Colorado Day, Great American Beer Festival and more: 5 Things to Know for Tuesday, August 1

Posted at 5:45 AM, Aug 01, 2017

DENVER – Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today, Tuesday, August 1.

1. Rep. Mike Coffman hosting town hall in Henderson Tuesday
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman will host a town hall meeting Tuesday evening at Prairie View High School in Henderson—in Denver’s northeast suburbs. More:

2. It’s Colorado Day!
Colorado is turning 141 years old today, and to celebrate, several museums across the state will offer admission free of charge. More:

3. Denver-area rents continue to rise
Overall, the cost of renting in Denver rose 1.2 percent last month. The median price for a 1-bedroom rental is now $1,060 and a 2-bedroom runs $1,350. Compared to the same time last year, rents are up 2.7 percent.

4. Great American Beer Festival tickets go on sale
Tickets for the annual Great American Beer Festival go on pre-sale Tuesday (available to members of the American Homebrewers Association or Brewers Association). General public ticket sales start Wednesday.

5. Pretty pleasant start to August!
The monsoon flow of moisture that produced plenty of precipitation for particular places in recent days is easing off for a few days. More: