Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Sept. 28

A man looks out on Central City circa 1930. (Carolina Bancroft Collection/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Hey there. Today’s news roundup includes bad news for train people, good news for food people and lots of other news upon which I won’t pass judgment. Meanwhile, I’m just wistfully watching from my chair — like this guy.

A man looks out on Central City circa 1930. (Carolina Bancroft Collection/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)
A man looks out on Central City circa 1930. (Carolina Bancroft Collection/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Development:

A developer says a 1,000-foot, 90-story tower for downtown is “100 percent going forward.” Joe Rubino reports. (DP)

State regulators shut down RTD’s latest proposal on the A and B line problems. That’s bad news for the G Line, which will definitely not open this year, per John Aguilar. (DP)

Culture and food:

The sonic sound tank in Rangely was featured in a national show on public radio. Lovely sounds. (WBUR)

5280 has its newest “best restaurants” list. Hop Alley and El Five are on my to-do list. (5280)

Ashley got a tour of the new Punch Bowl Social out at the old Stapleton control tower. I went in the other one once. It was loud! (Denverite)

Biju’s Little Curry Shop is ending its pop-up experiment at Whole Foods. Next, they might offer their food through the hot bar, Ashley reports. (Denverite)

Law:

I decided to take a look at where Denver’s 72-hour parking rule gets enforced most often. Northeast Denver, better watch out… (Denverite)

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the Aurora Police Department on accusations that officers ejected an Ethiopian man from a Caribou Coffee for no apparent reason. APD denies it. Brandon Johansson reports. (Sentinel)

The Aurora City Council hasn’t decided whether to pass a resolution showing their support for DACA, as Kara Mason reports. One councilman alleges that his colleagues are trying to sidestep the issue. (Sentinel)

The Denver Film Society is joining a legal complaint that accuses Landmark Theatres of using its influence to keep indie films to itself, as Adrian reports. (Denverite)

Sporting:

Youth participation in football declined by 50,000 boys from 2008 to 2016. Half of that decline happened in the most recent year. (!) A Colorado researcher digs into the numbers with John Daley. (CPR)

The Rockies have almost locked down the last wild card for the playoffs. Then they have to win the wild-card game. (ESPN)

Charlie Blackmon is the team’s engine. Christian picks out a play that shows it. (Denverite)

EVEN MORE FALL HIKES. (5280)

Andrew Kenney

Author: Andrew Kenney

Andrew Kenney writes about public spaces, Denver phenomena and whatever else. He previously worked for six years as a reporter at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. His most prized possession is his collection of bizarre voicemail. Leave him one at 303-502-2803, or email akenney@denverite.com.