A Taste of Colorado, Telluride Film Festival and more: 5 Things to Know for Friday, Sep. 1

Posted at 5:48 AM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 07:48:21-04

DENVER – Good morning, everyone! Here’s what you need to know today on Friday, September 1.

1. Authorities continue search for woman and her 1-year-old child
An AMBER Alert was activated Thursday for a missing Commerce City woman and her 1-year-old child. Samantha Adams, 26, was taken from Commerce City Thursday morning by her ex-boyfriend, Venzor-Gonzalez, 22. Officers say the woman and her child, identified as Zahid Adams, are believed to be in danger, as Venzor-Gonzalez is said to be armed and dangerous. More:

2. Telluride Film Festival gets underway
The 42nd Telluride Film Festival kicks off Friday in Telluride. The festival attracts high-profile guests and goes till Monday.

3. New pop-up dog park opens in Denver
Starting Friday and going through December 31, the north part of Speer Boulevard Park will become a pop-up dog park. The park will be located at Little Raven Street and Speer Boulevard. More:

4. Get ready to get A Taste of Colorado
Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park and the surrounding streets are transforming for the four-day, free admission, music, food, shopping and family-fun festival of the 34th Annual A Taste of Colorado. It opens Friday at 11:30 a.m.

5. Hot for the holiday weekend
Friday will be sunny, but hazy in the morning, with scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon.  Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s on the plains, with 70s to near 80 in the high country. The hot and dry weather will return for the Labor Day Weekend! More: