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Mayoral Madness: Who You Should Vote For If...

It’s the Friday before election day and these races are heating up. Or are they? Low voter turnout for mail-in... more

31 Mar 2023 · 42 minutes
How to Make Money (And Not Ruin Your 'Hood) On AirBnB

Short-term rentals — like AirBnB or VRBO — may be controversial, but after a pandemic downturn, they’re back and more... more

30 Mar 2023 · 29 minutes
Hot Take! Denver’s Best Hot Sauce

Can you stand the heat? It takes a lot of gastrointestinal fortitude to taste test dozens of local hot sauces,... more

29 Mar 2023 · 38 minutes
The GOP's Gun Filibuster Fail, a Beloved Restaurant Returns, and More Golf Course Gossip

It’s Tuesday, and we’re digging into all the local stories that matter this week. First up, the beloved Japanese restaurant... more

28 Mar 2023 · 33 minutes
Student Activists From East High School Speak Out

During this school year alone, East High School has been the site of swattings, violent threats, and multiple shootings —... more

27 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
The Fallout from East High, Mushroom Growing 101, and a Cumbia Dance Party

This year alone there have been two shootings at East High School, prompting mass student walkouts, renewed calls for gun... more

24 Mar 2023 · 42 minutes
Before You Vote on Zoning, Listen to This

Between the mayor’s race and the Park Hill Golf Course, our ballots for the April 4 election are jam-packed! But... more

23 Mar 2023 · 16 minutes
Psychedelic Therapy is Not Funny. But Christie Buchele Is.

Christie Buchele is one of Denver’s hardest working comedians, but her new one-woman show, “Lost & Found,” isn’t about the... more

22 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
Golf Course Docs Leaked, a LoDo Mainstay Lost, and the Latest Mayoral Madness

It’s Tuesday and we’re talking about the big stories around Denver this week. The Park Hill Golf Course saga gets... more

21 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
The Sex Workers of the Wild West

Images of our Wild West past often evoke the work of men: miners, railroad titans, fur trappers, cowboys, and land... more

20 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Robert Treta on Electric Vehicles, Chipotle, and Denver 'Fugly'

Robert Treta is the owner of Treta Design and Build Inc., a contracting company, and he wants to be mayor.... more

19 Mar 2023 · 35 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Debbie Ortega on Bus Rapid Transit, Suncor, and Casa Bonita

Debbie Ortega is currently an at-large representative on City Council. She has served on council and worked in local government... more

18 Mar 2023 · 37 minutes
Roasting the Mayoral TV Ads, Bug Tacos, and a Lonely Frozen Dead Guy

It’s Friday and we’re talking about the local stories that mattered this week — which of course involves the mayor’s... more

17 Mar 2023 · 46 minutes
What's Happening Inside Casa Bonita 2.0?

Ever since that day last December, when the South Park guys announced that Casa Bonita would be re-opening this May,... more

16 Mar 2023 · 19 minutes
Congresswoman, Mom, Badass: Remembering Pat Schroeder

Twelve-term congresswoman Pat Schroeder passed away this week at the age of 82, leaving behind an important legacy that changed... more

15 Mar 2023 · 19 minutes
More Denver Survival Rules, New Compost No-No's, and an Election The GOP Won't Deny

It’s Tuesday, and we’re taking a look at the stories that matter to Denverites this week. Obviously that means Casa... more

14 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
Kathy Sabine is a Sunshine Expert. Then She Got Skin Cancer.

Denver is the Mile High City. Literally, that means we are one mile closer to the sun and that much... more

13 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Terrance Roberts on Gun Violence, the Park Hill Golf Course, and Jake Jabs

Terrance Roberts is a former gang member-turned-Park Hill community and civil rights activist. He sits down with host Bree Davies... more

12 Mar 2023 · 40 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Kwame Spearman on Psychedelics, Tattered Cover, and the Downtown Dilemma

Kwame Spearman is on leave from his job as CEO of Tattered Cover, which is also co-owns, and he wants... more

11 Mar 2023 · 41 minutes
What is "Public Safety," Dog Poop Problems, and a Weirdly Political Drag Show

It’s Friday and we’re rounding up the stories that caught our eyes — and noses — this week. Producer Paul... more

10 Mar 2023 · 49 minutes
Meet the Dinosaur That Changed Colorado History

Of all the dinosaurs, we Coloradans have a special connection to the Stegosaurus. So much so that in February, state... more

09 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
Can Republicans Ever Win in Colorado Again?

The Republican Party of Colorado is in tough shape. They’ve been on a major losing streak since Cory Gardner was... more

08 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
Denver at the Oscars, CO's Lagging Film Incentives, and the Local Theater Landscape

The 95th Academy Awards will be presented this Sunday in Los Angeles, and at least a couple Coloradans are up... more

07 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
What if Denver Was Nuclear-Powered Again?

Between the high price of natural gas and the push for green energy, conservatives in Colorado have in the last... more

06 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Mayoral Madness: James Walsh on Worker Power, Harm Reduction and UBI

James Walsh is a professor of political science and labor history at CU Denver, and he wants to be mayor.... more

05 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Kelly Brough on e-Scooters, STAR, and the Downtown Dilemma

Kelly Brough served as president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and chief of staff for then-mayor... more

04 Mar 2023 · 36 minutes
Is Denver That Great for Gen Z? Plus, 303 Day and an Elusive 'Dream House'

It’s Friday, and we’re rounding up all the local stories that mattered this week. At the top of that list:... more

03 Mar 2023 · 45 minutes
11 Essential Rules for Surviving Denver

When Politico published its rules for surviving Washington DC, it got us thinking: What are the essential rules for surviving... more

02 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Why Your Xcel Bill is So Dang High

Xcel Energy posted $1.7 billion in profits in 2022, yet many Coloradans have seen their energy bills double and in... more

01 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
New Gun Laws at the Capitol, Toxic Train Concerns, and How Pollinators Could Shape Future Development

After months of research and planning, Colorado Democrats introduced a big package of gun reform laws last week that tackle... more

28 Feb 2023 · 25 minutes
Why Sen. Michael Bennet Wants to Take Your TikTok Away

The City and County of Denver recently joined cities across the country in banning TikTok from all government devices —... more

27 Feb 2023 · 25 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Mike Johnston on Rent Control, the Police, and Peña Boulevard

Mike Johnston served in the state senate for eight years, ran for governor and the U.S. Senate, and most recently... more

26 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Chris Hansen On His TV Ad, Homelessness, and TikTok

Chris Hansen is a trained engineer and state senator who has represented Denver for the past six years, and he... more

25 Feb 2023 · 32 minutes
Housing Hot Takes, the Nuggets Mascot Mystery, and a Bittersweet Goodbye

It’s Friday and we’re digging into all the local stories that mattered this week. First, more Mayoral Madness because the... more

24 Feb 2023 · 38 minutes
The Beer Likers Guide to the Best Local Breweries

Craft breweries can be as intimidating as they are plentiful. But there’s lots to enjoy in the local brewery scene... more

23 Feb 2023 · 31 minutes
How the FBI Undermined the 2020 Racial Justice Protests

The new podcast “Alphabet Boys” is making waves across the country with revelations about how the FBI used an undercover... more

22 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
What if Suncor Shut Down Forever?

A series of mysterious incidents in late December forced the Suncor refinery in Commerce City to shut down for weeks.... more

21 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Thomas Wolf on Gentrification, Casa Bonita and His Favorite Local Artist

Thomas Wolf is an investment banker who has worked for JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and Crewe Capital, and... more

19 Feb 2023 · 30 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Trinidad Rodriguez on the Police, Rent Control, and Late-Night Diners

Trinidad Rodriguez is an investment banker who’s served on the board of the Denver Housing Authority and as policy advisor... more

18 Feb 2023 · 24 minutes
Denver Bans TikTok, the War on Prairie Dogs, and Carbs Are Back!

It's Friday and we're rounding up all the stories that mattered to Denverites this week. First, TikTok: is it a... more

17 Feb 2023 · 42 minutes
Is There a Racist Conspiracy Brewing on the Plains?

When Courtney and Nicole Mallery were thinking about buying a ranch on the Eastern Plains, other Black people in Denver... more

16 Feb 2023 · 22 minutes
Does Denver Need Rent Control?

Colorado has banned rent control since 1981. But with the cost of housing on the rise across the state, including... more

15 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
How ‘Dangerous’ is Dining Downtown? Plus, New Flavors of the Old West

It’s Valentine’s Day, so we’re surveying the dining scene with Westword’s food editor Molly Martin and editor-in-chief Patty Calhoun. First,... more

14 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
The 50-Year Fight to Desegregate Denver Schools

In the wake of Brown v. Board of Education, Denver Public Schools created a de facto segregation that was so... more

13 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Ean Thomas Tafoya on Xcel, Public Safety, and the Park Hill Golf Course

Ean Thomas Tafoya is an environmental justice advocate and community organizer with 20 years of experience working with and within... more

12 Feb 2023 · 27 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Lisa Calderón on Transit, the Police Budget, and the Downtown Dilemma

Lisa Calderón is the executive director of Emerge Colorado, previously served as chief of staff for City Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca,... more

11 Feb 2023 · 33 minutes
Swingers in Centennial, Nasty Politics, and Our Valentine’s Day Recs

It’s Friday and we’re digging deep into all the local stories that mattered this week. First, the mayor’s race isn’t... more

10 Feb 2023 · 38 minutes
How Former Mayor Federico Peña Would Fix Downtown (Again)

Nearly three years of a global pandemic have done a number on downtown Denver — high vacancy rates, shuttering businesses,... more

09 Feb 2023 · 18 minutes
$5.49 per hour?! Gig Drivers Speak Out

When you pay $80 for an Uber to the airport, how much of that fare goes to the driver? A... more

08 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
Queer Catholic Teacher Fired, Local Business Gossip, and Which Mayoral Candidate is Lying?

It’s Tuesday and we’re breaking down the big stories of the week so far: The mayor’s race is heating up,... more

07 Feb 2023 · 31 minutes
The Lost History of Colorado’s Black Pioneers

It’s Black History Month, and we’re thinking about the people and experiences that have been foundational to this place. Much... more

06 Feb 2023 · 22 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Renate Behrens on Housing, Transit, and What We Can Learn From Germany

Renate Behrens worked as a caretaker in Germany before moving to Colorado to get married, and she wants to be... more

05 Feb 2023 · 25 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Leslie Herod on Affordability, Transit, and Casa Bonita

Leslie Herod is a state representative serving parts of Denver, and she wants to be Denver’s next mayor. Host Bree... more

04 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
Has Vision Zero Failed? Plus, Police Reform and Chicano Funk

It’s Friday and we’re talking about the stories we couldn’t stop thinking about this week. Host Bree Davies is joined... more

03 Feb 2023 · 43 minutes
Street Taco Street Fight: Denver's Best Al Pastor

We’ve tackled breakfast burritos. We’ve eaten our way through Denver’s donut scene. We’ve chowed down on fried chicken and compared... more

02 Feb 2023 · 37 minutes
Eminent Domain Took Two Family Homes. Can Art Take Them Back?

If you’ve been in Denver for a while, you’ve seen the work of internationally renowned artist Anthony Garcia. Born n’... more

01 Feb 2023 · 18 minutes
Xcel Posts Huge Profits, Who's RTD For, and Casa Bonita is Looking for 'Entertainers (Wet)'

Do you have what it takes to be “entertainer (wet)” — aka, a cliff diver at Casa Bonita? The South... more

31 Jan 2023 · 26 minutes
Can Governor Polis Fix Our Housing Problem?

For the first time in his now five years as governor, Jared Polis is focusing on housing. Whether its an... more

30 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
Backyard Chickens, Vanity Plates, and Our Plan for the Mayor's Race

It’s Friday and we’re rounding up the stories that caught our eye this week. Producer Paul Karolyi and host Bree... more

27 Jan 2023 · 38 minutes
Can Science Fix Our Water Woes?

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. And boy, do we in the West really need to figure... more

26 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
A New Den-Mex Empire Rises in the Suburbs

On our hunt for Denver’s best street tacos, we stumbled on a story we had to share: After decades working in... more

25 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
Who Poisoned the Taco Bell? Plus, Gun Reform and Meth at the Library

It’s Tuesday and we’ve got everything you need to know about the local stories Denverites are talking about: Meth residue... more

24 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
The Park Hill Golf Course Fight is Back On!

For almost 100 years, the Park Hill neighborhood has featured an 18-hole golf course. But then a major developer, Westside... more

23 Jan 2023 · 25 minutes
Should Denver Dump Gas Stoves? Plus, Our Nerdy Governor and Tacos!

It’s Friday and that means we’re looking back at the local stories that mattered this week. Producer Paul Karolyi and... more

20 Jan 2023 · 48 minutes
Can a Total Rebrand Save This Iconic Colorado Beer?

Once upon a time, New Belgium Brewing ruled the craft brew scene in Colorado, and Fat Tire was its flagship... more

19 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
A Bold Plan to Tackle Homelessness, Snowplow Politics, and More Mayoral Madness

Mayoral hopefuls are rolling out their strategies to tackle public safety and homelessness, and others have set social media abuzz... more

18 Jan 2023 · 20 minutes
Why the Stock Show Matters to This Girl and Her Goat

The National Western Stock Show has been an annual attraction in Denver since 1906, bringing cowboys, cowgirls, farmers, ranchers, and... more

17 Jan 2023 · 20 minutes
Snow Plowing Problems, A Jaywalking Debate, and Brutalism's Last Champion

It’s Friday! And we’re looking back at the news of the week with one of our favorite returning guests —... more

13 Jan 2023 · 41 minutes
How Worried Should Denverites Be About the Economy?

Grocery prices are through the roof, but gas is under $3 a gallon. The housing market in Denver finally seems... more

12 Jan 2023 · 16 minutes
Inside the Effort to Fix Our Trash Problem

“Given the city’s strained resources, the expansion of recycling and compost service next year will be a significant burden that... more

11 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
Polis Backtracks on Migrant Busing, More E-Bike Rebates, and Su Teatro’s Big Win

It’s Tuesday and we’re bringing you a midweek roundup of news across the metro area: As migrants and asylum seekers... more

10 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
Can the Broncos Recover From This Dumpster Fire Season?

The Denver Broncos opened their 2022-23 season with Mile High expectations. A new ownership group led by deep-pocketed Walmart heirs... more

09 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
Dems’ Big Plans for 2023, Weekend Recs, and Stock Show Trivia!

It’s Friday and we’re back in studio rounding up the news of the week! The legislative session kicks off Monday,... more

06 Jan 2023 · 48 minutes
The Mystery of Downtown’s Lost Tunnels

Next time you find yourself in LoDo or wandering around near Union Station, look down. Just below the streets of... more

05 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
Broncos Go Bust, Busloads of Migrants, and Suncor Shuts Down

We’re catching you up on all the top stories of the week so far: The Broncos went from bad to... more

04 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
A Tarot Reading For Our City’s New Year

We can’t predict Denver’s future, but — what if we could get some guidance from the universe on how our... more

03 Jan 2023 · 14 minutes
The Downtown Dilemma

Programming Note: We’re taking some time off around the new year. We’ll be back with new episodes starting on January... more

30 Dec 2022 · 44 minutes
10 Years of Legal Reefer Madness

Weed. It’s been legal for 10 years, and it feels more fraught than ever. All this week on City Cast... more

29 Dec 2022 · 39 minutes
The Rise of Worker Power

2022, what a year, am I right? Lots of ups, lots of downs. And we made it. All this week... more

28 Dec 2022 · 38 minutes
The Year We Forgot How to Tip

As the days tick down to the new year, we’re looking back at 2022. All this week on City Cast... more

27 Dec 2022 · 38 minutes
The Moment Denver Became Hockeytown, USA

Host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi are counting down the top five stories in Denver in 2022. Today’s episode... more

26 Dec 2022 · 18 minutes
EMERGENCY POD: Casa Bonita Announces Reopening Date!

Just as we were setting our away messages and logging off for the holiday season, Denver got the biggest news... more

22 Dec 2022 · 4 minutes
Denver's Most Epic Wins and Fails of 2022

Denver is about to put another interesting year on the books. Depending on how you look at it, we celebrated... more

22 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
The Battle for Denver’s Best Latke

Tonight marks the fourth night of Hanukkah, and it’s time to settle the age-old question: who makes the best latke... more

21 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
The Best Hot Springs For Your Winter Getaway

As we longingly wait for snow to blanket the Mile High in time for the holidays, there’s always the mountains... more

20 Dec 2022 · 32 minutes
Does Denver Have a Parking Problem?

Or does parking have a Denver problem? It’s an age-old question that’s become particularly controversial lately, with increasing concerns over... more

19 Dec 2022 · 25 minutes
“Water, Under Pressure” from Laws of Notion

This weekend, we’re excited to share the first episode from the new season of Laws of Notion, the podcast produced... more

17 Dec 2022 · 29 minutes
AG Takes On Grocery Giants, Cage-Free Eggs, and DQ Hot Takes

The cost of groceries is too damn high! And it could be going even higher, based on the reporting from... more

16 Dec 2022 · 45 minutes
A Secretive Mozzarella Dynasty Unravels in Court

An astounding 85% of all pizza cheese is supplied by the Denver-based company Leprino Foods, which is controlled by one... more

15 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
How Colorado Plans to Bring Back Gray Wolves

In a highly controversial vote two years ago, Coloradans narrowly approved a proposal to reintroduce wolves to the state. But... more

14 Dec 2022 · 18 minutes
What Denverites Get Wrong about Colorado Springs

While Colorado Springs is still dealing with the aftermath of the Club Q shooting, there’s something else that’s clung to... more

13 Dec 2022 · 17 minutes
Why Didn’t Colorado’s Red Flag Law Stop The Club Q Shooting?

The alleged shooter who opened fire inside Club Q last month, killing five people, had prior run-ins with law enforcement,... more

12 Dec 2022 · 16 minutes
Colorado Healing Fund Backlash, Our Parking Paradox, and a S'mores-gasbord

It’s another Friday news roundup! This week, podcaster and cannabis expert Ann Marie Awad joins producer Paul Karolyi and host... more

09 Dec 2022 · 46 minutes
Is SCOTUS About to Alter CO's Anti-Discrimination Laws?

Ten years after Lakewood baker Jack Phillips refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding, a similar case went... more

08 Dec 2022 · 18 minutes
The Restaurants We Couldn’t Live Without This Year

Denver lost so many restaurants to the pandemic — RIP Racines, To The Wind, Tables, Piatti, etc. — but there... more

07 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
Your Guide to Holiday Fun

Sure, Denverites love the Parade of Lights and the tree lighting at Union Station. But what else is there to... more

06 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
How Looters and Liars Propped Up the Denver Art Museum

The Denver Post published a blockbuster three-part investigation last week, unveiling the spokes of an international criminal conspiracy with Denver... more

05 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
Club Q Fallout, Indigenous School Protest, and World Cup Watch Spots

What does it mean to have a safe space? We tackle that question from two different directions in this week’s... more

02 Dec 2022 · 49 minutes
How Libertarians Shaped Colorado (And Still Do)

The Libertarian Party celebrates its 51st birthday next week — that’s 51 years pushing a fiscally conservative, socially liberal agenda.... more

01 Dec 2022 · 18 minutes
Is This a Mayor’s Race or a Clown Car?

With no fewer than 20 declared candidates, the race to be Denver’s next mayor seems to be getting more crowded... more

30 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
Why Chicano Theater Still Matters in Denver’s Changing Westside

It’s a milestone year for Su Teatro, the 50-year-old Westside institution and third-oldest Chicano theater in the country. They’re also... more

29 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
Is Denver a Fashion Disaster?

Whether you’re celebrating Cyber Monday today or thinking about a wardrobe refresh for the new year, it’s time to talk... more

28 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
DIA Hacks + Your Craziest Edibles Stories

It’s been a difficult week in Colorado, as the nation reels from yet another mass shooting — this time apparently... more

23 Nov 2022 · 37 minutes
Is a Housing Solution Hiding in Colfax’s Many Old Motels?

Everyone knows Denver’s got a housing shortage — but so many proposed fixes seem too expensive, too controversial, or just... more

22 Nov 2022 · 18 minutes
Another Mass Shooting Rocks Colorado's LGBTQ Community

Shortly before midnight on Saturday, November 19, a 22-year-old armed with a semi-automatic weapon entered one of Colorado Springs’ few... more

21 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
Does Denver Hate Hip-Hop? Plus, El Chapultepec's Future and Daddy Bruce's Thanksgiving Legacy

When city officials threatened to shut down yet another hip-hop club late last week — this time Roo-Bar Lounge at... more

18 Nov 2022 · 37 minutes
Possible School Closures Cast DPS Into Turmoil

With enrollment declining across Denver Public Schools and funding as scarce as ever, Superintendent Alex Marrero has thrust the highly... more

17 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
The Only Brunches Worth Waiting For

How long would you wait in line for a killer mimosa and huevos rancheros? What about a great bloody mary... more

16 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
How to Make Better Edibles

The holidays are right around the corner. Wouldn’t it be fun if you could add a little something extra to... more

15 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
Mayoral Candidate Terrance Roberts Is More Than ‘A Former Gang Member’

“The Holly” debuted at the Denver Film Festival earlier this month and caught a lot of local attention. Based on... more

14 Nov 2022 · 18 minutes
Boebert on the Brink, Legal 'Shrooms, and Native Comedy

Election day might be over, but Colorado’s still reckoning with some big decisions voters made this midterm, annnnd we have... more

11 Nov 2022 · 44 minutes
EMERGENCY POD: Is Lauren Boebert Losing?

Like so many other Coloradans, we are watching with bated breath as the race for Colorado’s Congressional District 3 goes... more

11 Nov 2022 · 13 minutes
Your Questions on Coffee, Tipping, and the Megadrought

Are the baristas at Thump really rude, or is there more going on with Denver’s coffee scene than we realized?... more

10 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
How Denver Voted

The midterm elections were tight across the country, but the Democrats held their ground in Colorado, with Governor Jared Polis... more

09 Nov 2022 · 31 minutes
The Many Sex Rooms of Denver

When “How to Build a Sex Room” premiered on Netflix in July, it took the home renovation reality show formula... more

08 Nov 2022 · 18 minutes
Cold Weather Camping: It’s Not That Bad!

As the weather changes and we turn toward our favorite snowy outdoor activities, camping is often left out of the... more

07 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
Campaign Blunders, Transphobic Mailers, and More Midterm Mania

It’s the Friday before Election Day, and all through the state, every political creature is stirring — donkey, elephant, and... more

04 Nov 2022 · 44 minutes
A Skeptic's Guide to Immersive Everything

Between David Byrne’s “Theater of the Mind” and Immersive Dalí, the hottest trend in Denver art is the immersive experience.... more

03 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
Your Guide to Denver’s Ballot Measures

As usual, there’s a lot on the Denver ballot this year. We’re voting on everything from library funding to expanding... more

02 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
How Colorado Became a Haven For Jam Bands

It’s no secret: Colorado loves the Grateful Dead… and all the jam bands that formed in the shadow of the... more

01 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
A New Indigenous Mystery Finds Horror in Old Denver

A search for clues at Lakeside Amusement Park. A clandestine meeting at Union Station. A round of putt-putt through an... more

31 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Ghost Stories, Haunted Houses, and Your Halloweekend

Ladies and gentlemen, it's the Halloweekend! So we invited the biggest Halloween freak we could find — host Bree Davies’... more

28 Oct 2022 · 36 minutes
All Treats, No Tricks As Denver Gears Up for 2022 Midterms

With the November 8 midterms just around the corner, some voters are feeling anxious about election security. And others are... more

27 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Could Denver Get Swept Up in Another Election Conspiracy?

“If we do not stand up when they go to steal the election, our country is over. It’s over.” That’s... more

26 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
The Wizard’s Chest Overflows with Halloween Inspiration

It’s that time of the year again, when Spirit Halloween pop-ups fill all the empty box stores around Denver, hawking... more

25 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Service Industry Vets Have Choice Words For Your 'Tipping Fatigue'

With Denver’s minimum wage set to go up on January 1, we have got our eyes locked on the local... more

24 Oct 2022 · 21 minutes
“The Dearest Field” from Lost Highways

This weekend, we’re proud to present an episode from our friends at History Colorado and their podcast “Lost Highways: Tales... more

22 Oct 2022 · 57 minutes
Water Woes in the 'Burbs, Touchdown Trouble at Mile High

Two things seem to be in short supply around Denver these days: water and touchdowns. After signing superstar quarterback Russell... more

21 Oct 2022 · 37 minutes
What’s Up With All the Booze On Our Ballots?

The future of the neighborhood liquor store is at stake in next month’s election, at least if you listen to... more

20 Oct 2022 · 15 minutes
Can Larimer Square Lure People Downtown Again?

Larimer Square has for decades been a draw for tourists, a nightlife destination, and a place to get a fancy... more

19 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Is Denver a Pepsi Town?

When Pepsi broke ground last month on a massive, new bottling plant out by DIA, PepsiCo Beverages president of North... more

18 Oct 2022 · 20 minutes
Who is Michael Bennet Really?

Local historian Phil Goodstein is an… interesting Denverite. On one hand, he has done more than anyone to document our... more

17 Oct 2022 · 23 minutes
Still No Avs on TV, “Camp Hell,” and a Historic Eco-Architect

Denver was abuzz this week with two big celebs in town to mark major milestones: First, Blink-182 lead singer Mark... more

14 Oct 2022 · 38 minutes
Roasted! Our Picks for Denver's Best (And Worst) Coffee Shops

Summer, spring, winter, fall… every season is coffee season! It’s no secret, Denver has an excellent selection of coffee shops... more

13 Oct 2022 · 20 minutes
Can a New Sand Creek Massacre Exhibit Do Right by the Tribes?

The 1864 Sand Creek Massacre was one of the most horrific moments in Colorado history — hundreds of Cheyenne and... more

12 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
We Get Lost in David Byrne's "Theater of the Mind"

World-renowned art-rock icon David Byrne is not from Denver. So we were as surprised as anyone when he announced that... more

11 Oct 2022 · 27 minutes
Furrygate 2022: The Governor's Race Goes off the Rails

Incumbent governor Jared Polis is polling way up on his Republican challenger Heidi Ganahl, so she’s looking to gain traction... more

07 Oct 2022 · 31 minutes
Does the Great American Beer Fest Still Matter to Beer Lovers?

The streets of Denver are already awash in crisp American lagers, hazy New England IPAs, ultra-tart fruited sours, and the... more

06 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Inside Chubby’s, the Northside's Green Chile Empire

Fall is here and the chiles are roasting — but at The Original Chubby’s Burger Drive Inn, it’s always green... more

05 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Why Roasted Chiles Are Better This Season

Fall is in the air… and by that, we mean the air is filled with the tantalizing aroma of roasting... more

04 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
The Far Right Are Among Us Still

A Proud Boy spotted at a Northside supermarket. Local elected officials and law enforcement found on a leaked Oath Keepers... more

03 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
The Final Pizza Showdown

The epic conclusion of Pizza Week is here! With our host Bree Davies out with COVID, it’s up to producer... more

30 Sep 2022 · 43 minutes
Honey on the Crust: The Plot Thickens

Welcome to Pizza Week: Day 3! What is the deal with all these local pizza parlors offering honey for your crust?... more

29 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
Pizza Myths, Mysteries, and Madness

Pizza Week continues! Our producer Paul Karolyi is a certified pizza obsessive, searching low and Mile High for the most... more

28 Sep 2022 · 22 minutes
The State of Pizza in Denver is…

Welcome to City Cast Denver’s Pizza Week! We’re kicking off our week-long celebration of (and descent into madness through) Denver’s... more

27 Sep 2022 · 26 minutes
Why Peter Sagal Can't Forget Isabella Thallas’s Murder

On June 10, 2020, Isabella Thallas was out for a walk in the Ballpark neighborhood with her boyfriend Darian Simon... more

26 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
What's Better For Unhoused Folks: "Housing First" or Cash?

Has Houston been so good at tackling its homelessness problem that Denver can take a page from its playbook? Last... more

23 Sep 2022 · 40 minutes
Black Pioneers and a New Story of the Old West

Much of who and what has been depicted as Colorado history paints a picture that is not very diverse, let... more

22 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
So Much More Than PSLs: Why We Love Fall in Colorado

Fall officially begins this Thursday, September 22. But what makes fall in Colorado so special? How do we celebrate the... more

21 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
Why the ‘Latino Vote’ is a Big Deal This Year

It’s election season and there’s some big ticket races going down in Colorado. But the one to watch? Congressional District... more

20 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
Why Did Police Shoot a Man Who Called Them For Help?

On June 11, 22-year-old Christian Glass called 911. His car had gotten stuck just outside of Silver Plume and he... more

19 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
A Moment on the Sidewalk with Jonathon Stalls

Earlier this week, Bree sat down for an emotional conversation about walking with Jonathon Stalls, the man behind the wildly... more

17 Sep 2022 · 4 minutes
Will Hot E-Bike Summer Fizzle Into Cold Car Winter?

The summer of the e-bike is over. Thousands of Denverites are now happily zipping around on these climate-friendly fun machines,... more

16 Sep 2022 · 45 minutes
How Walking Saved This Man’s Life

We talk about transit a lot — but how often do we talk about, well, walking? The pedestrian experience is... more

15 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
Does DIA Deserve More Love Than it Gets?

From the conspiracy theories to the seemingly endless construction, there’s never been a shortage of issues at Denver International Airport.... more

14 Sep 2022 · 19 minutes
Wanna Eat Japanese in Denver Like a Pro? Talk to Gil.

Japanese food has always been a deeply personal obsession for local author Gil Asakawa. He grew up in Japan and... more

13 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
Long Live The Shagman! A Denver TV Icon Bids Farewell

It’s the end of an era for Denver — Rocky’s Autos has closed its doors for good after 40 years.... more

12 Sep 2022 · 23 minutes
'Tipping Fatigue' Hits Denver

Denver’s minimum wage is going up to $17.29 starting in January, and with restaurants already on the brink, Denverites can.... more

09 Sep 2022 · 41 minutes
Can Denver Rethink What We Throw Away?

Denver has a trash problem. And so far, efforts to improve recycling and composting rates have fallen far short of... more

08 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
Denver’s Got a Police Problem. Will the Chief’s Retirement Fix it?

Denver’s Chief of Police Paul Pazen is retiring. After 28 years on the force, Chief Pazen was appointed to the... more

07 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
What We Learned From RTD’s Month of Free Fares

For the entire month of August, public transportation was completely, utterly FREE. The no-cost ride effort was in part meant... more

06 Sep 2022 · 19 minutes
Day Trips! Our Recs For Your Long Weekend

Labor Day weekend is upon us! We put our heads together and came up with our favorite places around Colorado... more

02 Sep 2022 · 32 minutes
Colorado is Making SO Much Money in the New Space Race

There’s a new space race on, and getting back to the moon or Mars is only part of the fun.... more

01 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
The Future of Lunch is on E. Evans Ave.

When the very first Chipotle opened on E. Evans Ave. in 1993, hungry DU students fueled the restaurant to world... more

31 Aug 2022 · 25 minutes
The End of Predatory Towing (Hopefully)

There’s no faster route to a bad day than having your car towed. And especially in the last few years,... more

30 Aug 2022 · 15 minutes
Is Denver Hoarding Water?

Ever since Denver Water was founded in 1918, the agency has demonstrated enviable foresight, building out a massive infrastructure across... more

29 Aug 2022 · 19 minutes
The OG LoDo Scapegoat: Nightclub Kingpin Valentes Corleons

On July 17, Denver police shot into a crowd of hungry club-goers waiting for a bite to eat around let-out... more

26 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
Could This Bold New Plan Get Denverites Out of Their Cars?

Could it be true? Could Colorado really be working toward our climate goals… and actually stop widening our highways? According... more

25 Aug 2022 · 19 minutes
How a Burger Dive Thrives in Ritzy Cherry Creek

The secret is out: Denver is an awesome place to live. But in the past 15 years, that’s led to... more

24 Aug 2022 · 19 minutes
New Broncos, New Mission: World Domination

When the Denver Broncos open their regular season on September 12 against the Seattle Seahawks, they’ll look completely different than... more

23 Aug 2022 · 19 minutes
City Cast Denver
The End of Predatory Towing (Hopefully)
City Cast Denver

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There’s no faster route to a bad day than having your car towed. And especially in the last few years, complaints of... more