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

Neon inside Acme Neon, Seth Totten's shop. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) neon; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite
Neon inside Acme Neon, the shop in which Seth Totten works to save Denver’s neon signs. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Happy Thanksgiving! Feast on knowledge!

We’ve been thinking about Denver’s most arrested man

Erica writes: “The stress of living on the streets often exacerbates addiction and mental illness, making it harder for people to stabilize and easier to relapse, even when they want to change. Having housing can make it easier to stay sober or keep taking medication and attend therapy.”

Nancy Leong rallies attornies against Trump pick

The professor at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, is the co-author of a letter signed by 15,000 attorneys opposing Stephen Bannon’s appointment.

Last night was not great for Colorado sports

The Nuggets lost to the Jazz and the Avalanche lost to the Oilers. (AP)

Denver added more housing last month than NYC or LA

And compared to this time last year, Denver has more new housing in almost every category. (Denverite)

A lawsuit over Denver’s golf course flood control project moves forward

It claims, among other things, that the flood control project violates the city charter. (Denverite)

Not all Thanksgiving food is OK for your fuzzy friends

Here’s what you can and can’t feed them. (7)

Everything you should know about food banks

For one thing, the hungry cannot actually go to a food bank to get food. (Denverite)

Feeling the spirit of giving?

Here are some ways you can volunteer. (Denverite)

Things to do today, even though it’s Thanksgiving

For when you can’t be with your family or when your family needs to get out of the damn house. (Denverite)

How to totally dominate Black Friday, however you feel about it
Or maybe Small Business Saturday is more your speed

Hundreds of local retailers are going to participate. (Denverite)

Finally, some progress in the Mile High naming saga

The Broncos chose WME | IMG to head the search for a new naming rights partner. What, were you expecting something bigger? (Denverite)

League denies Nuggets’ protest

The NBA says there was an error by the Replay Center official but not a misapplication of the playing rules in the Nuggets’ loss to the Grizzlies. (DP)


Sports talk is a good alternative to election talk. (Denverite)

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers culture 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, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.