Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, July 7

An aerial view of downtown Denver, with the Daniels and Fisher tower and 16th Street at center, between 1922 and 1930. (Harry M. Rhoads/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Hey. Here’s what’s happening in Colorado, from the pressure on Sen. Cory Gardner to your weekend plans.

An aerial view of downtown Denver, with the Daniels and Fisher tower and 16th Street at center, between 1922 and 1930. (Harry M. Rhoads/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)
An aerial view of downtown Denver, with the Daniels and Fisher tower and 16th Street at center, between 1922 and 1930. (Harry M. Rhoads/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Gardner:

People with disabilities and their allies have been at center stage in the fight to swing Sen. Cory Gardner against the Republican health care proposal. Here’s the view from the front lines. (Denverite)

What to do this weekend:

This combination exhibit featuring Mark Bradford and Clyfford Still’s work looks pretty interesting. It’s at Denver Art Museum and the Clyfford Still Museum through July 16. (Westword)

And Ashley has the crucial list of everything else that’s going on, including lucha libre and comedy; an animated shorts festival; and bluegrass. (Denverite)

Also, Eater has 38 breweries around the state to visit this summer. I’m still meaning to get to Black Project. (Eater)

Red Rocks crash:

“A gentleman was driving erratically, hit a couple of folks and then drove into a ravine … Nothing too dramatic,” a fire spokesman said. The two women he hit were not seriously hurt. He also struck as many as nine parked cars. (DP)

Need a job?

CDOT has to hire about 350 people from 15 neighborhoods near Interstate 70 in Denver and Aurora, so they opened a new hiring center at 3600 East 46th Avenue. Adrian reports. (Denverite)

Darryl Glenn, the El Paso County Commissioner who last ran for Senate, now is challenging U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn for the Colorado Springs-area district. Both are Republicans, as is third competitor Owen Hill, as Ernest Luning reports. (CP)

Rent hike:

The owners of Denver Meadows mobile home park in Aurora have told residents they have until next June to find somewhere else to live. In the meantime, they keep raising the rent on the roughly 350 people who still live there. Erica reports. (Denverite)

Sugar… water…

Alex Burness caught Safeway making erroneous claims that teas and juices were pricier because of the city’s new sugar tax. (Camera)

Andrew Kenney

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