)

G Line this year:

Yes, Arvada, the train will probably finally arrive at your downtown station sometime in 2017, as Megan reports. (Denverite)

Andrew Kenney

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