🌱 High School Walkout + Super Immunity? + OwlBear Bites The Dust

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News about Denver you can use! Hooray, it's Friday, and it's supposed to snow a little bit this afternoon, so be careful out there when you're headed home.

Friday's weather: A little afternoon snow. High: 40 Low: 21.

Here are the top stories today in Denver:

  1. Students at two Denver high schools stage walkouts over COVID-19 concerns. Students at both Thomas Jefferson High School and North High School say they feel unsafe at school with the current health protocols that DPS is following. Thursday’s walkouts mimicked actions at schools across the country, where students have been demanding that schools make classrooms safer as the the omicron variant spreads. (CBS4)

  2. Do you have super immunity after getting a booster and omicron? If you test positive for COVID after being fully vaccinated and boosted, many are wondering if it means they have enhanced immunity and are protected from getting it again. (FOX31)

  3. Another Denver restaurant bites the COVID-19 dust. This time it's Owlbear Barbecue. The restaurant says it was in going great before COVID hit, but it was like a "huge switch flipped and it never really flipped back." The last day to grab something off their tasty menu will be Jan. 23. (Westword)

  4. Democrats’ plan for broad new public worker union rights faces opposition from Polis. Gov. Jared Polis opposes a proposed plan that would allow hundreds of thousands of public employees to join unions and negotiate employment contracts. (CPR)

  5. Luxury apartment building in Denver goes awry. A Denver 'luxury' apartment with major water issues required tenants seeking to terminate their leases sign non-disparagement agreement. The building has been plagued by issues since it opened. (7News)

The Environment:

  • EPA Region 8 to host public session about their plan to reduce lead exposure. The EPA's strategy lays out approaches to strengthen public health protections, address legacy lead contamination for communities with the greatest exposures and promote environmental justice. Region 8 serves Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and 28 Tribal Nations. (FOX21)

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Today in Denver:

  • Sordid Lives, a play written by Del Shores: At Wheat Ridge Theatre Co. Opens Jan. 21, through Feb. 12. (7:30 p.m.)

  • Mental Health Workshop: Denver Botanic Gardens. (9:30 a.m.)

  • Opening Reception: Keeping Time at the Art Students League of Denver. (5:30 p.m.)

  • Bobby Collins: At Comedy Works. (7:15 p.m.)

  • Nerd Roast - Roast of Spider Man: Denver Comedy Underground. (10 p.m.)

  • Art To See In Denver This Week: What to see, and where to see it this weekend. (Westword)

  • Music: Denver Concert Calendar. (Westword)

From my notebook:

  • Restaurant Week returns: Participating restaurants and menus will be announced on Feb. 16, and diners will be encouraged to check out the variety of restaurants and menus and are encouraged to make reservations early. (9News)

  • It's not to late to get vaccinated: An average of 700+ people are still receiving their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Denver each day. (Denver)

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Events:

  • Sordid Lifes - Play written by Del Shores - Presented by Wheat Ridge Theatre Co (Jan. 21)

  • Real Estate Investment Hour (Jan. 25)

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Thanks for following along and staying informed! I'll see tomorrow morning for another edition of the Denver Daily.— Brad K. Evans

This article originally appeared on the Denver Patch

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