Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, March 29

An illustration of Denver circa 1860. (Gene Ellis/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Hi. I’m in Los Angeles. I’m tempted to breathe deeply and enjoy the saturated oceanside air, but maybe that’s not such a great idea here. Here’s the news.

An illustration of Denver circa 1860. (Gene Ellis/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)
An illustration of Denver circa 1860. (Gene Ellis/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Housing & development:

Owners and renters may be violating rules in a quarter of the 1,200-plus homes in Denver’s affordable homeownership program. The rule-breakers may have to sell their homes. (Denverite)

That huge low-income housing complex proposed for Lakewood was rejected by the feds because of, among other things, the wrong version of a PDF. (Denverite)

RTD can now remove flaggers from A Line crossings and move toward opening the G Line. (DP)

A mixed-use development project with buildings of up to 16 stories has been proposed for the parking lot at 17th Avenue and Newton Street in the West Colfax neighborhood. (Denverite)

Construction is underway on a Hilton hotel at 15th and Stout streets. (DBJ)

Politics:

Psychographic profiles of about 136,000 Colorado residents are still circulating. Channel 4, the British news agency, visited residents of Arvada to tell them about it. (Channel 4)

State Rep. Paul Rosenthal, the incumbent Democrat in southeast Denver, is in danger of losing his next election before it begins. (Denverite)

Lisa Wirthman has an exit interview with Sen. Lucia Guzman as she steps down from her Colorado Senate minority leader position. (5280)

The Colorado Senate unanimously approved a bill to ask voters in 2019 if the state can issue $3.5 billion in bonds for roads and bridges and make a one-time payment of $500 million for transportation. Now it’s on to the House. (AP)

Event:

Paul Karolyi will launch the new season of his Changing Denver podcast at a party on April 3. This one’s about Rocky Flats. I bet it’s going to be a good one. (Independent)

Leisure:

Apropos nothing, here’s an enthralling essay on the hordes of bachelorettes that have taken over Nashville. (BuzzFeed)

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.