Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Oct. 25


Good morning! I have read the news, and this is what interested me: Earthquakes in Oklahoma, self-driving trucks, Snooze, a story about Wynkoop Street and a castle. Plus: other stuff.

View of streetcar number 126, in Denver, Colorado, at (possibly) the turnaround wye at the end of the Valverde Line at South Lipan Street and West Alameda Avenue; shows a man in a conductor uniform, a boy is to the side. Between 1904 and 1915. (Charles Lillybridge/History Colorado/90.152.1 DPLY)  history colorado; historic; denver public library; dpl; archive; archival; denverite

A Denver streetcar between 1904 and 1915. (Charles Lillybridge/History Colorado/90.152.1 DPLY)

A man is dead after falling from Mile High Stadium during last night’s game..

He reportedly fell from a stairwell, as another man did in an incident last year. The drop may have been 50 feet. (Denverite)

Feds blame drillers for earthquake in Oklahoma.

Oil and gas drillers use underground wells to dispose of wastewater from their operations. In a new report, the U.S. Geological Survey said that practice likely caused a 5.8 earthquake. (AP via DP)

People don’t care about cannabis beer?

Some Aurora guys’ plan to make the first FDA-approved cannabis-infused brews got international exposure, but their Kickstarter hit less than $5,000 of its $50,000 goal. They’re still hoping to start distribution in January. Mostly unrelated note: Hemp coffee is gross, but I drank it because there was nothing else. (Westword)

Budweiser figures out excellent advertising strategy.

Just team up with an Uber subsidiary to haul beer through Colorado on an autonomous truck. Everyone will love it. (AP)

Snooze has a new landlord.

The brunch spot’s Colorado Boulevard building sold for $7.1 million. No indication of what the new owners’ plans are. (BusinessDen)

Here’s a nice history of modern Wynkoop Street.

While “Wynkoop Street was spared, city planners leveled 27 square blocks of 19th-century brick buildings to make way for high-rises and parking lots.” Read it! (Curbed)

The Denver Art Museum will host Star Wars stuff.

The exhibit opens Nov. 13. Features include a deconstructed C-3PO (hopefully it doesn’t talk) along with costumes and models. Yes, this is important to know. (5280)

Kellyanne Conway thinks Colorado is still up for grabs.

Donald Trump’s campaign manager named Colorado as part of the candidate’s path to victory. CNN, meanwhile, is asking if we’re turning permanently blue. Spoiler: They don’t know.

Meanwhile, Colorado Democrats lead in early voting by a significant amount.

(Washington Post, CNN, Denverite)

Castle for sale.

A limestone castle under construction in Evergreen features 126 custom chandeliers and a “breakfast turret.” All the bedrooms have their own washer and dryer, which would maybe imply that residents do their own laundry? It’s modeled after North Carolina’s Biltmore Estate. Yours for $17.5 million. Rich people are wild. (WSJ)

Boulder has a very low rate of heart attacks.

Denver Business Journal suggests moving there to avoid an infarction. It probably also helps to be wealthy and have access to health care. (DBJ/APA)

Health-care people are very excited about RiNo.

They told Chloe Aiello as much as she reported on the groundbreaking of Catalyst HTI, a big new mixed-use facility on Brighton Boulevard. (Denverite)

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