Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Jan. 4

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. Today we’ve got an eyebrow-raising announcement from Meow Wolf, a very interesting story about pot businesses and lots more. Read on, reader.

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. 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)

Drug money:

Where do pot entrepreneurs take their cash when the banks say no? This feature story is pretty interesting and Denver-centric. (NYT)

Art & business:

Meow Wolf plans to install an immersive art experience here that is three times larger than its home base in Santa Fe. Adrian reports. (Denverite)

Gov. Hickenlooper says Denver’s infrastructure doesn’t fall that short of Amazon’s needs. Adrian again. (Denverite)

The future of Denver’s skyline, in 3D. (DenverInfill)

City government:

Denver could become one of the first cities to ban bump stocks. (Denverite)

 

There was plenty of protest, but plans are now in motion for a mile-long greenway channel and a flood-control project at the Park Hill Golf Club at a combined cost of more than $78 million. (Denverite)

Transit & renewables:

Denver and Boulder both may build their own local transportation agencies. RTD, meanwhile, is facing some challenges, as Allison Sherry reports. (CPR)

Grace Hood has a nice look at the state of green energy in Colorado. (CPR)

Weekend plans:
Among your options: The National Western Stock Show, “The King and I” and the Larimer Lounge’s 15th anniversary bash. (Denverite)
Sports places:

The “Sports Authority” signs are finally coming down at Mile High. Meanwhile, after a lawsuit, the Pepsi Center will add digital signs with closed captioning. (Denverite, DP)

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.