Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Jan. 2

Canada geese fly over City Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Good morning, readers. The new year’s just getting started – it’s still a holiday today – so the news roundup is pretty light. We’ve got some chilly weather predictions, the new restaurant staffing conundrum, Colorado tech fundraising and more today.

Canada geese fly over City Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) animals; birds; city park; denver; denverite; colorado; winter; kevinjbeaty;
Canada geese fly over City Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Cold front coming:

Highs will be in the 20s and 30s through Friday, with a chance of snow tonight, Wednesday and Thursday. (Denverite)

More on the awful chairlift fall:

A witness says that the mother who died and her two daughters, who were injured, were not using the safety bar. Witness reports also indicate the lift may have been “jerky and swaying before hitting a pole” and they fell. The woman’s two daughters survived, and the lift remains closed. (DP)

Does Denver have enough people to staff its restaurants?

We’ve seen reports of larger cities running short on labor for restaurants as the cost of living rises. It looks like Denver business owners and educators now are trying to address the same problem. (NYT, Denverite)

Colorado tech fundraising in December:

Trelora, the real estate service, topped the monthly list with $4.3 million on Dec. 27. (BuiltIn)

Future Denver in 3D:

Here’s the latest update to a pretty sweet visualization of Denver’s future development. (DenverInfill)

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