Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, April 17

View of Immaculate Conception Cathedral (Colfax Avenue and Logan Street) under construction, Denver, Colorado (also called Basilica of the Immaculate Conception). Formal dedication of Cathedral was on October 27, 1912. Scene also includes Saint Joseph's Hospital, Temple Emanuel, residences surrounding the cathedral, Denver Museum of Natural History, and Clayton College (East 32nd Avenue and Colorado) in the distant center left. 1912. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-1432)historic; denver public library; dpl; archive; archival; denverite

Hey there. Today’s news roundup includes a hard-hitting story on RTD’s bus discount program for low-income riders, a credit-card breach, piano painting and more.

View of Immaculate Conception Cathedral (Colfax Avenue and Logan Street) under construction, Denver, Colorado (also called Basilica of the Immaculate Conception). Formal dedication of Cathedral was on October 27, 1912. Scene also includes Saint Joseph's Hospital, Temple Emanuel, residences surrounding the cathedral, Denver Museum of Natural History, and Clayton College (East 32nd Avenue and Colorado) in the distant center left. 1912. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-1432) historic; denver public library; dpl; archive; archival; denverite
Immaculate Conception Cathedral (Colfax Avenue and Logan Street) under construction in 1912. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-1432)

Low-income riders lose out:

An RTD discount program has hit its membership cap. Many nonprofits were not aware the limit was coming. Now, some people who previously got the discount are left without, as Megan reports. (Denverite)

Here comes the boom:

Real-estate investors are anticipating another surge in property prices near Winter Park, Steamboat and other locations swept up in the new Aspen Skiing purchase, as Jason Blevins reports. (DP)

Car wash credit cards:

You may need a new credit card if you used yours at Waterworks Car Wash between Feb. 18 and Feb. 28. Hackers got names, credit-card numbers and security codes; Waterworks is offering a year of credit monitoring to those affected. (CBS4)

Paint a piano:

Downtown Denver Partnership is inviting design submissions for its outdoor pianos. You’ve got three days and one blank template. Blucifer, please! (Denverite)

Attempted arrest gone wrong:

An Adams County deputy faces a felony assault charge after he allegedly knocked a domestic violence suspect from a rooftop – by accident, he said. (CBS4)

Also, police are investigating a death near Cherry Creek. (Denverite)

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Andrew Kenney

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