In the summer of 2010, 21 past and present Yellow Cab drivers -- all African immigrants -- filed a lawsuit in federal court, charging that the taxi company had favored American drivers and billed plaintiffs for questionable fees. The lawsuit was dismissed at the request of the filers after Yellow Ca ... More >>
It's only been two years since Republic Airways Holdings bested Southwest in the Frontier Airlines sweepstakes -- but the Republic-Frontier pairing is already headed for Splitsville. This week, Republic CEO Bryan Bedford said the firm is looking at selling Frontier, prompting speculation that ... More >>
Who put the "international" in Denver International Airport? Not just the Martians living in those underground tunnels at DIA. Next May, Icelandair will introduce non-stop flights from Denver to Reykjavik, Iceland -- and the airline just launched a photo contest for two round-trip tickets on that in ... More >>
Bryan Bedford.Update: Frontier Airlines has just announced that pilots have approved a cost-saving agreement, with 89.6 percent offering their approval. That's not the end of the austerity plan, but in a statement, Frontier CEO Bryan Bedford says the carrier is more than halfway toward its " ... More >>
It was 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night as my family lugged our suitcases to Denver International Airport's taxi stand for a ride home after a week-long trip. While we'd always parked at DIA in the past, we'd decided to skip the hassle and take local cabs, the topic of my Westword feature "Mean S ... More >>
Westword's recent cover story "Mean Streets" focused on East African immigrants who claim they were victims of abuse and discrimination at Yellow Cab, Denver's oldest cab company. But it turns out immigrants aren't the only Yellow Cab workers with complaints. Former Yellow Cab driver Doug Wen ... More >>
Ahmed OdawaayWestword's recent cover story about alleged abuse and discrimination at Denver's Yellow Cab and complaints about the regulatory system that's supposed to prevent such issues has generated heated debate, as well as one unique response: After reading the story, a Greeley couple dec ... More >>
Brad Whittle, president of the company that operates Yellow Cab in Denver, refused to comment for last week's cover story, "Mean Streets," in which former taxi drivers described alleged abuse and discrimination at the operation. But after the story came out, Whittle apparently weighed in on t ... More >>
Last week's cover story, "Mean Streets," detailed allegations of discrimination, abuse, assault and bribery at Yellow Cab, Denver's oldest taxicab company. The accusations came to light courtesy of a federal lawsuit filed last summer by 21 former Yellow Cab drivers -- the details of which you ... More >>
In late July, Frontier Airlines announced it was discontinuing Denver to Aspen service. Well, never mind. The carrier is continuing the flights -- good news to local skiers on a tight schedule, not to mention Frontier's Colorado staffers, who'll see this decision, along with the extension of ... More >>
Since last November, when Frontier Airlines jobs began moving to Milwaukee and Indianapolis, locals have feared that the new acquisition of Indy's Republic Airways Holdings would slowly sever its ties to Denver. It's good news, then, that Frontier has extended its lease at DIA until 2020. Loo ... More >>
John Hickenlooper the way Republicans see him.Update, 7:48 a.m., May 28: The Hickenlooper campaign has responded to this post. See how after the original item, published at 3:27 p.m. on May 27. The latest assault on Democratic guv candidate John Hickenlooper from the Republican Governors Ass ... More >>
Photo courtesy Association of Flight Attendants-CWAUnited employees protesting stalled contract talks at DIA last month.The merger of United and Continental is potentially blockbuster news, admits Ken Kyle, local counsel president for the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA -- but only poten ... More >>
The fatal Lafayette bus crash, as seen in CBS4 coverage.Last week, we told you about the death of Marvin Webb, who was killed after he was struck by an RTD bus in Lafayette while he was riding his bicycle. Today, RTD spokesman Scott Reed confirms that the bus's driver, Paul John Johnson, has ... More >>
My first view of Denver was from a train -- the Denver Zephyr, which a group of families had boarded in Chicago one afternoon in the mid-'60s. The kids had commandeered the dome car, where we slept on the floor under the seats, and as the sun rose, we got our first sight of the Rockies. My ... More >>
Some Denver jobs are flying to Indianapolis.Word that 140 Frontier Airlines jobs will be relocating from Denver to Indianapolis, headquarters of Republic Airways Holdings, which bested Southwest in its quest for the carrier back in October, has been seen as a bummer in these parts. But Fronti ... More >>
Up, up and away -- but where to? The latest story from those Northwest Airlines pilots who missed their Minneapolis-St. Paul destination by a mere 150 miles last week: As they flew over Denver, they started fiddling with their laptops and kinda/sorta lost track of time. Which is understandabl ... More >>
Colorado's high-speed rail will be just like this, only way whiter and way more expensive.Our daily mug of local bloggage. Chug! Chug! Chug! The state's budget crisis sucks ... unless you're a prisoner! (5280) Does this high-speed rail system have a message car? Why is it so expensive? (Col ... More >>
Republic Airways Holdings' victory over Dallas-based Southwest Airlines in the Frontier sweepstakes raises more questions than it answers, as Dallas Morning News airline blogger Eric Torbenson makes clear in "What Will Denver Look Like in Two Years?," an analysis published earlier today. In T ... More >>
Paramount Pictures/Lucasfilm Join Henry and Indy Jones at Film on the Rocks.Film on the Rocks is, hands down, my favorite summer film series in the area. First, there's the gorgeous view of the city from Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway in Morrison. Then there's all the a ... More >>
There's much more planning required for very high-altitude cuisine than there is a mere mile above sea level, as Andres Jimenez is learning. Starting May 1, the exec chef at the Ritz-Carlton downtown will be the first of four Ritz-Carlton chefs to take on a two-month stint creating high-end, sky-hig ... More >>
Continental Airlines probably should have known better. After all, the airlines have long understood that pacification of terrified passengers in a time of crisis keeps a bad situation from getting worse. The purpose behind those oxygen masks that drop from the ceiling of the plane? Oxygen gets you ... More >>
Christina Szele. Colorado’s most famous accidental tourist, Christina Elizabeth Szele, has a date in a Colorado court today, but she won’t be here in person. And that’s too bad, because we’d love to hear what legendary U. S. District Judge John Kane (profiled in this 2001 Westword feature) ... More >>
Still up in the air. Frontier Airlines, which is fighting to stay aloft, yesterday floated two telling communiques. The first announced that the Denver-based airline had received a $30 million installment of the $75 million loan from Republic Airways Holdings that was approved by a bankruptcy judg ... More >>
There's no problem with the headline "Air Passenger 'Beyond Control,' Court Records Say" on the version of a June 20 article that appears on the Rocky Mountain News' website. It's another matter in the print edition, though. That headline reads, "Air Passenger 'Beyond Control,' Court Records Sa," wh ... More >>
Just when you thought air travel couldn’t get any more annoying, United Airlines has decided to start charging $15 to check your suitcase. Make that your first suitcase. Your second bag will cost another $25. Oh, and in the event of a sudden drop in cabin pressure, oxygen masks will fall from the ... More >>
Now it looks like Colorado's latest celebrity arrived in this state by accident. . According to his attorney, fugitive financier Norman Hsu was "sick and confused" and may have mistakenly gotten out of an Amtrak train heading to Denver rather than the Bay Area Rapid Transit train that would have t ... More >>
Finding a solution to I-70 traffic has been one long, strange trip. But the end could be in sight.
Queenie and the Jester take a ride.
A representative sampling of our congressional candidates.
Heaven and Helluloid
February 26, 2004
Fly Our Fiendly Skies
January 22, 2004
What my bag did on its summer vacation.
Yellow Cab Limousine
The Blue Sky's the limit for disgruntled SuperShuttle drivers.
From the week of August 17
Boon or boondoggle, Bill Owens's highway plan has to get past Douglas Bruce before it goes anywhere.
Keeping track of the political--and personal--agendas at stake in RTD board races.
Western Pacific's losses mount as boss man Ed Beauvais scrambles with new plans.
Is a new contract at DIA the first step toward ripping out the automated baggage system?
SEEKING TO CUT COSTS, RTD CONSULTS A LEADING CRITIC OF TRANSIT UNIONS, PUBLIC SUBSIDIES--AND EXPENSIVE RAIL PROJECTS.
THE CITY CLEARS THE TARMAC FOR A TEXAS-SIZED TAXPAYER SUBSIDY AT DIA.