Teenager killed while filming Aurora + Unemployment rate improves

Get up, Denver! Here’s everything you need to know to get your day off to a good start. These are the most important things happening in the city today, including the shooting death of a teenager in Aurora, the latest unemployment figures in our city, the Black Friday shopping forecast and another beautiful local holiday light display.


First of all, the weather forecast for the day:

You can expect plenty of sun today, with a high of 65 and a low of 38.


Here are the best stories today in Denver:

  1. More gun violence in Aurora: An an argument led to a shooting this killed a 17 year old boy and injured former Greenwood Village policemanAurora police said. The 36-year-old former officer is expected to survive, authorities said. He allegedly clashed with a group of teenagers over a reckless driving incident before the argument broke out. (CBS Denver)
  2. The Denver’s unemployment rate was 5.2% in September, against 5.9% in August. It reflected some improvement from September 2020, when the unemployment rate was 8.1%. (Denver patch)
  3. While the coronavirus may not be a priority as Americans line up outside their favorite retailers, the persistent global supply chain issues could take a huge bite of their Black Friday fun. But that won’t stop many Americans from spending at high rates, according to the National Retail Federation. (Denver patch)
  4. Elitch Gardens Luminova Holiday Illuminated Display Opens Today with over 3 million lights, a huge snowman and an even bigger Christmas tree. (The Denver Canal)
  5. Talking about that, Patch is on a quest for America’s best holiday lights, and the title could go to one of the glittering exhibits that make our towns and cities such a magical place this time of year. If you know of a great display of Christmas lights or have made one yourself, enter to win a stocking full of swag patches and of course, right to brag. (Room)

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Today in the Denver subway:

  • Kiddie Academy hosts Turkey Day Virtual 5K (9 a.m.)
  • Black Planet Black Friday in Golden (12pm)
  • Message In A Bottle – Homage to the police in Golden (7 p.m.)
  • John Novosad at Comedy Works (7:30 p.m.)
  • Jordan Doll (Comedy Central, Just for Laughs) at Denver Comedy Underground (8 p.m.)
  • Rotating Tap Comedy @ Jade Mountain Brewing in Aurora (8 p.m.)

Denver patch notebook

  • Denver City and County Government: “Myth: There is nothing I can do about homelessness. Truth: Solving homelessness will require the whole community to work around a common goal.” (Facebook)
  • Denver Police Department: K-9 Ray is an explosives detector dog and he’s super cute. Join the DPD this Sunday on Facebook at 1:05 p.m. for a preview of Ray and his friends’ work! (Facebook)
  • VISIT DENVER: “This is our home. Our playground. Our escape. Our base camp. Thank you very much for you, Denver. If you’re looking to get out and explore the city with your loved ones this vacation weekend, we have a full list of festivities. “(Facebook)
  • Downtown Denver Partnership: “As the cold weather sets in, look for the warm Hanukkah lights that will once again illuminate the city’s 16th St Mall thanks to Jewish in the City – Chabad’s two giant six-foot menorahs. “(Facebook)

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Amber Fisherman

About Me: I’m a Patch Editor covering news from Metro Denver and Boulder. I have spent the past nine years working for various news organizations in North America including Chicago Patch, Global News, and WBEZ. I’ve covered high-profile court cases, civil rights violations, mass shootings, natural disasters and major crimes – but also countless good news stories about kindness, innovation and resilience. When I’m not writing articles, I can be found hiking, snowboarding, debating politics with my husband, and trying to be a science fiction and astronomy geek.

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