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News about Denver you can use! Good morning, Brad K. Evans here with your brand-new edition of the Denver Daily.

Saturday’s weather: Mostly sunny. High: 45 Low: 27.

Here are the top stories today in Denver:

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  1. As a result of Denver’s population boom over the past decade, lots of new homes have been built in fire-prone areas. For many, the devastation caused by the Marshall Fire came as a shock, especially because it was assumed that wildfires were largely a problem for those living in the mountains – not in suburban developments on the plains. (Denverite)
  2. King Soopers strike ends after union reaches tentative deal with grocery chain. More than 8,000 striking King Soopers employees will be returning to work following a tentative agreement reached between the grocer and the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 – ending a 10-day walkout in protest of unfair labor practices. (Patch)
  3. Missing elderly Lakewood man was beaten to death in his home. Gail Wilson, 81, was reported missing last October. According to police, he was beaten to death in the upstairs hallway of his home, then wrapped in black plastic before his body was dumped in a Denver dumpster. (9News)
  4. Metro Denver is one of the worst places in the country for auto theft. A new report from the Common Sense Institute, shows that auto theft is on the rise in the Denver area. There were more than 27,000 motor vehicle thefts across the metro area in 2020, the most in over a decade. (Axios)
  5. Colorado lawmakers propose plan to put an end to catalytic converter theft. Catalytic converter theft has been on the rise across the Denver metro area. Now state lawmakers are working on legislation aimed at curbing these crimes, as more than 2,000 catalytic converters were reported stolen in the city of Denver in 2021. (CBS4)

Community Engagement:

  • INC Zoning and Planning Committee – Potential next steps for National Western Center land. Join the conversation and share your ideas related to community goals, city processes and potential approaches for the next phases of the 270 acre National Western Complex. This dialogue will cover Globeville Elyria Swansea neighborhood goals, ongoing work of the NWC Authority with community, and nitty gritty information regarding possible approaches to amending or updating Denver plans. Sign up in advance to join the Zoom meeting today. (9:30-11:30 a.m.)

Today in Denver:

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  • Free Day Today: At Denver Art Museum. (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • Hangover Cure Comedy Brunch: At there… (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
  • Closing this weekend – Form/Re/Form: New work by Trey Duvall at Redline Contemporary Art, through Sunday. (Jan. 23)
  • List of 10 things to do: Find fun things to do in Colorado this weekend. (FOX 31)
  • Looking For Art? Check out the galleries in the 40 West Arts District. (Lakewood Daily)

From my notebook:

  • Two Denver restaurants among Open Table’s Top 100. OpenTable revealed its 2022 list of the top 100 restaurants in the US. Satchel’s on 6th and Wildflower both made the list. (Patch)
  • Be prepared before you get there: Just a heads up, some ski resorts and lodges are requiring masks to be worn while indoors or on lifts. Check with your destination to make sure you know what their requirement are before heading to the mountains! (Facebook)
  • $10 tickets available for shows at the DCPA: Thanks to the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, there’s a limited number of $10 tickets for two locally-produced world premieres – Rattlesnake Kate and In the Upper Room. (DCPA)
  • Trophy Hunting for certain animals would be banned under proposed Colorado bill. Colorado state representatives introduced a bill last week to ban trophy hunting of certain wildcats. (CO Newsline)

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