🧳 Planning to fly soon? Listen up.
Denver International Airport was ranked the third busiest airport in the world during the first half of this year, according to data collected by the Airports Council International. From January to June, the airport recorded 24.7 million passengers passing through, topped only by Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth (two airports that always top the list). In 2018, Denver ranked 20th, and in 2019, before the pandemic, it ranked 16th. [Denver Post]
👉 What you can do: DIA is encouraging people to arrive two hours before their boarding times — not departure times — to get through security in time.
🌮 The fight over Casa Bonita’s future continues
Save Casa Bonita, the superfan group led by Andrew Novick that’s been trying all year to, well, save Casa Bonita, is making a last-ditch effort to buy the iconic Denver restaurant. The group has filed an objection to the restaurant’s pending sale to South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Novick’s group is prepared to pay $3.5 million — $400,000 more than what Stone and Parker put on the table. But it’s still unknown how much the South Park guys offered for the potentially lucrative Casa Bonita intellectual property, so the two offers are difficult to compare. [Westword]
🚫 Two Denver schools vandalized with hate messages
Denver police are investigating vandalism and property damage that occured at two local schools over the weekend. Staff at George Washington High School discovered racist, homophobic, and hate-driven graffiti on several buildings and structures Monday morning. Just a few blocks away, someone smashed a window and cut the power at the Denver Academy of Torah. Investigators have not yet confirmed if the two incidents are connected. [CO Sun]
👉 What you can do: If you have any information about the crimes, you can (anonymously) contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or online.