CardHub.com has come up with its summer 2013 list of the best and worst travel cities, and Denver finished first in the domestic category when it comes to the combo of inexpensive flights, short travel times to popular destinations and accessibility, both logistically and financially. The methodolog ... More >>
The recent Tyler Perry movie Alex Cross was savaged by critics (it received a 30 percent score on Metacritic, while Rotten Tomatoes hit it with an ugly 12 percent ranking) and Box Office Mojo puts its worldwide receipts at just over $30 million -- ultra-mediocre by Perry's standards. But unlike the ... More >>
Riding RTD buses, on certain routes, is an awful lot like using my old roommate's microwave oven: It's steamy, filled with food splatter and spittle, smells like armpits, and you just never know what fresh hell you are going to find in there. But the Regional Transportation District's board of direc ... More >>
The RTD Board FasTracks monitoring committee will announce its pick of the three options for the Northwest Rail Line at 5:30 p.m. today, with a final board vote on March 27. You can watch the announcement live -- as well as public comment that promises to be lively, since all the options would requi ... More >>
Tim Albo.Family members of hit-and-run victim Tim Albo believe current laws reward drunk drivers for leaving the scene of an accident -- and they'd like to change that equation. In the meantime, asks one reader, where's that leave victims?
Denver's homegrown airline, Frontier, was once a local darling. Its local ties, funny animals and scrappy attitude gave people the alternative they needed a decade ago to United Airlines, which dominated the gates at Denver International Airport for a long time and pissed off just about ever ... More >>
Near rejected site.Update: Yesterday, we filled you in about RTD's decision to build a Gold Line station in Adams County on the originally approved east-side-of-Federal location rather than a west side plot favored by a Louisiana developer. After the publication of that item, we heard from Co ... More >>
I contacted Frontier spokeswoman Lindsey Purves at 6:17 a.m. yesterday for a comment about Southwest Airlines' acquisition of AirTran and what it might mean for what's still portrayed as Denver's hometown airline. But the statement Purves came up with nearly nine hours later doesn't even ment ... More >>
Sarah Trujillo.Yesterday, we told you about the Facebook tribute to Brian Hoyle, the scooter rider killed in a hit-and-run accident late Friday. Now, the woman who was allegedly behind the wheel in the crash -- Sarah Trujillo, 23 -- has been formally charged with vehicular homicide and leavin ... 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 by Ken OdeyBet these folks are happy. The suspense is finally over regarding Frontier Airlines. Frontier's owner, Republic Airways Holdings, has announced that the new name of the carrier, which is being combined with sister airline Midwest, will be... Frontier. Oh yeah: The airline wil ... 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 >>
Thomas William Boyle should have taken a cab.Late Monday evening, Raymond Rivera, 48, tried to cross Harlan Street at Alameda Avenue. Unfortunately, he didn't make it -- and the vehicle that struck him didn't stop. According to the Lakewood Police Department, Rivera was struck by a van drive ... 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 >>
Gary Kelly.With yesterday's promise of a $170 million bid for Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines made it clear it really, really wants the Denver-based carrier. After all, the total was nearly $60 million more than its previously announced offer of $113 million, which was already higher th ... More >>
Several outlets are reporting that Southwest Airlines is trying to outbid Republic Airways and swoop up Denver's bankrupt hometown airline, Frontier. From the Associated Press: A court had already approved the sale of Frontier Airlines Holdings Inc. to the parent of Republic Airways for $ ... 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 >>
Yes, air travel makes us angry. And as discussed in the previous installment of Shmuck of the Week, airlines like United are often to blame. But in some cases, passengers deserve to carry their share of the baggage for ever-more interesting bouts of air rage. Christina E. Szele, please report to a ... More >>
Tonight is all about public process, with two major city-policy meetings both running from 6 to 8:30 p.m. So you'll have to decide if you're more interested in revamping the zoning code or choosing between light rail and streetcars for north Downing Street. (Or none of the above.) If you pick zonin ... More >>
Will trolleys return to Colfax?
From the week of October 28, 2004
Do you know what's in your luggage?
Cultures clash -- and crash -- in Curtis Park. Is this a terminal situation?
Denver rolls out the blueprints for how it will handle future growth.
Forget Victoria's Secret. Argenbright Security has a few secrets of its own.
From the week of April 19, 2001
Union Station's past will have a major impact on its future.
Denver needs to make room for 100,000 more people. So where will they go?
You may not have a flight, but you could be a winner!
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.
Pushing a $6 billion transit plan, RTD has met the enemy-- the RTD board.
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.
Keeping track of the political--and personal--agendas at stake in RTD board races.
As prospects dim, Denver aviation officials still chase after an air link to Britain.
Squabbles and spin control at RTD's light-rail lovefest.
Denver pays a consultant big money to get overseas flights for DIA--and goes nowhere.
SEEKING TO CUT COSTS, RTD CONSULTS A LEADING CRITIC OF TRANSIT UNIONS, PUBLIC SUBSIDIES--AND EXPENSIVE RAIL PROJECTS.