Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Oct. 20

The plan for City Park Golf Course, the 24-year-old who cuts the Nuggets’ hair and more.

View of children in rowboats on the lake in City Park, Denver, Colorado; shows pavilion and boathouse in background. Between 1918 and 1919. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-2712)

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View of children in rowboats on the lake in City Park, Denver, Colorado; shows pavilion and boathouse in background. Between 1918 and 1919. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-2712) historic; denver public library; dpl; archive; archival; denverite
View of children in rowboats on the lake in City Park, Denver, Colorado; shows pavilion and boathouse in background. Between 1918 and 1919. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-2712)

Honestly, Denver, we should all take the day off. Have you been outside? It’s outrageous. But before you run off, here’s what you should catch up on.

Here’s what’s going on with City Park Golf Course
  1. It’s about to close for 18 months.
  2. A lot of things are going to change.
  3. Some people are not happy about it. (Denverite)
Meet the 24-year-old from Texas cutting hair for the Nuggets

Thanks to YouTube tutorials, Instagram DMs and a love for the craft, his client list includes Gary Harris, Will Barton, Nikola Jokic, Wilson Chandler, Darrell Arthur, Emmanuel Mudiay, Trey Lyles and Torrey Craig. (Denverite)

If there was less parking, would there be less traffic?

That’s the idea, and the city is warming up to it. (Streetsblog)

We might be in for a warm winter

National Weather Service Forecasters say a La Niña pattern could develop, bringing greater-than-average snowfall around the Great Lakes and in the northern Rockies and warmer-than-average temperatures to Hawaii, western and northern Alaska and the lower two-thirds of the contiguous U.S. (CPR)

Today in “trust no one” news…

A man dressed like a Buddhist monk mugged a Metropolitan State student on campus. He was holding a sign that said “Peace” and asked for a donation before grabbing the student by the neck and taking $20. (DP)

Survey says: Boulder is really happy

The happiest city in the U.S., in fact.

“Bolstered by a sense of community, access to nature, sustainable urban development and preservation policies, and perhaps even that clean mountain air, Boulderites overwhelmingly feel ‘active and productive every day,’” according to National Geographic.

But if you’ve ever spoken to someone from Boulder, you didn’t need National Geographic to tell you that. (BDC)

Here’s your guide to having a good time this weekend

Apparently I crammed more than 100 things into this list again, so I hope you find a thing or five that you like. (Denverite)

Before you go out and get weird tonight, look up

The Orionid meteor shower will peak over North America tonight. Andy’s once again got the tip on where to best watch it. But if you don’t have the time or means to get out of town tonight, I’ll say that I was able to catch a couple flashes of the Perseid from Cheesman Park this summer. (Denverite)

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers culture 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.