Shay Castle

Shay Castle

Shay Castle is a Boulder-based journalist who covers local government and related issues. She is the founder and editor of

Marshall Fire resources

By: - January 3, 2022

This roundup of Marshall Fire resources is republished from a version compiled by Boulder Beat. Donate money:  Colorado Gives / Community Foundation Volunteer: Colorado Responds Provide housing Airbnb Open Homes BC United Community organizing Donate stuff Sister Carmen (655 Aspen Ridge Dr). Check the organization’s website,, for current needs. Child care, home goods, clothing and kids stuff […]

Report: Jessica Aldama died after stillborn delivery in homeless encampment

By: - December 22, 2021

Jessica Aldama, an unhoused woman who was found dead with her newborn this fall at a Boulder encampment, died from complications of delivery, according to an autopsy released Tuesday. The baby was stillborn, the report said, found in a blanket next to Aldama. Aldama, 33, was found by Boulder police officers in a tent near […]

As Boulder mourns unhoused dead, community awaits answers on final days of mother and baby

By: - December 18, 2021

Jessica Aldama will be remembered. On Tuesday, Dec. 21, Americans will mourn en masse the thousands of deaths in which homelessness played a part this past year. It is National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. In cities across the country, a list of names will be read before the longest night of the year settles onto […]

Boulder council candidate is trying to silence critics, court filing says

By: - October 16, 2021

A group of Boulder political organizers is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from a candidate for city council under a state law meant to curb legal threats that discourage free speech and participation in the government process. Steven Rosenblum in September sued a number of politically active Boulderites for sharing a blog that […]

Holocaust comparison to prairie dog management has Boulder council member facing backlash

By: - February 4, 2021

Prairie dogs and Nazis are an unlikely pairing for headlines. But that’s the news from Boulder recently as elected officials addressed controversial comments from one of their own and attempted to temper the backlash with an official declaration. Boulder Councilwoman Mirabai Nagle equated the city’s planned gassing of prairie dogs, a means of controlling their […]