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

City Council’s plan to protect immigrants, Colorado’s slowed economic growth, things to do and more.

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Brandon Cox plays with Dario in a dog park at Court Pl. and Washington St. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) Five Points; street photography; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado; denverite;
Brandon Cox plays with Dario in a dog park at Court Place and Washington Street. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver! This weather is extremely [heart eyes emoji]. I hope you’re doing your reading in a park or on a porch. Let’s make this snappy.

Petty theft can get a legal immigrant deported

But Denver City Council might change that. A proposed reduction in maximum sentences would help non-citizens avoid deportation when they are convicted of theft and other lower-level crimes, but not more serious crimes like domestic violence. (Denverite)

Colorado’s economic growth slowed down for the first time in five years

Colorado’s gross domestic product, adjusted for inflation, rose 2 percent last year — behind 3 percent rise in 2015 and 4.7 percent rise in 2014. (DP)

Today is Lucky Cat’s last day

Troy Guard is shuttering the Lowry restaurant in order to focus on his many other projects. Lucky Cat opens for dinner for the last time at 4 p.m. (Denverite)

The Rockies lost to the Dodgers last night

Clayton Kershaw has now won 20 games against Colorado. That’s the most any pitcher has ever recorded versus the Rockies. (AP)

Wells Fargo is planning more cuts

Colorado’s largest bank is preparing for another $2 billion in cuts and hundreds of branch closures by the end of 2019. That’s in addition to a previously announced $2 billion in cuts to happen by the end of 2018. (DBJ)

Vance Joseph says the running back job is wide open

“The running back position, you need two or three guys who can carry the load. It’s no longer a one-guy position. So, I’m excited to have Jamaal, C.J., Book, even De’Angelo in the mix there. It’s a good group. It’s going to be competitive and that’s the way it should be,” he said. (AP)

Go have fun

As ever, you have tons of options. This weekend, they include the Edgewater Community Festival in Citizen’s Park, the Youth on Record album release and block party and DIIV at Summit Music Hall. (Denverite)

Or stay home and make a frozen drink

To make the Cheesman Park Chill, you’re going to need a watermelon and blender, so buckle up.

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.