🌱 Search For Cause Of Marshall Fire + CSU Requires Boosters

Happy Tuesday, Denver! Here's everything you need to know to get this day started off right, including the latest on the Marshall Fire investigation, info about how you can help victims, CSU's latest vaccine mandate and a looming King Soopers strike.

First, today's weather:

A breezy day with clouds and sun is coming up. High: 45 Low: 22.

Here are the top stories in Denver today:

  1. Investigators are one step closer to finding the cause of the Marshall Fire — someone filmed video of a burning shed near Boulder, authorities said. Dozens of people have been interviewed, but it could be a while before the investigation is complete, according to officials. (Associated Press via Patch)

  2. Wondering how you can help the victims of the Marshall Fire? Here's a list of resources. (Colorado Newsline)

  3. Colorado State University now requires COVID-19 booster shots as the number of omicron variant cases surge in our state. Students who plan to attend classes this year must receive their boosters, the university announced. (CBS Denver)

  4. King Soopers union members in Denver's metro area voted to authorize a strike, which could begin as early as Sunday. The members say they have risked their lives during the pandemic to help stores gain big profits. (Paywall: The Denver Post)

  5. Country music star Dierks Bentley has opened his fifth restaurant on Market Street in downtown Denver, across from Coors Field. Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row serves southern-inspired food and cocktails. ( KUSA)

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Today in metro Denver:

  • Coffee with the SBA - Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce in Denver (8:30 a.m.)

  • CWCC Business Development Strategy Group in Denver (2 p.m.)

  • Texas Road Show in Golden (7 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Denver’s citywide minimum wage increased to $15.87/hour on Jan. 1. The tip credit for the food and beverage industry remains $3.02/hour. The citywide minimum wage applies to all work performed within the City and County of Denver, with few exceptions. (Facebook)

  • Erik Michael Herman is wanted for assault, escape and failure to appear, Denver police said. If you see Herman or know his whereabouts, you're asked to call 720-913-7867. (Facebook)

  • New collection schedules for trash, recycling and compost went into effect Monday for many Denverites. See what your new collection day is. (Facebook)

  • The start of a new year can be a great opportunity to encourage personal growth in children, the Denver Preschool Program said. Check out the list of inspiring reads from Colorado Parent Magazine. (Facebook)

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Amber Fisher

About me: I'm a Patch editor covering news in Denver's metro area and Boulder. I've spent the past nine years working for various news outlets across North America, including Chicago Patch, Global News and WBEZ. I've covered high-profile court cases, civil rights abuses, mass shootings, natural disasters and major crimes — but also countless happy 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 attempting to be a sci-fi and astronomy geek.

This article originally appeared on the Denver Patch