All aboard! Colorado has a strong railroading heritage, and with Denver's Union Station reopening this month, now is the time to get out and ride the rails. Train fans marvel at the tourism lines running in this state, which wind through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Whether you ... More >>
If you spot the public art piece at the Louisiana-Pearl station and think, "This would make an amazing necklace" -- then Ira Sherman's work is done. Sherman says he wanted to create a piece made for movement with intricate mechanics, a piece not just interesting to look at but to play with, too. W ... More >>
Editor's note: Artist Charlie Boots, aka Aaron Mulligan, represents the inaugural pair of PAIR residents at Denver's Powerhaüs Studio. As part of his residency, he and his fashion-designing counterpart will be reporting from the real world via Show and Tell, as they learn the ropes from studio ment ... More >>
On Saturday, while thousands of freeloaders hopped on board the new West Line to ride light rail from downtown to Golden and back, members of the Platte Valley & Western Model Railroad club gathered in the dark basement of the shuttered Union Station and started dismantling the layout they'd initial ... More >>
It's been thirty years since Denver's 16th Street Mall opened for business, and this week's cover story "It's a Mall World After All!," takes a look at the attraction's past, present and future. That future includes new life for Denver Union Station, the 131-year-old train station at the west end of ... More >>
Last week, Chris Utterback took readers on a photo tour of Union Station -- one that focused on the facility's future and the just-opened Light Rail Plaza. The subject of light rail inspired one reader to argue that this particular station isn't the only one on the line that offers opportunities.
On Saturday, city planner, urban explorer and overseer of the DenverInfill blog Ken Schroeppel took a handful of Denverites on a tour of Union Station to discuss the just-opened Light Rail Plaza and the station's future. Here's an inside look at the project.
Mary Chadwick identifies days almost exclusively by number now. As in, Day 13 was when her daughter, Laura Triem, who was hit by a light rail downtown on November 4, woke up from her coma. Those thirteen days felt like months to Chadwick, and she thinks she's aged fifty years, but at least her daugh ... More >>
If you find yourself aboard the Light Rail this weekend minus your pants, you are involved in one of three possible contingencies: Either a). you have escaped from the ward again, b). your friends are jerks, or c). you are participating in the latest project from flashmob impresario Rick Gold ... More >>
"I don't care if this makes family dinners awkward."Some siblings show their feelings for each other by hugging, kissing and sweet words. Others use knives. An incident involving the latter took place around 10 p.m. last night at the 30th and Downing light rail station. "Two sisters got into ... More >>
Friday, February 6, was a very big day in Denver transit. The feds announced $304 million in loans for Union Station, completing the funding necessary for the new transit hub, as well as essentially committing to a $1 billion injection over several years for several future FasTracks rail lin ... 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 >>
If the president can do it, so can everyone else. What Colorado needs now are more sudsy sit-downs. Here's an example (see our previous pairings here and here): Dispute: Union Station vs. government agencies, developers and civic groups Beer: Wynkoop Brewing Company's Light Rail Ale C'mon, ... More >>
The Terry Bison Ranch is still the best place to stay when you're visiting Cheyenne Frontier Days, which began July 18 and continues through July 25. Straddling the Wyoming/Colorado border, the place is a massive working ranch -- with bison, camels, llamas, goats and all of your other standard farm ... More >>
I'm looking over the Platte Valley at the sliver of the "Travel by Train" sign I can still on Union Station through pricy lofts and office buildings constructed over the last few years. And some day there will be a lot more of them, if current plans for the revelopment of Union Station play out -- ... More >>
Colorado Rail Passenger Association (ColoRail) plans to file a federal lawsuit to halt implementation of the proposed redevelopment plan for Denver Union Station. The all-volunteer advocacy organization says the proposed plan is "short on transportation services that were committed to in the earli ... More >>
Union Station Lately, the Union Station redevelopment plan has been cruising along nicely, with one political roadblock after another falling to the wayside. Last month, the citizen-based Open Space Initiative Group all but capitulated in its efforts to have the project's developers ditch plans to ... More >>
Art-on-the-Line offers a behind-the-scenes look at light rail public art.
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 >>
Mark Manger Bob Briggs wants rail through the mountains. Bob Briggs (above), the man whose spent the past few years raising support and money for a statewide, high-speed, passenger rail system along the I-25 and I-70 corridors, was fired earlier this month from the group he started. In 2005, the ... More >>
Getting trains up I-70 was once just a pipe dream. Today there are three technologies to choose from.
Finding a solution to I-70 traffic has been one long, strange trip. But the end could be in sight.
Making tracks to suburbia.
Will trolleys return to Colfax?
Even with the radiant Gong Li, Zhou Yu's Train's a wreck.
From the week of April 19, 2001
Union Station's past will have a major impact on its future.
Rail-happy RTD candidates want to solve Denver's traffic nightmare. Are they just spinning their wheels?
Can't find your car? You may be an RTD commuter.
A guide to surviving the light-rail info war
Light-rail opponents plot ways to jump the tracks--with an RTD boardmember leading the charge.
For some Lakewood homeowners, RTD's proposed light-rail line looms too close for comfort.
A GROUP OF LIGHT-RAIL SKEPTICS GETS READY TO COME ON BOARD AT RTD.
THE NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW FINDS A BURR UNDER ITS SADDLE: A TINY RAIL CARRIER.
STAID OLD UNION STATION FINDS ITSELF IN THE SWIRL OF LODO DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES.