The Colorado Public Utilities Commission's proposed transportation rules have Uber shifting gears for a fight. Uber's main concern is an amendment to section 6309, which makes it illegal for any luxury limousine carrier to be within 200 feet of a hotel, restaurant or bar without a chartered order, e ... More >>
Yesterday the Colorado Public Utilities Commission reversed PUC Judge Paul Gomez's March ruling to allow 300 more cabs in Denver streets. Gomez's ruling was divisive because he had earlier denied a politically fraught attempt by local drivers to start Mile High Cab, saying Denver didn't need ... More >>
The fight over how many taxicabs to allow in Denver, detailed in the November feature "Mean Streets," took a strange turn in March. After rejecting taxi drivers' application to start Mile High Cab because he said the market was saturated, PUC Judge Paul Gomez green-lit 300 other new Denver ca ... More >>
Not a common sight in LoDoOur hat's off to Denver attorney Michael Sawaya, whose law firm offered free taxi rides through the holiday season -- for the fourth year running! -- to drinkers who realize they shouldn't drive. There's just one roadblock to the project, as reveler blizzardo points ... More >>
The Denver skyline is bright with Christmas lights, but a traditional blue glow still dominates the dark. And while the status of the Qwest sign will ride on the Qwest/CenturyLink merger proposal, that azure light isn't expected to go out anytime soon.
For years, the blue light of the Qwest sign has dominated the downtown Denver skyline, even as its been joined by other light shows -- the spire on the Four Seasons, the logo atop the Xcel building. But if the merger deal between Qwest and CenturyLink goes through, will it be lights out for t ... More >>
Colorado's Public Utilities Commission is slated to sign off on Qwest's merger with CenturyLink today, a day after Montana became the fourteenth state to okay the deal, pushing memories of Mountain Bell even further down the line. The PUC was initially scheduled to approve the merger last we ... More >>
Phil AnschutzPhil Anschutz, labeled "one of the most secretive moguls in America" by Forbes, nevertheless was the focus of a major profile in the business magazine recently -- even if the author never got to interview Anschutz himself.
The sky's the limit this week. Or is it? From a discussion of the view at Coors Field to consideration of a proposed DIA expansion to conventions including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the fortieth annual international UFO Symposium, things are looking up -- way ... More >>
Before we were panicked about swine flu and twisted by torture-memo leaks, we were terrified by the Devil Horse, Luis Jimenez's killer sculpture that stands guard outside Denver International Airport, its red eyes shooting deadly lasers at unsuspecting passersby. Or are those glowing orbs actually i ... More >>
For residents of southwest Denver who oppose the plan by Xcel Energy to replace electrical lines with taller towers, the issue is as much about the marring of Ruby Hill Park‚Äôs scenic view as what they perceive as a double standard in policy. Neighborhood groups want the new lines buried or relocat ... More >>
Ruby Hill-area residents want to protect their views from eleven-story utility poles, but Xcel thinks it has the juice.
Tycoon Jack Grynberg says the energy industry has stolen millions from him -- and billions from the government. What if he's right?
While the State Capitol glows, state residents glower over their Xcel bills.
The results of Xcel's wind-power program are still in the air.
Xcelís solution to rising energy prices includes a lot of coal. Is that a bad thing?
Queenie and the Jester take a ride.
Freedom cabbies struggle for freedom.
ProTAXI could spell relief for Denver cabbies.
When pollsters start dialing the denizens of a small city, it's all Opie gone bad.
Do Not Pass Go
Mile High Telecom promised to be an alternative to Qwest, but the line is going dead.
From the week of October 10, 2002
The Blue Sky's the limit for disgruntled SuperShuttle drivers.
Since Qwest swallowed US West, employees and stockholders have been put on hold.
A plan by some Colorado leaders to trim hard-won health-insurance benefits could leave consumers feeling the pain.
Xcel Energy faces tough financial scrutiny as power companies nationwide feel the heat.
When Qwest took over US West, it took on a class-action lawsuit.
Before US West rang off, it won one last favor from the state.
Although Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were an impossibly horrific act to follow, others gave it a shot.
Complaints against US West continue to mount, this time from the City of Denver itself.
While US West delayed service for months, the company stockpiled millions.
The phone sharks are circling Colorado, selling high-priced service to the unaware.
Limo companies ride out a debate over longer vehicles, safety and lost tax revenues.
US West put service on the line so it could make the deal.
How inmate phone services lock up profits.
The phone company continues to vigorously fight release of its track record.
Consumer groups are banding together to fight off US West's rate hikes.
US West's game: keep its service record hidden from public view while charging the public more money.
While Public Service execs enjoy a soft landing, employees face a hard future.
In the brave new world of telecommunications, US West has an ace up its sleeve: the residential phone customer.
THE CITY'S CONTENTIOUS TOP LAWYER COURTS POLITICAL TROUBLE.SECRET AGENT DAN HE'S YOUR CITY ATTORNEY. BUT DAN MUSE SAYS YOU'RE NOT HIS CLIENT.
THESE DIPSTICKS WERE ALWAYS A QUART LOW.