Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Oct. 28

Security guard licensing, supervised injection sites, a Jokic double-double and more.

Cherry Creek Reservoir on a very windy day, Oct. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Cherry Creek Reservoir on a very windy day, Oct. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Hey there! It’s sort of nice out today. You should go enjoy it. This’ll only take five minutes.

It could get easier to get a security guard license in Denver

As it stands now, anyone convicted of a crime has to wait 10 years to get a license to be a security guard. If Denver City Council changes the rules, it’d only take five years for people convicted of felonies and more serious misdemeanors.

The change would make it easier for bars, restaurants and event planners to hire security staff. (Denverite)

Denver is considering supervised injection sites

Here’s what that looks like in Vancouver.

Reporter Brian Maass asked injection site supervisor Keir McDonald a basic question: “Some people might find it shocking that the government funds a facility like this?”

“What has been shocking is losing 1,000 lives last year even through the work we are doing,” McDonald replied. “Shocking is not doing anything.” (CBS)

Jokic posted a double-double last night

And the investment in Paul Millsap paid off last night in the Nuggets 105-100 win over the Hawks. (AP)

Things are not going so well for the Avs, though

They got stomped 7-0 by the Las Vegas Golden Knights, which, in case you forgot, exist. (AP)

DIA is going to get a lot bigger

As it adds more and more routes and airlines, the airport has decided to expand a gate addition by 50 percent. By 2021, there will be 39 new gates across the three concourses. The proposal calls for $1.5 billion in contracts. (DP)

Hate to make you incredibly sad this morning, but…

Martin the tiger died of leukemia at the Denver Zoo.  (9)

It’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Here’s where you can safely get rid of prescription medication.

And here are some things to do

You know the drill. It’s a lot of things. (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.