Taylor Swift Trial, Free Day at Colorado parks and more: 5 Things to Know for August 7, 2017

Posted at 5:31 AM, Aug 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 07:31:15-04

DENVER -- Good morning! Here's what you need to know for Monday, Aug. 7, 2017

1. Did a DJ grope Taylor Swift’s backside? 
The jury selection for Taylor Swift v. former DJ David Mueller begins today. Jurors deciding whether a radio host groped Taylor Swift during a photo op — and whether she and her team got him fired — will have to determine not just whose story to believe but what to make of a photograph that both sides say proves their case.

2. Happy belated birthday, Colorado!
All 41 Colorado state parks will be free today to celebrate Colorado Day, which was officially celebrated last Tuesday. You can find your nearest park here.

3. Emmanuel Joseph Doll hearing
A man charged in the killing of his 4-year-old nephew in Broomfield will have his first hearing in court today. Police documents show that investigators found a bloody ax next to the body of the 4-year-old boy at the time of the crime.

4. Calling all RiNo artists for a temporary bike rack project
The RiNo Art District is seeking qualifications from RiNo artists for a temporary bike rack project this summer. The call is open to RiNo artists and is to design and develop functional bicycle racks to be located within the Art District at various locations. To apply, contact

5. Siren tests in Boulder County
Boulder Countywide outdoor emergency sirens will be tested today at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.