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Civic Center food trucks return and more: 5 Things to Know for Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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Posted at 5:43 AM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 07:49:16-04

DENVER -- Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today, Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

1. Civic Center Eats begins
Denver’s largest gathering of gourmet food trucks returns to downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park with 28 new food trucks, along with 54 returning vendors from last season. Civic Center EATS will launch Tuesday through Thursday, continuing weekly during the lunchtime hours through early October.

2. Boulder assault weapons vote
The Boulder City Council is set to deliberate Tuesday a proposed ban on so-called assault weapons. The city council voted unanimously in favor of the ban during its first reading back in April.

3. Castle Rock City Council set to vote on pit bull ban repeal
The Castle Rock City Council will vote Tuesday evening on an ordinance that would lift the city’s ban on pit bulls. The ordinance passed by a 5-2 margin during a first reading vote back in April.

4. Parts of Chatfield affected by project closure reopens
Construction related to the Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project has forced the closure of a large portion of Chatfield State Park. But Tuesday, some impacted areas will reopen to the public. Massey Draw and the Deer Creek Day Use Area will once again welcome visitors. However, the Swim Beach will remain closed for the summer.

5. Cooler Tuesday
Temperatures will be cooler Tuesday, with highs in the 60s in the Denver area. The mountains will see a rain/snow mix, with highs in the  upper 40s to middle 50s.