Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Jan. 9

A model poses by a Denver Tramway streetcar in Denver, Colorado. 1951. (Lloyd Rule/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/Z-10142)

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Good morning. Today’s news roundup includes a big development update, a feature on the stock show, NYT coverage of Denver homelessness, the snowstorm in the mountains and more.

A model poses by a Denver Tramway streetcar in Denver, Colorado. 1951. (Lloyd Rule/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/Z-10142) history colorado; historic; denver public library; dpl; archive; archival; denverite
A model poses by a Denver Tramway streetcar in Denver, Colorado. 1951. (Lloyd Rule/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/Z-10142)

9th and Colorado is well underway:

DenverInfill has tons of photos and renderings of the new project, which will put up to 300,000 square feet of retail, 1,100 residential units and 200,000 square feet of offices at the site of the former University of Colorado Health Sciences campus. (DenverInfill)

The past and future of the stock show:

Adrian pulls it all together in a fine story about the event and its soon-to-redevelop home. (Denverite)

Stay off the ice:

Firefighters pulled Francis the black lab out of the water in Wash Park on Saturday, and warming temperatures will make conditions more dangerous. (CBS4)

NYT covers homeless sweeps and rights issues:

“Growing numbers of homeless encampments have led to civic soul-searching in Denver and in cities around the country, from Philadelphia to Seattle.” (NYT)

Two more feet of snow in the mountains this week?

A winter storm could push the snowpack further above average on Monday and Tuesday even while it’s warm down here. (DP)

Hockey hero:

Troy Terry, a sophomore at the University of Denver, scored three shootout goals against Russia and then Team USA’s only shootout goal against Canada, carrying the team to gold at the junior championship. (AP)

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