Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, July 13

Ute men, women, and children pose at Garden of the Gods in 1911. The photo is labeled "moon dance." (H.S. Poley/Western History and Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Hey there. Today’s news roundup starts with a yak, includes a great suggestion for a hike and also explains the latest on Denver’s big spending plan. Read on.

Ute men, women, and children pose at Garden of the Gods in 1911. The photo is labeled "moon dance." (H.S. Poley/Western History and Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)
Ute men, women, and children pose at Garden of the Gods in 1911. The photo is labeled “moon dance.” (H.S. Poley/Western History and Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Baby yak:

Murray the Yak has become a fixture in Nederland in his first 11 months of life. He “pretty much thinks he’s a dog.” Mitchell Byars reports. (Camera)

Coffman town hall:

U.S. Rep Mike Coffman will once again go before constituents at a town hall scheduled for Aug. 1. Protests are… likely? (Colorado Politics)

And the Republican has a plan for his fellow party members about how to pass a health care bill. It’s not what they’ve been doing so far. (Denverite)

Big money:

Here’s the big list of projects that voters will have the chance to approve or reject this fall under the now-$937 million bond proposal. (Denverite)

This is where people leaving Denver are most likely to move, based on their incomes. (Denverite)

Hike Mt. Elbert:

This 14er is the tallest in the Rockies, but it’s not overly technical. (5280)

Urban Peak:

The safe spot for young, homeless people is open again after months of limited operation. (DP)

Story time:

A new event at Second Star to the Right is having drag queens read books about acceptance to kids. (KUNC)

16th Street Mall:

Debbie Kuehn, known as the cookie lady of 16th Street, has died at 57. She was known for selling three-for-a-dollar cookies along the mall. (The Know)

Crime on the mall is lower this year, showing a possible success for new security efforts. (Denverite)

Andrew Kenney

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