🚨 What we know about the Arvada shooting
Around 1:15 p.m. Monday, Arvada police officers responded to a report of a “suspicious incident” in Olde Town Arvada, followed shortly by numerous 911 calls about shots fired. Three people were killed including veteran Arvada police officer Gordon Beesley, bystander John Hurley (40), and the suspected shooter. Follow @ArvadaPolice on Twitter for updates in this active investigation. [CO Politics]
👉 What you can do: Donate to Gordon Beesley’s family through the Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation. The Arvada police department advises against donating to unauthorized GoFundMe campaigns.
💰 “Dark Money” group pumps money into three ballot initiatives
Defend Colorado is a political advocacy group that backs certain ballot initiatives through massive anonymous donations (aka dark money). Their most recent pledges are influencing three hot-button local issues: requiring Safe Outdoor Spaces for people experiencing homelessness; lowering and capping the city sales tax rate; and repealing Denver’s new group living zoning code. Defend Colorado gave each of the ballot sponsors $80,000-$90,000 in support. [Westword]
👏 MSU honored for prioritizing student health, hunger needs
The state’s Department of Higher Education has awarded Metropolitan State University of Denver a “Hunger Free and Healthy Minds” designation to honor its commitment to ending hunger and addressing mental health among its students. To earn the title, schools must offer student resources such as mental health programs and food pantries. [Denver Post]
🧘 Grüvi: You can have fun and be alcohol-free
Grüvi, a new non-alcoholic pop-up bar on South Pearl Street, hopes to cater to Denver’s craft brew crowd and its health-conscious community, allowing them to meet somewhere in the middle through tasty, thoughtfully brewed, craft beer, wine, and cocktails — all with no alcohol. The taproom will host a series of alcohol-free events this summer, including live music and morning yoga. [The Know]
👉 What you can do: Check out the menu and stay up to date on Grüvi events here.