Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Aug. 30

Photograph of the East Denver High School bike rack. Snow covers the ground with several bikes parked on the racks. A male student and a dog can be seen in the middle of the picture. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/WH1095)

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Hello, hello. You know the deal: I read the news, I tell you what interested me, we both go about our days. Let’s keep this professional.

Photograph of the East Denver High School bike rack. Snow covers the ground with several bikes parked on the racks. A male student and a dog can be seen in the middle of the picture. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/WH1095) high school; denver public library; dpl; archive; history;
East Denver High School in the snow. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/WH1095)

Transportation:

Stanley Marketplace is pretty popular. People are having trouble finding parking, so the city might implement restrictions. (Front Porch)

Colorado plans to pour $69 million into electric vehicles, charging stations and potentially some other transportation stuff. It’s all thanks to Volkswagen’s cheating. (Denverite)

Wheat Ridge police suspect that a drunk driver ran a red light and struck an RTD bus on Wadsworth early this morning. The bus then struck a Jeep. The drivers of the personal vehicles were hospitalized, as Chuck Hickey reports. (KDVR)

Development & housing:

Megan checked in with a developer who’s been in Denver practically forever but only recently jumped into the affordable housing market.

I took a look at the scams and creeps that prey on people looking for affordable housing in Denver.

Catholic Charities just opened the largest women-only shelter in Denver. (Denverite)

They were trying to build a public safety building in Thornton, but instead they found a triceratops skeleton and skull. Now, science will do its thing.(DP)

Culture:

Andra Zeppelin has quit as editor of Eater Denver after five years. She’ll be working on some writing projects and enjoying some down time. They’re looking for a new editor, as Amanda Faison reports. (5280)

Great Divide launched a new beer in collaboration with GRiZ, whom I’ve just learned is a reasonably popular musician. Adrian reports.

Crazy Mountain Brewing just opened in Glendale. Looks like a sweet little strip mall now, complete with a Cuba Cuba and a Native Foods. (Denverite)

Recreation & sports:

It looks like the three most recent people to die on Capitol Peak followed the same dangerous route down. They were found beneath a couloir that appears from the top to safely descend to Capitol Lake, but actually cuts off at a band of cliffs. Jason Auslander reports. (Aspen Times)

Denver will establish a temporary off-leash dog park at Speer Boulevard Park for the rest of the year.

Rockies win. : )

Go to an amusement park this weekend. The season is almost over. (Denverite)

Environment:

Xcel wants to retire two coal plants early and make renewables its majority energy source in Colorado. (Denverite)

Colorado is waging — and winning — a war against an infestation of mussels that could have major implications for the state’s waters. Jason Blevins explains. (DP)

Andrew Kenney

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Andrew Kenney writes about public spaces, Denver phenomena and whatever else. He previously worked for six years as a reporter at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. His most prized possession is his collection of bizarre voicemail. Leave him one at 303-502-2803, or email akenney@denverite.com.