Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, April 15

Welcome Arch at Union Station in Denver, Colorado; view of 17th (Seventeenth) street, street railway car number 248, men and women walking towards Union Station (not in view). Between 1906 and 1910. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-835)historic; denver public library; dpl; archive; archival; denverite

Good morning, weekend readers. Here’s what I’ve read that grabbed my eyes today, including stories on today’s protest march, an imminent deportation, a hidden parks treasure, the wildfire forecast and more.

Welcome Arch at Union Station in Denver, Colorado; view of 17th (Seventeenth) street, street railway car number 248, men and women walking towards Union Station (not in view). Between 1906 and 1910. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-835) historic; denver public library; dpl; archive; archival; denverite
Welcome Arch at Union Station in Denver, Colorado between 1906 and 1910. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-835)

Tax Day march:

Expect a ton of people around Civic Center this morning. They want to see Trump’s tax returns. Don’t forget to finish your own by Tuesday.

And here’s what else you can do this weekend. (Denverite)

Deportation imminent:

Maria de Jesus Jimenez-Sanchez’s family fears she’s already been deported. The mother of four’s only criminal conviction was for driving without an operator’s license, which happened before Colorado offered licenses for undocumented people. We’ve confirmed that this is a reflection of new federal orders on immigration. (Denverite)

Sundial news:

After years of fundraising, a $1.5 million project is set to start restoring the sundial and terrace at Cranmer Park this year. Cool place. (Denverite)

Innovation:

Meet the mobile laundromat that keeps people on Denver’s streets in clean clothes. (Denverite)

Wildfire forecast:

The fires have felt early this year, but the long-range weather forecast and the vegetation situation have experts expecting a pretty average fire season. (AP)

What happens when a CORA lands:

ABC7’s investigative team requested records on Denver Water’s payments to its CEO, including a $337,000 retention bonus that had not been disclosed in much detail to the public. Then the reporters requested records on Denver Water’s response to the first request. The result: a look inside a government department that sees a big story coming its way. (ABC7)

Andrew Kenney

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