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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


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


“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


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”


Colorado Democrats formally introduce their transportation-fee bill with Republican, business community support

Senate Bill 260 would impose new fees on motorists purchasing gas and diesel fuel, while also adding additional costs to deliveries, rideshare trips and electric vehicle registrations


REPLAY: The Colorado Sun hosts a discussion on the state’s transportation-funding future

You can watch the event live on our Facebook page or register to participate on Zoom


Two passengers sue United Airlines for flight cut short by dramatic engine explosion over Denver

Joseph McGinley and Jonathan Strawn claim the Feb. 20 flight from Denver to Hawaii induced “significant trauma”

Crime and Courts

Colorado is on track to take its most significant step toward a Front Range passenger train system

Senate Bill 238 would create a special taxation district along the Interstate 25 corridor to fund the initiative


Colorado’s Sierra Nevada plans to develop commercial space station and serve space tourists

Based on inflatable modules, Sierra Nevada's facility could open up scientific research, tourism and even agriculture in low-Earth orbit


Transportation board kills plan for trains to return to Colorado’s dormant Tennessee Pass

Colorado Midland & Pacific’s request for expedited approval of a plan to restore rail service was nixed on Thursday by the Surface Transportation Board.


Potential operator of trains on Colorado’s Tennessee Pass promises rail line wouldn’t transport crude oil

Communities along the long-dormant line between Cañon City and Gypsum remain wary


Here are the new gas and road-usage fees behind Colorado Democrats’ $4 billion transportation plan

The new fees would start in July 2022 to pay for infrastructure projects, efforts to improve air quality and public transportation initiatives


Colorado lawmakers, governor unveil $700M state economic stimulus plan. Here’s where the money will go.

The money lawmakers are using to pay for the state stimulus plan comes from unexpected tax revenue.

Politics and Government

Colorado’s old license-plate style — remember the green mountains? — may actually make a comeback in 2022

The retro plates would be available for an upcharge under Senate Bill 69, which would also require Coloradans to get new plates when they buy a new car


How the $1.9 trillion federal coronavirus aid bill will affect Colorado and Coloradans

From $1,400 direct payments to expanding the child tax credit and billions in aid dollars to counties, cities and educational institutions, the legislation covers a lot of ground

Politics and Government

RTD wants more housing near stations. It may sacrifice parking spots to make that happen.

RTD is expected to vote Tuesday on a new transit-oriented development policy that would make 35% of housing units built on its properties affordable.


Governor says Colorado is “bruised, battered and shaken,” but will be built back better than before

The biggest policy proposal Jared Polis introduced during his third State of the State speech, which we annotated, was around taxes

Politics and Government

Colorado wants to put electric vehicle charging stations in every state park. Now it must find funding.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife officials support environmental groups who want a vast expansion of electrical hookups at the very spots most threatened by climate change

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