Tax Day and more: 5 Things to Know for Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Posted at 5:40 AM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 07:40:06-04

DENVER -- Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today, Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

1. Public hearing on pit bull ban in Castle Rock 
The Castle Rock City Council will host the first public hearing Tuesday about changing city code to allow pit bulls. The hearing comes after a March 6 recommendation to replace the current breed-specific ban, on the books since 1982, in favor of a two-tiered, behavior-based system.

2. Project to combat heroin epidemic in Colorado 
Organizers will announce Tuesday a new initiative to address the ongoing heroin/fentanyl epidemic in Colorado. The goal of the Heroin Impact Project will be to help those affected by the use and also diminish the source.

3. Denver reconsiders rules on beer consumption in city parks
The Denver Parks and Recreation Department will host a public hearing Tuesday evening on proposed changes to beer consumption regulations at city parks. The department plans to expand the sale and service of alcohol in all Denver parks. 

4. Tax Day is today!
Today is the deadline to file your income taxes. Procrastinators will have until midnight tonight to either file a return or apply for an extension. 

5. Gusty Tuesday
Temperatures on Tuesday will be in the upper 50s to low 60s, with very gusty winds.  Expect to see the high by early afternoon, with cooler weather and a shift in winds by the time you are heading home from work.