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Mudslides and flash flooding along Colorado’s burn scars could cause disasters, or mere travel delays, all summer long. Here’s why.

Last year’s historic wildfire season increased the area that’s prone to flooding, causing “an abnormal year of flooding events” this year, climate researcher says.

Environment

One dead, three missing after flash floods sweep mud and debris from wildfire scars into Poudre Canyon

Larimer County has closed the Poudre River to all use as crews assess damage to bridges downstream of Black Hollow Creek and attempt to remove debris from the road and river.

Environment

Colorado violates EPA ozone standards again as business groups cheer gutting of draft commuting limits

The Front Range passed another grim milestone of violating U.S. ozone caps, but state air pollution regulators have just weakened a proposal to cut solo commuting by employees.

Environment

Glenwood Canyon closes again as forest ecologists scramble to seed burn zone and prevent mudslides

Glenwood Canyon closed to traffic for almost three hours on Tuesday as rain threatened more mudslides. Forest botanists are working to stabilize and restore the Grizzly Creek burn zone to prevent more debris flows and highway closures.

Transportation

What exactly is the Front Range Trail? You may already be riding on it.

Every year, Colorado’s indefatigable trail builders chip away at complex new sections of a connector they imagine stretching from Wyoming to New Mexico. Next up: Castle Rock and the Cache la Poudre.

Outdoors

Mudslides bury I-70, prompt “extended” Glenwood Canyon closure during busy holiday weekend

Dozens of vehicles were trapped for hours between mudslides in Glenwood Canyon Saturday afternoon. All were able to drive out under their own power.

Transportation

Colorado governor vetoes two bills dealing with off-highway vehicles, transportation funding

Jared Polis rejected House Bills 1024 and 1196, his second and third vetoes of measures passed during the 2021 legislative session

Politics and Government

Colorado takes its biggest step yet toward a Front Range passenger train system

Senate Bill 238 creates a new taxation district to fund the project, which will be overseen by a board

Transportation

Interstate 70 opens through Glenwood Canyon as crews work to clean up weekend mudslides

More rain is in the forecast, which could lead to more slides. "It’s a double-edged sword. We need the moisture, but we just don’t need it concentrated in Glenwood Canyon," CDOT boss says.

Transportation

Second mudslide from Grizzly Creek burn scar closes I-70 through Glenwood Canyon

Fire managers last summer warned the scar left 32,000-acre fire in and above Glenwood Canyon was a threat to the highway in some areas.

Transportation

A fine has been issued for last year’s massive Tire Mountain fire near Hudson — and it’s a molehill

The largest used tire dump in the nation -- a strain on Colorado regulators -- is cited for multiple violations in a 15-page consent decree, but won’t see a big penalty for a July 2020 fire that darkened Weld County skies.

Environment

Some of the priciest Denver real estate is going to the frogs in major Cherry Creek upgrade

Turning a mini-Grand Canyon on Cherry Creek Drive South into a pleasure cruise for wildlife, humans and their dogs is a multimillion-dollar prospect for just 1 mile, but reviews are ecstatic.

Outdoors

Federal court dismisses Centennial Airport’s challenge to FAA’s NextGen flight paths

The FAA’s plan to optimize arrival and departure at local airports is called the Denver Metroplex project, and it includes Denver International Airport and Centennial Airport

Transportation

Here come the gas and delivery fees as Colorado’s governor signs $5 billion-plus transportation bill into law

Colorado lawmakers have been trying to solve the problem of boosting transportation funding for years. But Senate Bill 260 passed with almost no Republican support at the Capitol.

Transportation

Leaving a job you had somewhere you’ve never lived? Take the train to say goodbye.

I rode the rails west to say “bye” to Colorado coworkers I'd never met

Culture

Colorado legislature sends sweeping transportation fee and spending bill to governor

The legislation will impose new fees on fuel purchases, deliveries and rideshare trips, to generate billions of dollars to tackle Colorado's long list of transportation projects

Politics and Government

Colorado isn’t experiencing a gas shortage, but there aren’t enough truckers to supply stations

Fuel levels in the state have fallen because of a low number of tanker drivers, not the Colonial Pipeline incident

Transportation

“A lot of big items still out there”: Colorado lawmakers have a massive to-do list with only a month left

There are about 250 pieces of active, unresolved legislation. And more meaty bills are being introduced by the day.

Politics and Government

Two planes collide midair near Cherry Creek Reservoir on approach path for Centennial Airport

No injuries or fatalities were reported

Transportation

I-70 reopens near Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels tunnel after shutting down over suspicious device

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said a 911 caller reported an SUV traveling west contained an “explosive device”

Transportation
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