It's Tuesday, Lookout readers, and a dreary one at that. But it's that time of year, so we'd best all keep our umbrellas with us (and maybe a warm layer, too) because the cool and rainy days are liable to keep dropping by.
For those of you in Denver, it's the day to drop off or cast your ballot — you have until 7 o'clock this evening. We've got your last-minute election guide right here and we'll have full coverage of the election on Denverite.com, and updates on Twitter all day @Denverite and @CPRNews. Oh, and don't get too attached to the idea of public Wi-Fi on RTD buses and trains.
Alright, I'm going to leave you to catch up now while I see what's left of the fog. Ta!
Top of the Hour
Bite-sized updates from today's radio newscasts:
- The town of Berthoud is planning on July 3rd for its first fireworks show this century, and what may even be its first in 130 years, according to the Loveland Reporter-Herald.
- Authorities are looking for two teen sex offenders who escaped from a juvenile detention center near Denver by apparently using bed sheets to climb down from a broken window.
- There's a bidding war for Colorado's largest oil producer. Anadarko Petroleum announced it rejected Chevron's initial bid for the company ... saying a new bid from Occidental Petroleum is a superior offer.
- A new Denver police unit will focus on investigating and prosecuting hate crimes, and will work proactively with minority communities that could be targeted, Denverite's Esteban Hernandez reports.
The Big Stuff
RTD is looking into putting Wi-Fi on its trains and buses, but it probably won't happen.
An RTD bus in downtown Denver. (Hart Van Denburg/CPR News)
Today the RTD board of directors will discuss whether to add public Wi-Fi to trains and buses. According to a presentation they've prepared, though, there are cost and technological barriers, as well as questions about rider privacy.
More CPR News
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