Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, July 1

The Gardner protesters are out of jail, there was a shooting in Skyland and the Nuggets are making moves.

Thelion the parcouring German Shepard in action. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Thelion the parkour dog in action. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

It’s July!

There’s nothing particularly special about that. I just wanted to either a) remind you, or b) join you in your disbelief that it’s already July.

Anyway, here’s what you should probably know before you get out there. Also, mom says put on sunscreen.

The Gardner protesters are out of jail

The group of 10 people arrested while camping out at Sen. Gardner’s office to convince him to stand against the Republican health care plan were all released this morning. (Denverite)

Police are investigating a homicide in Skyland

One person was killed and one was injured in a shooting around 1 a.m. at 29th Avenue and York St. (Denverite)

You’re going to start seeing body cams on moonlighting cops

The Denver Police Department is expanding its body camera policy to uniformed officers working off-duty. (DP)

A man was rescued from a storm drain on I-25 near 20th

Imagine you’re just driving a long I-25 at rush hour, maybe trying to get out of town for the holiday weekend, when you see a hand waving out of a storm drain… (7)

Westminster police killed a suspect

Officers said the man was brandishing a weapon while trying to evade arrest Friday night. (AP)

The Rockies broke their losing streak!

Welcome back, Jon Gray. (AP)

The Nuggets are not screwing around

I mean, maybe they kind of are, but my point is that they’ve got there game faces on. They might have tried to FaceTime the NBA’s most in-the-know reporter while he was on live TV last night.

They’re also reportedly meeting today with unrestricted free agent and power forward Paul Millsap. (Denverite)

Colorado launched a website for school financing transparency

It’ll have information on investments in learning, operations and construction, as well as information on funding from local, state and federal sources. It launched yesterday. (DBJ)

Denver’s cosplay game is on point

Take a look at all the gloriously nerdy-cool costumes Kevin saw on the first day of Comic Con. (Denverite)

See you out there

We’ll be at Comic Con again today, but that’s not the only thing going on. Here are a lot of suggestions. (Denverite)

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.