Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, May 6

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Coors Field, May 5, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Just a few things before you go outside…

Going to a baseball game isn’t easy when you’re allergic to peanuts

But the Rockies make it work one day a year. First, the suite is scrubbed several times over… (Denverite)

Colorado lawmakers’ grand compromise to save hospitals just might make it to the finish line

The most significant thing this bill does is move the hospital provider fee into an enterprise fund. This means the legislature won’t have to cut $264 million from hospitals — $528 million when lost federal matching dollars are included — to prevent cuts in other parts of the budget. (Denverite)

Hickenlooper said he was told it was unlikely, but…

The Department of the Interior released a list of 22 national monuments that will be formally reviewed over the next two months, and Canyons of the Ancients in southwest Colorado is on the list. (Denverite)

When a misconduct investigation takes weird turn

A deputy is off the hook for an alleged racial slur, but now they know what he did in the supply closet. (Denverite)

The Englewood Depot’s transformation into a world-class letterpress lab starts in the basement

The historic Englewood Train Depot has been transformed into what may be the largest publicly-accessible collection of its kind in the western hemisphere. (Denverite)

Look at those tiny homes fly

Construction on Denver’s first temporary, city-sanctioned village for homeless people should begin very soon. (Denverite)

A quick death for one contentious bill

With no discussion, a Colorado House committee rejected a bill that would have allowed Walmart and liquor stores to expand alcohol sales. (DP)

And a shake up over another

An amendment to Colorado’s annual school funding bill does more for charter schools than what Sen. Owen Hill led lawmakers to believe. (Chalkbeat)

The Rapids and the Rockies both lost last night

The Rapids went down 1-0 to Vancouver and the Rockies fell to the Diamondbacks 6-3. (AP)

Missing a car?

Five stolen cars were recovered from a storage lot in Northglenn in a SWAT-team raid. (CBS)

ICYMI: You should be more wary of skunks than usual

There are rabid skunks running around. Here’s where you should be on the lookout. (Denverite)

Officials continue to scramble in the wake of the Firestone home explosion

Colorado lawmakers have proposed a bill to force energy drillers to provide state regulators the locations of all their gas lines. (AP)

The Denver Post might be moving

The paper is “seriously considering” leaving its Civic Center building for an industrial area of Adams County. (DBJ)

Go out and play

Here are all the ways to have the most fun today. (Denverite)

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.