Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, May 26

Outdoor portrait of two men, a woman, and dog near the edge of Archer Canal in Denver, Colorado. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/CHS-L2427)

Hi. Today’s news roundup includes the biggest developments on South Broadway, our latest podcast, dress codes in Aurora public schools, doughnuts by drone, summer driving routes and more.

Outdoor portrait of two men, a woman, and dog near the edge of Archer Canal in Denver, Colorado. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/CHS-L2427)
Outdoor portrait of two men, a woman, and dog near the edge of Archer Canal in Denver, Colorado. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/CHS-L2427)

Notable projects on South Broadway:

From a craft distillery to new apartments, that development thing is officially happening on South Broadway. Adrian has the rundown. (Denverite)

Podcast time:

Once again, a good time was had and Paul Karolyi did some ace podcast production. Listen up for me on housing, Ashley on airport food and a Megan update on RTD. (Denverite)

Hancock interview:

I’m still reading this, but Mayor Michael Hancock gave a long interview to Ryan Warner. (CPR)

No new money for discount fares:

RTD will not expand a program that makes discount passes available to low-income riders, despite consternation from nonprofits and increasing demand. Megan reports. (Denverite)

Aurora Central High tightens dress code:

One of Aurora’s largest public schools soon will restrict students to only wearing specific colors and shades: white, grey, black or dark green. Logos also will have to be very small. Ramsey Scott reports.(Sentinel)

Drone doughnuts:

Exciting news for those of you who have never seen a drone and/or a doughnut!

LaMar’s is delivering doughnuts via drone on May 31 to the Denver City and County Building at 8:15 a.m., to 1331 Cherokee Street at 9 a.m., to 745 West Colfax Avenue at 10 a.m. and to 16th Street Mall from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Danika Worthington reports. (The Know)

Summer driving:

Trail Ridge Road and the Mount Evans road remain closed due to late-season snow. Independence Pass is open. Here’s what the situation looks like on Mount Evans. (Denverite)

Big Wonderful:

Beer, barbecue and bluegrass comin’ to Stanley Marketplace from July 7 to July 9 as The Big Wonderful tries out a new seasonal schedule. (Denverite)

Also, the Feminism & Co. Weekend at MCA Denver is this weekend and it looks bananas. Good bananas. (Denverite)

LGBT civil rights:

Republican lawmakers rejected an LGBT advocate from reappointment to the Colorado Civil Rights commission, saying she wasn’t business friendly. Heidi Hess is still serving anyway, as Governor John Hickenlooper hasn’t removed or replaced her. John Frank and Jesse Paul report — lots more detail here. (DP)

No charge for deputy chief:

DA Beth McCann said that DPD Chief Robert White and Deputy Chief Matt Murray were careless in handling a records request, but she won’t prosecute their failure to properly fulfill the request as a violation of the law. Noelle Phillips has the story. (DP)

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