Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Oct. 24

A section of a super-detailed illustrated map of Denver's mountain parks circa 1922, including Mount Evans. (Robert Carlyle Prather/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

I have a new philosophy about the internet. I’m trying to only go online to do specific things. So, I’ll go look for an answer to a particular question, or I will sit down to catch up with a few favored sources. I’m trying to cut down on the whole “spray endless information into your brain in search of some measure of satisfaction” thing. Anyway, I hope that this daily news roundup is part of your own useful internet routines.

A section of a super-detailed illustrated map of Denver's mountain parks circa 1922, including Mount Evans. (Robert Carlyle Prather/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)
A section of a super-detailed illustrated map of Denver’s mountain parks circa 1922, including Mount Evans. (Robert Carlyle Prather/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Outside:

It’s warming up. Today will be 62 and tomorrow could be 77 — but it’s set to drop back to the high 40s as a storm arrives on Thursday. Have you noticed how clear it’s been lately?

Cannabis & tech:

Two marijuana women’s groups have launched a campaign in protest of Denver-based MassRoots’ hiring of new CEO Scott Kveton over sexual assault allegations, which he denied as “false accusations.” (Marijuana Business Daily)

Eventbrite is shutting down ticket sales for some cannabis-related events, Mona Zhang reports. (Forbes)

Denver’s SendGrid is moving toward an initial public offering on the stock market, as April Bohnert reports. They do cloud-based email services for about 55,000 customers. (BuiltIn)

Health:

The smoking ban proposed for the 16th Street Mall is cruising ahead. Erica’s on the scene. (Denverite)

Bente Birkeland has a good look at how state lawmakers are talking about some rather grim increases in insurance costs. (KUNC)

Soon, you’ll be able to pay between $15 to $60 to do yoga for anywhere from 8 to 20 minutes in a private booth at the airport, as Mary Clare Fischer reports. (5280)

Development & transportation:

A RiNo governing board decided it would like to be excluded from the narrative of trying to rename Brighton Boulevard. (Denverite)

Cathedral High School, a rather striking historic campus at Grant and East 19th Avenue, could become part of a boutique hotel, as Adrian reports. (Denverite)

Megan has your homes that sold over asking price for the week. (Denverite)

Gov. John Hickenlooper pointed out in a recent speech that Colorado’s lack of spending on transportation could slow the economy, as Cathy Proctor reports. (DBJ)

On your ballot:

Erica has excellent explainers on the $937 million bonds package (2A to 2G) and the move to rename the health department (Question 2H.) Get voting, fools. (Denverite)

Entertainment:

Eater has a roundup of reviews for the new Marcella’s in Highland. Mostly good, with some complaints about service. (Eater)

Dutch Bros. Coffee won’t open near Casa Bonita until 2018, as Adrian reports. Some people love it. I would be more excited if the store were an actual windmill.(Denverite)

Sports:

Nikola Jokic had a great game with the Nuggets. Then he bumped the Wizards’ coach as he left the court. The resulting technical foul ruined a last-second chance to tie or win. Christian reports. (Denverite)

Christian broke down the Broncos’ shutout loss by the numbers. (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.