Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Nov. 10

An aerial view of Denver circa 1945 shows the Colorado State Capitol at bottom. (Harry Mellon Rhoads/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Hi. Here’s your local news roundup. Most of this stuff appears in our newsletter, but there are some bonus items in the web version. Those are mostly at the top.

An aerial view of Denver circa 1945 shows the Colorado State Capitol at bottom. (Harry Mellon Rhoads/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)
An aerial view of Denver circa 1945 shows the Colorado State Capitol at bottom. (Harry Mellon Rhoads/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Law:

The New York Times reflects on the terrible math that has removed the Columbine shooting from the list of the 10 deadliest mass shootings. (NYT)

Housing and population:

Southwest Denver is getting annoyed about its aging street and sidewalks, so some neighborhoods are considering forming miniature governments with the power to spend millions on infrastructure. That comes with some major implications. (Denverite)

The number of homes sold dropped sharply in September compared to August, more so than usual.One expert says the frenzy is slowing, giving buyers more leverage, but it’s still a “hot market,” as Rebecca Olgeirson reports. (5280)

Latino populations are growing fast in rural Colorado. Kevin Simpson takes a closer look. (DP)

More Denverites spend a third of their income on rent now than at the peak of the recession. If you live in Denver right now, there’s nearly a fifty-fifty chance that you, too, are cost burdened. Kevin reports. (Denverite)

Transportation:

A Colorado company is selling one of the “most rugged … and refined” RVs ever built for $1.5 million. It has a washer, dryer, two TVs, full kitchen and floor heating, Kate Tracy reports. (BusinessDen)

RTD just got another chance to argue that the A Line is fixed and the G Line is ready to open, Cathy Proctor reports. No word on when the decision should be. (DBJ)

Opponents of the I-70 expansion suffered a setback in court when a federal judge declined to issue an injunction, but they aren’t giving up. (Denverite)

Amazon:

Next Thursday, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. is expected to release a redacted version of the state’s proposal for Amazon HQ2. (Denverite)

Within hours of Amazon announcing it was seeking a second headquarters, state economic development officials were scrambling to get Colorado cities in line and present a coordinated front, newly released emails reveal. (DP)

Politics:

It might seem like everybody is running for governor, but it’s actually just that a lot of people are running for governor. Here are the Republicans. (Denverite)

The culture:

On the menu in the lofted lounge at 1134 Broadway: craft cocktails, elevated bar food and Air Jordans. (Denverite)

Kitchen Table has left City Park West and will now serve Kansas City-style barbecue and comfort food at Goosetown Tavern, the Bluebird Theater’s sister bar. (Denverite)

Your options for entertainment today include a wine event inside the Clyfford Still Museum, a production of “La Bohéme” at Ellie Caulkins Opera House, a free day at Four Mile Historic Park and more. (Denverite)

Andrew Kenney

Author: Andrew Kenney

Andrew Kenney writes about public spaces, Denver phenomena and whatever else. He previously worked for six years as a reporter at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. His most prized possession is his collection of bizarre voicemail. Leave him one at 303-502-2803, or email akenney@denverite.com.