🌱 Scoop Yer Sidewalk + DocuWest Film Fest + Baristas Unionizing

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Hello, neighbors! It's me again, Brad K. Evans, your host of the Denver Daily.

Friday's weather: Sunny and not as cold. High: 44 Low: 29.

Here are the top stories in Denver today:

  1. Documentary film festival aims to make Denver the hub for the genre. DocuWest is expanding its festival footprint in hopes making Denver the international hub for documentary filmmakers. (Denverite)

  2. Baristas At two metro Denver Starbucks are trying to unionize. Workers in Superior and Denver stores are planning to unionize, seeking better pay and a safer work environment. Starbucks says they have taken measures to keep employees safe during the pandemic. (CBS4)

  3. Who's responsible for clearing the sidewalks? You are. In Denver, shoveling the sidewalk is the responsibility of the property owner, and snow and or ice should be cleared from your sidewalks within 24 hours of the last accumulation. (FOX31)

  4. The Outdoor Retailer Snow Show is back in Denver this year. The show is notably smaller this year as companies like Patagonia, North Face and Gore-Tex backed out due the COVID-19 omicron variant surge. (7News)

  5. Powder Puff Bandit Pleads Guilty. The serial bank robber nicknamed the “Powder Puff Bandit” pleaded guilty to charges relating to seven bank robberies in metro Denver. (CBS Denver)

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Today in Denver:

  • FIRED – Hand Built Clay Exhibit: at Niza Knoll Gallery. (1-4 p.m.)

  • Comedy Underground: With Host Luke Gaston at The Louisville Underground. (7 p.m.)

  • Rush Archives: At the Buffalo Rose, Golden. (7 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Save the Dates: Denver Restaurant Week 2022 is March 11-20, 2022! Get amazing, multi-course dinners from dozens of Denver’s top restaurants for one tasty price. Menus launch on Feb. 16. (Visit Denver)

  • Get the COVID-19 booster shot for you kids: The CDC has approved the Pfizer booster shot for children ages 12-15. Although children typically experience less severe symptoms than adults, they are still susceptible to the Omicron and other variants of #COVID19. (Denver)

  • Did you know? The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is home to the largest and best publicly available collection of gem-carving sculptures by Russian artist Vasily Konovalenko. Check out his sculpture made with jasper called "Bread and Salt." (DMNS)

  • Counting the homeless: Every year, a one night count across the metro area is conducted of persons experiencing homelessness, from shelters to streets. This year Denver coordinated a group of volunteers with Metro Denver Homeless Initiative to conduct the count. (Denver)

  • Don't be a puffer: Warming up your vehicle could cost you!! - Freezing morning temperatures frequently cause residents to start their cars so that it is nice and warm by the time they are done getting ready for the day – this habit is extremely dangerous. (CBS4)

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Thanks for following along and staying informed! I'll see first thing Saturday morning with a new Denver Daily update. — Brad K. Evans

This article originally appeared on the Denver Patch

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