Mark Shook was among the most expert pilots of rotorcraft -- a helicopter-like vehicle sometimes called a gyroplane -- in the Rocky Mountain region. He was president of the Colorado Rotorcraft Association and had been flying for many years. So it was a shock to the entire rotorcraft community when h ... More >>
The in-air spat that took place on a Denver-bound flight this weekend presents a classic conundrum. The question: Who's the bigger asshole -- the guy who used a device called the Knee Defender to prevent the person sitting in front of him from reclining into his work space or the woman who responde ... More >>
How much access should the government have to Americans' phone calls and e-mails -- and should Congress and the public know how people are being monitored? Senator Mark Udall addressed these questions of surveillance in a lengthy floor speech yesterday, calling for better privacy protections and mor ... More >>
Since the passage of Amendment 64, which legalizes adult possession of an ounce or less of marijuana, have you been getting questions about how it will work? So have we. To help clear the foggy air, we've asked medical marijuana dispensary critic William Breathes to follow in the footsteps of the OC ... More >>
Video below.Booze and the airline industry aren't good mixers. But that apparently didn't stop an air traffic controller at the Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center in Longmont, aka the Denver Center, from going to work with alcohol in his system -- putting him in the same club with two Co ... More >>
Heymsfield.Why is snow so common at Denver International Airport? A new study led by Andrew Heymsfield, a cloud physicist at Boulder's National Center for Atmospheric Research, and published in the journal Science suggests that planes can inadvertently seed clouds under the right conditions, ... More >>
Full-sized photos below.CSU Rams fans tailgating in advance of Saturday's Invesco Field game against the CU Buffs should keep their eyes on the sky. Because between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., a plane is scheduled to fly past pulling a banner reading, "CU Sucks! Go Rams!" The plane will be carrying ... More >>
Full-sized photos below.Photos of a plane crash near Rollins Pass underscore the challenge facing Gilpin County Sheriff's Office personnel today. The single-engine craft went down in a heavily wooded area, and the vehicle itself is so mangled that, at this point, authorities have no idea abou ... More >>
DIA today: many teepees but no reservations. Press reports about Denver International Airport in the late 1990s included lots of optimistic forecasting about the arrival of a luxury hotel at the airport's doorstep by, oh, no later than 2002 or so. More than a decade later, that hotel still d ... More >>
A Flickr photo You might be second-guessing that vacation to Mexico now after hearing that most U.S. airlines have suspended flights to the country during May and June in the wake of the pig-flu shitstorm. United canceled all of them leaving from Colorado . But don't send that week of margaritas, J ... More >>
How does Colorado look to you? At DIA, it's looking good.
November is sweeps month, when ratings help determine ad rates for a wide range of programming, including local news shows. As a result, stations ramp up the number of promos they run for their 'casts, with many of them touting assorted investigations. All too often, though, these supposed scoops ar ... More >>
A Parker developer is building a dream community for pilots. Neighbors are doing everything they can to keep it grounded.
6.7.07 Johannesburg South Africa Airport Chief, I think we might need to set up a permanent bureau on that island to keep a lid on that rascal lawyer Werner. Those biz class upgrade chits he sold me were totally bogus and all I could use them for was to get a free set of earphones and one lager. ... More >>
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DRIBBLES AND BITS AND BITS AND BITS.
KING SOOPERS BALKS AGAIN ON KEY REDEVELOPMENT DEAL.
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THE AIR TRAIN TO DIA GETS STUCK IN POLITICAL TRAFFIC.
Hacks at work
Regional airports had high hopes when DIA said it wasn't interested in private avaiation. But guess what? DIA changed its mind. Again. Gorilla tactics as dia makes a grab for private planes, regional airports bail out of their expansion plans.