Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, July 24

Men pose in a billiards hall in Denver circa 1910. (History Colorado/William W. Cecil Collection/Denver Public Library)
Men pose in a billiards hall in Denver circa 1910. (History Colorado/William W. Cecil Collection/Denver Public Library)
Men pose in a billiards hall in Denver circa 1910. (History Colorado/William W. Cecil Collection/Denver Public Library)

Let’s rock this Monday like these guys who are clearly posing for their next album cover. First, the news.

Today’s roundup includes changes coming to long-neglected East Colfax, what went down at the Western Conservative Summit this weekend, the facts you should know heading into tonight’s City Council meeting about the Overland Music Festival, and more.

East Colfax changes

Colfax Avenue has been neglected for decades, but that could soon change. Denver’s share of the nearly 27-mile corridor is poised to receive $20 million to transform it from the “highest pedestrian crash corridor in the city” to something more walkable and vibrant. (Denverite)

Western Conservative Summit

Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler was the clear favorite for Colorado’s next governor at this weekend’s Western Conservative Summit. (Denverite)

From “a 22-year-old girl of Spanish descent” feeling like President Donald Trump “could do a lot more” to U.S. Rep. Ken Buck saying that “Congress is letting this president down, not the other way around,” here’s what attendees at the conference had to say about the first six months of the Trump administration. (Denverite)

ICYMI: Chanting “No cuts to Medicaid,” protesters from ADAPT interrupted Sen. Cory Gardner as he addressed the summit Friday night. Plus, the conference’s opening video featured Colorado Republicans dancing all over Denver to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” (Denverite)

Overland Music Festival

Denver City Council is holding a public hearing tonight about the drafted contract with Superfly that would bring a large music festival to Overland Golf Course. Here’s what you should know.

Denver real estate, by the numbers

More than half of renters in Globeville and Elyria-Swansea don’t have a lease, there are 111 high-poverty neighborhoods in metro Denver, and five other statistics that explain Denver real estate right now. (Denverite)

From Albuquerque to Denver

As Colorado’s economy continues to boom and New Mexico’s has remained one of the worst in the country, more and more people are moving from Albuquerque to Denver for better wages and career growth opportunities. (Albuquerque Journal)

Who’s hiring?

Here are the top 10 employers in Colorado that were hiring the most positions in June. (DBJ)

Goat yoga

The goat yoga craze hit the Denver County Fair this weekend and the photos are amazing. (DP)

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