Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Nov. 9

Demolition of the old Broadway theatre at 1756 Broadway on Feb. 21, 1955. (David Mathias/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library/X-24817)

Hello. Today’s news roundup stretches from the Avs’ ice to the new push for municipal broadband across Colorado. Many of these items also appear in our morning newsletter. If you’re arriving from the newsletter, you’ll find most of the bonus stuff is right at the top.

Demolition of the old Broadway theatre at 1756 Broadway on Feb. 21, 1955. (David Mathias/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library/X-24817)
Demolition of the old Broadway theatre at 1756 Broadway on Feb. 21, 1955. (David Mathias/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library/X-24817)

Miscellany:

He’s the ice man: Mike Tish goes deep on the art of making fine ice for the Avalanche. (5280)

New procedures at DIA will require all devices larger than a cell phone to be removed for screening — and food too. Joe Rubino reports. (DP)

An anti-fracking guy projected a skull and crossbones on Boulder’s old courthouse. He got a ticket, but the ACLU asks whether it’s a protected activity. (Times-Call)

Travel and food:

Should you worry about avalanches when hiking? Yes. Here’s what to know. (Miss Adventure Pants)

Allyson Reedy has a fine list of brunch options in Denver. (The Know)

Things to do in the coming days: more Denver Arts Week and Denver Film Fest, a St. Vincent listening party, a drunken spelling bee and more.

Coming Saturday to LoHi: The Family Jones Spirit House. There’s a lot going on here, including a culinary “dream team” whom you might recognize. Ashley reports (Denverite)

Housing:

People are moving into new apartments at record rates, but at this rate it will take almost 4 years to fill all the vacancies on the market, John Rebchook reports. (CREJ)

A company wants to build a small apartment building with below-market rents near East 44th Avenue and Josephine. It’s a start, but it doesn’t come close to addressing the need in the area. Adrian reports. (Denverite)

An acre near Coors Field is the planned site of an apartment tower with restaurant space and an art studio. Thomas Gounley reports. (BusinessDen)

Your votes:

Voters in 19 different Colorado cities and counties said they liked the idea of city-owned internet service. Tamara Chuang reports. (DP)

Denver approved $937 million in new debt to fund new projects and maintenance. The mayor says it could be an “economic engine” if there’s another downturn.

Voter turnout this year was on the higher end of recent off-year elections. Way to civically engage!

The bond measures were pretty popular, except in a few places. I mapped ’em.

Starting Jan. 1, 2018, buildings in Denver larger than 25,000 square feet will have to devote a portion of their rooftops to vegetation. Here’s what could go wrong — or right. (Denverite)

 

Andrew Kenney

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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.