Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, May 30

An 1889 map of Denver shows the Lower Highland, including the present site of REI near bottom center. (Library of Congress)

Good morning. This week is short, and so is this intro. Today’s news roundup includes a photo essay from the Sikh community, a meeting about the City Park plan, an ambitious art project, Colorado’s relationship with Trump and more. Read on.

An 1889 map of Denver shows the Lower Highland, including the present site of REI near bottom center. (Library of Congress)
An 1889 map of Denver shows the Lower Highland, including the present site of REI near bottom center. (Library of Congress)

Blessing Colfax Avenue:

Kevin brings back beautiful photos from the Sikh community’s march down Colfax on Sunday and some disturbing accounts of previous discrimination. (Denverite)

City Park:

There’s an open house tonight to discuss the master plan for City Park (not the golf course, the park part). It’s 5 to 7 p.m. at City Park Pavilion, 1700 N. York St. (City of Denver)

A flag for every neighborhood:

Steven Chester’s on a mission to design a flag for each of Denver’s 78 statistical neighborhoods. So far, he’s done 11. (Denverite)

Colorado and Trump:

Mark Matthews has a helpful overview of our state’s nine Congressional members and their relationships with the president. Sen. Michael Bennet is stepping up his rhetorical attacks, Rep. Ken Buck is coming in from the cold and so on. Worth a scan. (DP)

Great name:

Andy Anderson once stood up to Arnold Schwarzenegger and successfully preserved a block of Lower Downtown near 18th and Wazee. He died at age 90 this month. John Rebchook reports. (CREJ)

DU condos:

A developer plans to put a 50-unit building with a wacky rooftop shade structure at 2368 S. University Blvd. Kate Tracy reports. (BusinessDen)

Jail death:

An autopsy found that John Patrick Walter died of withdrawal from benzodiazepine, a drug he was prescribed that was not given to him while he stayed in a Fremont County jail in 2014. Michael Roberts reports. (Westword)

Quandary:

The Army National Guard deployed a Blackhawk helicopter to rescue two climbers who were stuck overnight near the top of Quandary Peak, a 14er. (ABC7)

Grocery delivery:

303 Magazine has a useful guide to the various grocery delivery services in Denver, including the new AmazonFresh option. (303)

Andrew Kenney

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