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

One photo from Patti Ehline's memories of her service in Vietnam. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Hello. I hope you’re enjoying your Memorial Day and reflecting, at least a bit, on the terrible toll that war has taken on this country over the centuries. Here’s today’s notable news.

One photo from Patti Ehline's memories of her service in Vietnam. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
One photo from Patti Ehline’s memories of her service in Vietnam. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Women in war:

Close to 60 civilian and military women died in the Vietnam War, according to the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation. Tens of thousands more served with little recognition. Last year, former U.S. Army nurse Patti Ehline told us about the lives they lived “in country.” (Denverite)

41st and Fox:

Developers are rushing to fill this corner of Sunnyside with dense residential, retail, coffee and more. Megan’s on the beat. (Denverite)

Assisted death:

ICYMI, the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver has said that terminally ill people who use prescribed medication to die will not be allowed a funeral Mass. They still may have a Christian burial. Erica reports. (Denverite)

Ibotta’s reboot:

Ibotta is the “most popular” app made in Denver, as Tamara Chuang reports. The software scans receipts and gets customers rebates. They’ve remade the software for better image recognition and more curated recognitions. (DP)

Gardner to Korea:

Sen. Cory Gardner “will be one of the first senior U.S. elected officials to visit South Korean leaders since the election of President Moon Jae-in,” per Dan Njegomir. (Colorado Politics)

Water costs:

Denver has among the lowest average water usage in the West and among the lowest costs per gallon. (High Country News)

Naming peaks:

Two unnamed 13ers near Norwood could be named for Charlie Fowler and Chris Boskoff, two local climbers who were killed in a 2006 avalanche in Asia. (DP)

Horse racing:

There’s “little to no oversight” from local and state officials of horse racing in some Colorado counties, raising the possibility of illegal gambling and mistreatment, as Tyler Silvy reports. (Greeley Tribune)

Rooftop drinking:

Here’s a list of 18 rooftop bars and restaurants in Denver. (Zagat)

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