🚨 Police investigate triple shooting in LoDo
Denver police are investigating a shooting that took place on the 2000 block of Market Street early yesterday morning. Officers confirmed that multiple people were involved and possibly multiple weapons. One person was killed and two others were injured. Suspects’ names, conditions, and potential motives have not been released at the time of this writing. [Denver7]
👉 What you can do: Investigators are asking witnesses or anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.
📚 Central Library is back! … (Kinda)
Denver’s Central Library partially reopened this weekend after nearly 16 months of being shuttered for the pandemic. But it wasn’t just collecting dust all that time — library officials used the closure to get a jump on some major renovations, including revamping the children’s library, event space, elevators, and restrooms. While construction continues, the public will have limited access to the main floor, plus curbside pick-up. [Denverite]
👉 What you can do: Stay up to date with construction progress.
📃 The DaVita indictment
A federal grand jury has indicted Denver healthcare company DaVita Inc. and its former CEO Kent Thiry on two counts of violating the Sherman Act, which outlaws “monopolization” and “conspiracy in restraint of trade.” Thiry and company allegedly made agreements with other healthcare firms to not solicit each other’s employees, limiting workers’ opportunities for career advancement. If convicted, DaVita faces a maximum penalty of $100 million per count, and Thiry faces a maximum 10 years in prison and a $1 million fine per count. [Denver Post]
✈️ Flashy new art at DIA
Over the weekend, Denver International Airport welcomed a brand new 27-foot sculpture complete with changing-color LED lights (not unlike certain other blindingly bright DIA art installations). Airport CEO Phil Washington unveiled the public artwork and formally dedicated it to former Denver mayor Federico Peña, who played a key role in the building of DIA in 1995. [CO Politics]
👉 What you can do: Keep an eye out for the sculpture, “Luminous Wind,” next time you find yourself driving along Peña Boulevard.