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MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2021
🏙️ TODAY IN DENVER

Showers For All just landed in Civic Center Park to provide free showers and laundry services to Denverites experiencing homelessness.

The mobile trailers will be available every Monday and Thursday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. for the rest of June. The trailers contain two full-service bathrooms and several washers and dryers.

Just last week, downtown Denver also unveiled its first-ever permanent public restroom off 16th Street Mall and Champa Street which will be open seven days a week from 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
[Denver Gazette]

👉 What you can do: If you’re interested in donating to the Showers For All initiative, you can learn more at showersforall.org.

🌡️ If you thought last week was hot, I hate to be bearer of bad news… but we’re looking at a high of 98 today, and it’s only getting hotter from here 🥵

— Peyton Garcia, (@peytonmgarcia)

📰 IN OTHER NEWS

🎒 What to do about Denver schools’ declining enrollment
With Denver Public Schools enrollment on a steady decline, there are too many schools and not enough students to fill them. The school board is now calling directly on community members and teachers to make the decision about which underenrolled schools to close or consolidate. [Chalkbeat]
👉 What you can do: Take a closer look at the district’s two-year timeline for this process.


🚎 RTD prepares for summer ridership
Beginning yesterday, RTD lifted capacity limits for its buses, trains, and light rails and increased service frequency for certain routes. RTD expects a significant increase in ridership as Denver employees begin to return to the office and summer events get underway. Riders and operators are still required to wear masks. [CO Politics]
👉 What you can do: Find out if service changes are coming to your RTD route here.


🔥 Front Range sees weekend wildfires
Over the weekend, state firefighters battled two wildfires near the Front Range in southern Jefferson County and Summit County just east of Siverthorne. As of Sunday morning, the 8-acre Straight Creek fire (Summit) was 80% percent contained with full containment expected by the end of the day. The 37-acre Platte River fire (JeffCo) was only 50% contained, and full suppression is not expected for several weeks. [Denver Post]
👉 What you can do: Check Platte River fire updates here, and Straight Creek fire updates here.

🎙️ TODAY'S PODCAST
The Old CCC Built Red Rocks. What Could a New Civilian Climate Corps Do?
16 mins
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to kickstart an economic recovery that at the same time addressed our climate crisis? Rep. Joe Neguse wants to revive a New Deal-era program to do just that.

🗓️ MARK YOUR CAL

+ MONDAY & TUESDAY: 2021 Tiny House Festival Early-Bird Tix
The insane Denver housing market has you down? Buy your early-bird tickets to the 2021 Tiny House Festival. Discounted ticket sales end Tuesday!

+ THURSDAY: Pokémon Go Fest
Catch ’em all at the two-day, fifth annual Pokémon Go Fest with themed habitat hours and special collection challenges. 

+ ALL WEEK: “Rain Cycle: A Denver Soundwalk”
This is the last week to experience this self-guided tour through Cheesman Park with a soothing soundscape of rain as performed by LA Choral Lab.

🍺 MADE IN DENVER
Image: @denverbeerco on Instagram

If you’re looking for a way to stay cool this week, I might suggest perusing the Colorado Liquid Arts Passport program. With the “5 Day Denver & Cities of the Rockies Pass” you can sip your way around Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins with deals and discounts to more than 60 breweries, distilleries, and wineries. If you’re looking for something to last you all summer, check out some of the 90-day passport options with locations that span not only the Front Range, but from Pueblo to Aspen to Grand Junction. Proceeds raised by the Liquid Arts Passport program go toward the promotion, research, and education of the Colorado bar and beverage industry.

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