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

Interior view of El Jebel Temple, local Masonic order of El Jebel Shriners. Circa 1910. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-1267)

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Good morning. Today we’ve got news on smart roads, expensive houses, the Tattered Cover and more. Stay snug.

Interior view of El Jebel Temple, local Masonic order of El Jebel Shriners. Circa 1910. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-1267) historic; denver public library; dpl; archive; archival; denverite
Interior view of El Jebel Temple, local Masonic order of El Jebel Shriners. Circa 1910. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-1267)

Panasonic and Colorado’s smarter roads plans:

The company and the state government gave some more details yesterday on their plans for smart roads and cars. They’re preparing about 90 miles of Interstate 70 for connected and/or driverless vehicles. It seems like the focus includes the mountain corridor. One suggestion is that the shoulder could become a special lane for driverless cars. (DP)

We just took the lookie-loo to a new level:

Megan made a giant, awesome map that will show you the most expensive recent home sale in every Denver neighborhood. (Denverite)

What’s next for Tattered Cover?

Westword has a long feature on the bookstores’ new owners, Kristen Gilligan and Len Vlahos. Their goal is “Don’t screw it up,” but they’re also working to connect with schools and improve the coffee service. (Westword)

What the new Kirkland Museum will look like:

A lot more yellow. Construction is underway in the Golden Triangle now. (CPR)

The Winter Park Express starts this weekend:

I still don’t want to spend $78 to get to the mountain. (Amtrak)

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Andrew Kenney

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Andrew Kenney writes about public spaces, Denver phenomena and whatever else. He previously worked for six years as a reporter at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. His most prized possession is his collection of bizarre voicemail. Leave him one at 303-502-2803, or email akenney@denverite.com.