? Turin Closing + '20 Is Plenty' Fail + Camera Captures Crashes

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Ding, ding, Denver! It’s Wednesday, so let’s get you started with what you need to know about that’s going on around Denver today.


Wednesday’s weather: A bit of afternoon snow. High: 25 Low: 8.


Here are the top stories today in Denver:

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  1. Development forces Denver’s oldest continuously operated bike shop closing its doors. After 50 years in business, Turin Bike Shop’s owner, Alan Fine, is retiring. One of the reason’s the shop is closing is because rent in the Golden Triangle is no longer affordable for a small businesses. (Denverite)
  2. Videos capture drivers speeding through busy Sloans Lake intersection. The City of Denver can’t figure out why this intersection is so dangerous. Nearby resident’s security camera has been picking up all the action. (7News)
  3. Gas stove supporters aren’t as grass roots as you’d think. Coloradans for Energy Access is presented as a citizen-led coalition to preserve access to gas stoves and water heaters. Turns out the levers are being turned by a natural gas utility and a strategic communications firm. (CPR)
  4. Boulder’s ’20 is Plenty’ isn’t reducing vehicle speeds. Boulder’s Department of Transportation’s study indicates that the “20 is Plenty” program didn’t reduce vehicle speeds but the study also confirmed that neighborhood streets aren’t where the majority of severe crashes happen anyway. (KMGH)
  5. Colorado Classic’s last shot for a title sponsor as professional bike racing popularity declines in the U.S. The all-women’s bike race that launched in 2019, is seeking a well-healed investor to keep the race going. (CO Sun)

Housing News:

  • Denver homeowners facing foreclosures. 60 families may lose their homes after the homeowners associations and a metro district started the foreclosure process against them. Some owners said they had no idea they were going to be forced from their homes. (FOX31)

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Today in Denver:

  • Founders Forum: Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. (9 a.m.)
  • BYOB(ook) Group: A Book About Bad Behavior. (6:3o p.m.)
  • Theatre Performance: “A Chorus Line” at Denver School of the Arts. (7 p.m.)
  • Rachel Bradley: At Comedy Works. (7:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Denver is expanding its STAR Program, an alternative option for mental health professionals and paramedics to respond to low-level calls. Denver City Council voted to approve a $1.4 million contract with the Mental Health Center of Denver. (Denver)
  • Time to hit the books! Denver Public Library opened a new branch in the RiNo Art District, intended to serve the Five Points, Cole, Globeville, and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods. The branch is part of the ArtPark Community Hub. (Denverite)

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