Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Aug. 28

View of houses and downtown buildings in the Central Business District in Denver, Colorado. Houses have flat or mansard roofs; one house has scaffolding around its roof. Shows the Episcopal Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist (also known as St. John's Church in the Wilderness and Saint John's Cathedral) at the corner of 20th (Twentieth) Avenue and Welton Street and the frame Jarvis Hall nearby. Also shows the intersection of 19th (Nineteenth) and Lincoln Streets. East High School is at 19th and Stout Street, and Union Station and the Windsor Hotel are among buildings in the distance. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/WHJ-10673)

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Hey! This week is looking warmer and dry, at least for the first few days. Otherwise, we’ve got some big decisions about transportation and immigration brewing here in Denver, and plenty else to read in local news.

View of houses and downtown buildings in the Central Business District in Denver, Colorado. Houses have flat or mansard roofs; one house has scaffolding around its roof. Shows the Episcopal Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist (also known as St. John's Church in the Wilderness and Saint John's Cathedral) at the corner of 20th (Twentieth) Avenue and Welton Street and the frame Jarvis Hall nearby. Also shows the intersection of 19th (Nineteenth) and Lincoln Streets. East High School is at 19th and Stout Street, and Union Station and the Windsor Hotel are among buildings in the distance. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/WHJ-10673) high school; denver public library; dpl; archive; history;
View of houses and downtown buildings in the Central Business District in Denver. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/WHJ-10673)

Transportation:

RTD is considering cutting service on the W Line from 15-minute to 30-minute intervals, except for peak commuting hours. The city of Golden, meanwhile, is about to launch a bus shuttle from downtown Golden to the end of the W Line, as John Aguilar reports. (DP)

Politics:

Ohio Gov. John Kasich gave a flat “no” to the question of whether he would run on a bipartisan presidential ticket with Gov. John Hickenlooper. (Politico)

Jon Murray has a nice rundown of the immigrant protections bill that the Denver council votes on today. Experts put it in the middle of the pack — it doesn’t go as far as other cities do in terms of limiting cooperation with ICE, but it still might not satisfy Jeff Sessions. (DP)

There’s increasing talk of moving the Bureau of Land Management from Washington, D.C. to Colorado, as Erica reports. (Denverite)

Development:

Adrian takes a look at All in Denver, the group that aims to bring a third voice to the development conversation here. (Denverite)

The real-estate boom has reached Leadville, one of the last mountain towns where prices hadn’t yet risen. Lovely place. Jason Blevins reports. (DP)

This is the earliest known photograph of Boulder. (Camera)

Outdoors:

A fifth person has died this summer on Capitol Peak. The 21-year-old man reportedly separated from his partner as they argued over the correct route. (Aspen Times)

5280 has a giant guide to the Four Corners region, which could be a great September trip. (5280)

Westword also has some suggestions. (Westword)

Sports:

The Rockies shut out Atlanta on some solid Jon Gray pitching. (AP via Denverite)

This could be CarGo’s last season in Denver. (DP)

Christian makes a convincing argument for rec-league basketball reform. (Denverite)

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