Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, June 24

Here’s what’s happening out there, besides mild gloom.

Kam'ryn dances in a line of fluttering pom poms. The Juneteenth parade in Five Points, June 17, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Kam'ryn dances in a line of fluttering pom poms. The Juneteenth parade in Five Points, June 17, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) juneteenth; five points; black history; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado; denverite; street fair; festival; welton street;
Kam’ryn dances in a line of fluttering pom poms. The Juneteenth parade in Five Points, June 17, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Hey, Denver. It’s a little cloudier out there than we were expecting, but I hope you’re enjoying the otherwise reasonable weather we deserve.

Here’s what’s happening out there, besides mild gloom.

You asked: What if there’s a fire under the I-70 cap?

Erica reported: CDOT will build a $5 million sprinkler system under the cover of the the sunken, expanded highway it’s building to replace the I-70 viaduct. (Denverite)

There was a shooting near DU

Denver police are investigating a homicide after they found a man dead at apartments across the street from Magness Arena. (Denverite)

The Rockies lost to the on-fire Dodgers

“They’re on a nice roll,” Bud Black said. “They’re swinging the bats and Wood’s been throwing the ball very well. So you know you’re in for a tough task.

“We’re aware of what’s going on. They’re also aware of what’s going on with us. They just outpitched us tonight.” (AP)

You can now get barbecue at Stanley Marketplace

The chef behind the Rolling Smoke BBQ food truck just opened up shop in Aurora today. (Denverite)

And, as always, there are many other things you can do today

We’ve got South Platte River Fest, Westword Music Showcase, Denver Taco Fest and more. Take your pick. (Denverite)

So… where are we at with renaming that football stadium?

Football season is approaching and the Broncos’ facility still carries the name of bankrupt Sports Authority. (DBJ)

This cool weather is a bit unusual

After a week with record-breaking heat, Denver is experiencing temperatures about 10 degrees cooler than usual. (DP)

 Takeaways from the 2017 Food & Wine Classic

Everything 5280 saw in Aspen — from “adult Capri Suns” to salmon floss. (5280)

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.