Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Jan. 19

The demolition of the Omaha-Grant Smelting Company smokestack in the Globeville neighborhood on Feb. 25, 1950. The facility was built in 1892 and demolished to make way for a Denver Stock Yard expansion. (Harold Tovatt/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Hello. The news, in the words of ’90s luminaries Smashmouth, keeps on coming and generally won’t stop coming. Still, we seek meaning.

The demolition of the Omaha-Grant Smelting Company smokestack in the Globeville neighborhood on Feb. 25, 1950. The facility was built in 1892 and demolished to make way for a Denver Stock Yard expansion. (Harold Tovatt/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)
The demolition of the Omaha-Grant Smelting Company smokestack in the Globeville neighborhood on Feb. 25, 1950. (Harold Tovatt/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Weather:

Storm’s coming this weekend, but weather models lean toward a dry and warm conclusion to the winter. We’re also in moderate drought here in Denver, but the water supplies are looking decent. (Denverite)

Protest:

The Women’s March returns this weekend. Ashley explores what’s changed, and explains the purpose of civic movements like this. “We also agreed it was important to have a galvanizing movement,” an organizer said. (Denverite)

Amazon:

Adrian explains what’s next in Colorado and Denver’s Amazon bid. Also, here’s a fun chart to compare all the candidates on some basic metrics. (Denverite, Recode)

Government:

Would you want to know if city agencies like the airport are giving gifts to elected leaders? The Denver Board of Ethics thinks you should, but the city attorney is challenging that opinion. (CPR)

Aurora may tap drinking water from an abandoned gold mine, which could also reduce environmental contamination. Gold! (DP)

Colorado immigrants here and in Washington D.C. marched to demand a path to citizenship for DACA recipients. Both of our senators say they’re still pushing for a solution. (Westword)

A statewide proposal to ban bump stocks for guns is meeting some opposition from Republican lawmakers. (DP)

Leisure:

Don’t panic. Here’s what you need to do to plan those summer camping trips. (Denverite)

Meow Wolf is opening in Las Vegas before it opens in Denver. (Albuquerque Journal)

Andrew Kenney

Author: Andrew Kenney

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.