Yee-haw! The National Western Stock Show has saddled up for the future. Although NWSS chairman Jerry McMorris passed away yesterday, leaders went through with the announcement of a deal that will help steer the direction of the Stock Show, expanding it beyond an every-January event into more of a ye ... More >>
Boosters have put the brakes to a proposal that would have formed a state beltway authority to allegedly smooth traffic snarls, but critics charged was really designed to grease the wheels for the completion of the northwest beltway, including a toll road past Rocky Flats.
The Denver area's last major storm was so widely anticipated that tweeting locals were ready with a hilarious hashtag: #snOMG!. Today, there's much less of the white stuff, but thanks to the wind and the apparent shortage of snowplows (Colorado Department of Transportation's claims to the contrary), ... More >>
The Associated Press is reporting that the Interstate 70 pace car program was suspended Sunday in lieu of a review by the Colorado Department of Transportation. But while that's true in a technical sense, it's also a bit misleading. The CDOT program has only been officially shelved for this next wee ... More >>
After months of negotiations put in gear by Governor John Hickenlooper and Don Hunt, his head of the Colorado Department of Transportation, Golden has definitely put the brakes on a deal that would have had that town sign off on plans for the Jefferson Parkway -- in exchange for $57 million in trans ... More >>
Ron Paul.Shortly after Texas Governor Rick Perry invoked Tim Tebow at last night's Republican presidential debate, followers of another candidate, Ron Paul, delivered a message to Denver-area drivers -- one that may have pissed off as many of them as it inspired. Unknown Paul supporters hung ... More >>
Big pic below.A twenty-year jolt for stealing gasoline? Seems a little excessive, doesn't it? Then again, former state highway worker Jaime Perez didn't just sneak a tank or two. He's accused of fronting a giant fuel-swiping plot that cost Colorado more than $440,000.
Is the Colorado Department of Transportation looking at hiking taxes on gasoline and electric cars? That's the implication from an Independence Institute report, which quotes from CDOT e-mails. But spokeswoman Stacey Stegman says there's no proposal yet, and one is unlikely this year.
Earlier this week, the DUID-marijuana working group formed under the auspices of the state Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) decided not to recommend specific THC driving limits, as a bill tabled during the last legislative session attempted to do. Below, the Medical Marijuan ... More >>
Big pics below.Lakewood was just named one of ten All-America Cities -- a designation well worth celebrating. However, the community's Facebook page could do a better job of horn-tooting. In fact, its profile photos don't even feature the city, and other shots are pretty hit and miss. Luckily ... More >>
In seventeen years of avid snowboarding, Ace King has heard all the bright ideas about how to fix the weekend traffic logjam on I-70. Monorail, zipper lanes, double-decker lanes -- all costly, all dubious as hell, and none of them right around the corner. What King lusts for is a bus.
It's not often that cops give drivers a heads-up about a speed trap -- but tomorrow is an exception. The Denver Police Department has announced that it's conducting "speed-enforcement activities" near Interstate 25 and Interstate 70 beginning at 7 a.m. and continuing through early afternoon. ... More >>
Raise a glass this weekend to Red's Pub, the saloon that's very conveniently located at 7330 West 120th Avenue in Broomfield. Too conveniently located, it turns out: Owner Red Nikkel has sold the property to the Colorado Department of Transportation, which will use it to complete the 120th Av ... More >>
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers' office has ordered every state agency and institution of higher education to take down their Facebook pages if they have one, according to Rebecca Laurie, spokeswoman for History Colorado, which does have a page. Attorney General's spokesman Mike Sacco ... More >>
A sign about cleaning up that some people see as thoroughly unclean (image from Channel 4's coverage).Last night, Channel 4 featured a report about a stretch of Highway 85 adopted by Denver's branch of the National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi group -- not the kind of publicity calculated t ... More >>
Mule deer and fawns heading up Vail Pass. The campaign to construct a wildlife bridge over I-70 near West Vail Pass got a major boost this week when the site was selected as the focus for a new, international design competition of wildlife crossing structures. Long identified as a problem ar ... More >>
Dave Schultheis, shmuck emeritus.Say it ain't so, Dave! Colorado Springs Republican state senator Dave Schultheis, whose untenable positions and fabulously xenophobic quotes made him one of Westword's favorite Shmucks of the Week, has announced that he won't seek reelection in 2010. A champ ... More >>
The point at which C-470 and I-70 meet looked so serene earlier this morning. Now, not so much.Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Stacey Stegman knew what kind of a week she'd have when she drove to work early yesterday morning, during day one of an event that seems likely to c ... More >>
An image today from the camera near I-70 and C-470.The highway conditions early on Saturday morning were absolutely horrific. During a commute from the Ken-Caryl Ranch area to Denver International Airport between 5:30 a.m. and 7:15 a.m., I saw at least two dozen vehicles that had crashed, got ... More >>
Photo courtesy Center for Native Ecosystems/Eco-Resolutions/Colorado Dept. of TransportationFor months, dozens of motion-sensor cameras along I-70 between Golden and Glenwood Springs have been snatching nocturnal images of wildlife, in an effort to study how elk, deer, bears and other species ... More >>
This weekend, law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force to make sure you don't do anything stupid behind the wheel over the Memorial Day weekend. This link on the Colorado Department of Transportation website details the specific plans of 85 separate organizations. For instanc ... More >>
You auto know better: In advance of the Denver Auto Show, which revs up in the Colorado Convention Center April 1 through April 5, the Metro Denver Automobile Dealers Association is hosting the second annual Rocky Mountain Auto Summit today, covering everything from technology to financing to gree ... More >>
Barack Obama spilled way past 60 Minutes talking about the economy last night, and there's still plenty of talk to come. Trump University is in session, offering four days of classes on how you can "make a fortune" in real estate; today's are at 1 and 6 p.m. at the Westin Westminster; tomorrow's ... More >>
Colorado Springs Republican senator Dave Schultheis continued a style of politics this week that values Biblical interpretations and right-wing philosophy over human life, human suffering and common sense. His latest sentiments involved a bill that would require pregnant women to be tested for HIV ... More >>
Cocktail party conversation isn't easy this holiday season -- if anyone's holding cocktail parties, that is. Two safe topics: the Broncos (since the team's still winning) and the weather -- which is as Colorado-wacky as ever. A beautiful weekend, then snow today; record highs last Tuesday, record ... More >>
Getting trains up I-70 was once just a pipe dream. Today there are three technologies to choose from.
Finding a solution to I-70 traffic has been one long, strange trip. But the end could be in sight.
You'll have the crime of your life in the Mile High City.
It's a family affair
Sic transit gloria
Defending their turf
Stop, look and ListenUp
Exit here for forty years of 1-25 history.
The state wants to study "disparity" in awarding contracts to minority- and female-owned businesses.
HOUNDED BY THE CHAIN LAW AND INEXHAUSTIBLE COMPLAINTS, TRUCKERS BEMOAN THE LOSS OF A VAIL PASS PULLOFF.