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Inside Denver (Feb 11th, 2019)

It will be partly cloudy and cold today, with a high of 39 and a low of 17. Tuesday and Wednesday will be warmer, with highs of 47 and 59, respectively. Expect some sun through Thursday.

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1. Denver's first teachers strike in 25 years began today, with an estimated 2,100 educators on the picket line fighting for higher wages — nearly half of all the city's public school district teachers. Schools remained open, but some new measures were put in place, such as Discovery School's plan to confiscate student cell phones and ban binders, bookbags and access to lockers. — DENVER POST

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2. The trucking industry is supporting a bill that would explore the safety and advisability of allowing hazmat tankers to use the Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70 rather than risk Loveland Pass. Currently, trucks hauling hazardous materials are barred from the tunnel because its fire suppression system is inadequate to douse a blaze from any vehicle larger than a passenger car. — COLORADO SUN

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3. Fraternities at the University of Colorado in Boulder have been banned from renting campus space for one year after a frat-sponsored football event devolved into fighting and the shouting of racial slurs. — DAILY CAMERA

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4. Denver's A-Line trains will cease to blare their horns at crossings starting March 1 after getting the OK from the Federal Railroad Administration. Horns will still be sounded in emergencies, and crossing gates bells will continue to ring. — DENVERITE

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Powder Report

A storm moving through Colorado this weekend could bring five days of fresh snow, Thursday-Tuesday, dumping 8-16 inches through Saturday in the northern mountains, 15-25 inches on the central resorts and more than 30 inches in the south. Winds on Thursday and Friday might prove problematic, but the direction makes Monarch, Crested Butte and Snowmass a safer bet in the central mountains and, in the south, Silverton, Wolf Creek and Telluride.

Visit Open Snow for more details and complete forecasts.

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5. Colorado Senator Michael Bennett is contemplating a run for the presidency, positioning himself as a centrist Democrat. If he runs, he'll be joining 11 other Democratic candidates who have officially declared and more than two dozen others who have hinted at a run in 2020, including fellow Coloradan and former governor John Hickenlooper. — WASHINGTON POST

6. Beloved Community Village, a collection of 11 tiny homes for people experiencing houselessness, found a new home in Globeville, but residents there aren't happy about their new neighbors, fearing they will bring drug use, criminal activity and sex offenders to the area. — DENVERITE

7. Sun Valley Resort in Idaho and Snowbasin Resort in Utah have been added to Vail Resorts' Epic Pass. Epic Pass holders will get seven days at both during the 2019-2020 season, and Local Pass holders will get two. — BIZWEST

8. The People's Fair is on hiatus for 2019, the third such show to ditch Denver after Velorama and Grandoozy called it quits earlier this year. Budget and attendance at the festival, founded in 1972, has been declining in recent years. — THE KNOW

9. The Denver metro is a hotbed of sexy activity, according to local therapists and shop owners, including a thriving polyamorous and swinging community, as well as a sex-positive female driven porn production company based in Fort Collins. — 5280

10. A stall at RiNo's Zeppelin Station recently vacated by South Indian eatery Namkeen will be taken by Skál!, an Reykjavík restaurant. Skál! opens Feb. 22 and will be serving up Icelandic fare through April 10. — EATER

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Inside Denver is created by Shay Castle, a Boulder-based freelance journalist who has resided in/reported on the Denver metro for six years. She currently runs Boulder Beat, a weekly newsletter and site covering local government. She enjoys beer, biking and maintaining a plucky Twitter account, @shayshinecastle.

Editing team: Lon Harris (editor-in-chief at Inside.com, game-master at Screen Junkies) and Susmita Baral (editor at Inside, recent bylines in NatGeo, Teen Vogue, and Quartz. Runs the biggest mac and cheese account on Instagram).

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