Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Sept. 6

Uptown, 1908. (Library of Congress)

Hi. Smoke’s still hanging out over the Front Range, but it’s clearing out today, so you can breathe a little easier. We also have some rather interesting new development in Denver, plus a look forward on DACA and lots of other news.

Uptown, 1908. (Library of Congress)
Uptown, 1908, in an illustrated map. (Library of Congress)

Immigration:

I asked a dozen people what they would do in the six months before DACA is to be eliminated under President Donald Trump’s new order. (Denverite)

Both of Colorado’s senators, from both parties, have spoken out in support of immigration reform that could give DACA’s young recipients a chance to keep their protections. (Denverite)

Development:

An eight-story residential, retail and office building is planned for Welton Street, as Megan reports. (Denverite)

Plans for a 157-room hotel in Golden Triangle are awaiting approval, Adrian reports. (Denverite)

Boulder is considering requiring that developers dedicate 5 percent of new housing units to middle-income people, as Alex Burness reports. The city already has a requirement for low and moderate incomes. (Camera)

Megan ended up on a long, strange and somewhat tense call with a real-estate guy who was soliciting properties. (Denverite)

Also, Boulder will post residents’ emails to the City Council online. I covered a city that did this. Great for reporters. (Camera)

Sporting:

Wifi should be much improved at Mile High Stadium this year, as Christian reports. (Denverite)

The Rockies started hitting again and scored a 9-6 win over the Giants. (AP via Denverite)

Food & drink:

Minorities are “hugely under-represented” in the craft brewing industry, as one Latino brewer puts it. Adrian takes a look at why, and what might be done. (Denverite)

Stoney’s Bar and Grill is spinning off a new place at 17th Avenue and Downing, as Amy DiPierro reports. (BusinessDen)

Environment:

Joseph Rios, our former intern, takes us inside Infinite Harvest, an indoor farm in Lakewood. It uses 95 percent less water than a traditional farm, its owner estimates. (DP)

City government:

The woman in charge of resolving city employment disputes in 2016 sued the city, claiming that “she was paid less than a male hearing officer she oversaw,” as Jon Murray reports. Now she’s settling for $460,000 and a rule change. (DP)

Art:

Ray Rinaldi has a review of the art at downtown’s new Hotel Born. (One Good Eye)

Alamo Drafthouse is hosting a film event about David Bowie later this month. Looks fun. (CPR)

Andrew Kenney

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