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.
Last week, if all had gone according to plan, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would have been finalizing the exchange of a 300-foot right-of-way comprising approximately 100 acres on the eastern border of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge for a 617-acre parcel on the southwestern corner of ... More >>
Jacob Smith.Last month it looked like the last roadblocks would be removed to a Rocky Flats land swap that would make 600 acres currently owned by the State Land Board on the southwest corner of the former plutonium-processing plant part of what's now a federal wildlife refuge -- and the U.S. ... 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 >>
Golden came out strong against the proposed Jefferson Parkway -- including a plan for the toll road to go through a right-of-way on the eastern edge of Rocky Flats. For the past year, though, state and project officials have been meeting with Golden, looking for a possible compromise -- and two week ... More >>
The USA Pro Cycling Challenge starts in Colorado Springs on August 21, 2011, and ends in Denver on August 28, 2011. In between, the professional stage race will test a competitor's endurance as much as it test's a Colorado resident's patience...
Golden mayor Jacob Smith.Government officials in Jefferson County are negotiating with a Spanish construction company that is interested in financing, designing, building and operating the controversial Jefferson Parkway, a ten-mile toll road between State Highway 128 in Broomfield and State ... More >>
Photo by Mark MangerGolden mayor Jacob Smith is afraid the road to nowhere may be coming his way.Last month, we told you about Golden mayor Jacob Smith's opposition to the Jefferson Parkway, a project he described as a "weird, disconnected road to nowhere." Nonetheless, the Denver Regional ... More >>
Photo by Mark MangerMayor Jacob Smith has reasons aplenty to oppose the Parkway.Last night, the Denver Regional Council of Governments, popularly known as DRCOG, held a public hearing on the Jefferson Parkway, a controversial toll road that may take commuters for a ride of a different sort, a ... More >>
An image of Highlands Ranch from the PBS doc "Blueprint America: Road to the Future." All in all, Blueprint America: Road to the Future, a PBS show about the future of transportation infrastructure that debuted last night (it can be viewed online by clicking here), was spot-on about the crisis our ... More >>
From the week of January 27, 2005
Biologist Rob Ramey isn't afraid of taking risks -- but taking on environmentalists may be his riskiest move.
From the week of January 8, 2004
Douglas County's very own gopher is the latest endangered-species hopeful.