Colorado Public Utilities Commission

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    January 30, 2013

    Uber shifting gears over new Colorado Public Utilities Commission proposition

    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 >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Taxi controversy: PUC denies 300 new cabs, but is there data to back up the move?

    ​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 >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Taxicab controversy: Mayor Bill Vidal asks PUC to nix 300 divisive new cabs

    ​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 >>

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    January 3, 2011

    Reader: The free cab program is great -- until you try to find a taxi

    Not a common sight in LoDo​Our 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 >>

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    December 22, 2010

    Qwest sign: Light there be lights!

    ​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.

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    December 20, 2010

    Will it be lights out for Qwest's blue sign?

    ​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 >>

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    December 15, 2010

    Qwest, CenturyLink merger on the line for Colorado Public Utilities Commission

    ​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 >>

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    November 26, 2010

    Phil Anschutz stays silent through a Forbes feature -- but it says plenty, anyway

    Phil Anschutz​Phil 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.

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    August 3, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: The week's looking up -- way up

    ​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 >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Wake Up Call: The week ahead -- when worse comes to verse

    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 >>

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    July 27, 2007
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    July 26, 2007

    Rich Tower, Poor Tower

    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’s scenic view as what they perceive as a double standard in policy. Neighborhood groups want the new lines buried or relocat ... More >>

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    July 26, 2007

    Pole Position

    Ruby Hill-area residents want to protect their views from eleven-story utility poles, but Xcel thinks it has the juice.

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    February 15, 2007
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    November 16, 2006

    Fighting Mad

    Tycoon Jack Grynberg says the energy industry has stolen millions from him -- and billions from the government. What if he's right?

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    January 12, 2006

    Purple Haze

    While the State Capitol glows, state residents glower over their Xcel bills.

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    October 27, 2005

    A Mighty Wind

    The results of Xcel's wind-power program are still in the air.

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    October 27, 2005

    Carbon Loading

    Xcelís solution to rising energy prices includes a lot of coal. Is that a bad thing?

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    June 30, 2005

    Captured by Gypsies

    Queenie and the Jester take a ride.

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    July 8, 2004

    The Meter's Running...

    Freedom cabbies struggle for freedom.

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    March 18, 2004

    The Long Drive

    ProTAXI could spell relief for Denver cabbies.

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    March 6, 2003

    Mayberry, BFD

    When pollsters start dialing the denizens of a small city, it's all Opie gone bad.

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    February 13, 2003

    Follow That Story

    Do Not Pass Go

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    February 6, 2003

    Con Air

    Mile High Telecom promised to be an alternative to Qwest, but the line is going dead.

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    October 10, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of October 10, 2002

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    September 19, 2002

    Shuttle Diplomacy

    The Blue Sky's the limit for disgruntled SuperShuttle drivers.

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    May 23, 2002

    Wring Out the Old

    Since Qwest swallowed US West, employees and stockholders have been put on hold.

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    February 14, 2002

    Cutting Edge

    A plan by some Colorado leaders to trim hard-won health-insurance benefits could leave consumers feeling the pain.

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    January 24, 2002

    Power Outage

    Xcel Energy faces tough financial scrutiny as power companies nationwide feel the heat.

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    January 4, 2001

    Lawyers on the Line

    When Qwest took over US West, it took on a class-action lawsuit.

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    July 6, 2000

    Colorado Misses the Call

    Before US West rang off, it won one last favor from the state.

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    December 30, 1999

    Hall of Shame 1999

    Although Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were an impossibly horrific act to follow, others gave it a shot.

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    December 16, 1999

    Getting the Message

    Complaints against US West continue to mount, this time from the City of Denver itself.

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    November 11, 1999

    Liars on the Line

    While US West delayed service for months, the company stockpiled millions.

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    September 23, 1999

    That Disconnected Feeling

    The phone sharks are circling Colorado, selling high-priced service to the unaware.

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    September 16, 1999

    Stretching the Limits

    Limo companies ride out a debate over longer vehicles, safety and lost tax revenues.

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    August 12, 1999

    Bells Are Ringing

    US West put service on the line so it could make the deal.

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    February 5, 1998

    Reach Out and Gouge Someone

    How inmate phone services lock up profits.

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    December 18, 1997

    US West's Secrets

    The phone company continues to vigorously fight release of its track record.

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    November 7, 1996

    Circling the Wagons

    Consumer groups are banding together to fight off US West's rate hikes.

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    October 3, 1996

    Hide and Seek

    US West's game: keep its service record hidden from public view while charging the public more money.

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    August 15, 1996

    Power Play

    While Public Service execs enjoy a soft landing, employees face a hard future.

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    August 1, 1996
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    July 11, 1996

    Dial "M" for Monopoly

    In the brave new world of telecommunications, US West has an ace up its sleeve: the residential phone customer.

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    July 11, 1996
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    December 28, 1994