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

A flood at Union Station on Aug. 4, 1933. (Harry Mellon Rhoads/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Hi. Today’s news roundup includes more of our project on Colfax Avenue, including a big explainer on bus rapid transit, as well as a heavy dose of environmental news and more.

A flood at Union Station on Aug. 4, 1933. (Harry Mellon Rhoads/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)
A flood at Union Station on Aug. 4, 1933. (Harry Mellon Rhoads/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Colfax Week:

Bus rapid transit would change the feel and flow of Colfax Avenue. Megan has a really great explanation of what it will look like and how it will happen. (Denverite)

There are a whooping 89 car dealerships on Colfax Avenue, as Adrian reports. They’re starting to feel a bit unwelcome. (Denverite)

These photos by Agata Indiatsi of Colfax Avenue from the 15 bus line are really incredible. We also have an excellent op-ed from a woman who lived on that bus. (Denverite)

Environment:

The Trump administration plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan. Gov. John Hickenlooper says Colorado will still meet and exceed its carbon-reduction goals that were set under the federal program. (NYT)

There’s a temporary village of small solar-powered homes built by college students near Denver International Airport. Cool! (CPR)

The “telephone lines to nowhere” are being pulled down from Independence Pass. (Aspen Times)

Video proof: Dogs love snow. (Denverite)

Politics:

Some Boulder politicians say campaign season is getting dirty, with stolen signs and possibly maliciously placed poop, as Alex Burness reports. (Camera)

The tension between Chief Robert White and Denver police union leadership continues. Brian Maass reports that the Denver Police Protective Association is holding a “no confidence” vote among its members. However, the DPPA president reportedly denied knowing of the poll. The union does not have the power to fire the chief or anything like that. (CBS4)

Drugs:

Lucky’s Market is the latest national retailer to try selling CBD across the country. The legality of the extracts, which come from cannabis, has been called into question by the feds, as Alicia Wallace reports. (Cannabist)

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