Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Sept. 18

Read up on everything and be the smartest person at brunch.

Are taller buildings the answer at 38th and Blake?

City planners think it could bring more affordable housing without a big taxpayer subsidy. (Denverite)

Downtown developer on affordable housing: It’s great

“… affordable housing has very low risk. It’s always 100 percent full because there’s such a huge need for it.” (Denverite)

The Broncos should be worried about Andrew Luck

He’s a lot better at his job when he’s not broken from head to toe. (Denverite)

And CU might need to worry about Sefo Liufau

The quarterback left yesterday’s game early with an injury. (AP)

Take your tailgate up a notch at Wondergate

Or if that’s not your speed today, maybe do some foul-mouthed cross-stitching or go meet adoptable Shiba Inus. (Denverite)

“The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey” premiers tonight

Just the latest outgrowth of America’s obsession with the case. (Denverite)

A Boulder man is dead after a gunfight with a deputy

Investigators say the 37-year-old was picking fights and fired at police when they arrived on the scene. (AP)

Trump was back in Colorado Springs last night

He did not get stuck in an elevator. He did talk about the explosion in New York. (Denverite)

Some good Rockies news

Pitcher Jon Gray set a club record last night by shutting down a million (rough estimate) batters. (Denverite)

The Broncos released veteran safety Shilo Keo

He was was just finishing a two-game suspension stemming from a DUI charge. (9)

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.