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Colorado gas is at $5. In electric vehicle vs. gas car, who wins?

Gas prices neared $5 a gallon last week, according to AAA Colorado, so it’s time for a detailed breakdown of what it would cost the average person to run an electric vehicle for a year compared to a traditional car at sky-high fuel prices. With help from Matt Frommer, a transportation analyst and spreadsheet fanatic […]

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Democrats plan to suspend Colorado’s new gas fee — until two months after the November election

Colorado Democrats want to delay implementation of a new 2-cent-per-gallon gas fee, but only until two months after the November election. House Bill 1351, the cornerstone of Gov. Jared Polis’ work this year to slash the cost of living in Colorado, would cost $28 million as the legislature backfills the lost revenue. The measure also […]

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Gas tops $4 per gallon average in the U.S. for the 1st time since 2008

The price of regular gasoline broke $4 per gallon on average across the U.S. on Sunday for the first time since 2008. In Colorado, the AAA reported the average gas price on Sunday was $3.72. During the first full week of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the price of regular gas rose by almost 41 cents, according […]

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Here’s where you can recycle a used electric vehicle or hybrid-electric battery in Colorado

Looking to recycle a used electric vehicle or hybrid-electric battery? Good luck. But we’ll try to help. Thankfully, researchers from Colorado State University did much of the calling around for you as part of a state-sponsored study.  Do not be discouraged that two direct quotes from the study are: “Gets requests all the time but […]

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Councilman Chris Hinds: To move Denver’s Cheesman Park away from its elitist roots, let’s keep it free of cars

The Colorado Sun on March 18 shared an op-ed about how we should re-open Cheesman Park to cars.  Per the opinion essay, closing it to cars permanently would perpetuate the “smell of elitism” hanging around Cheesman Park.   While the Denver Department of Parks & Recreation is returning cars to most parks that were car-free during […]

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Opinion: When the COVID-19 pandemic ends, Denver’s Cheesman Park should be re-opened to cars

Cheesman Park is in danger of becoming an elitist haven. What started as part of the city’s response to the pandemic has instead turned one of its storied regional parks into an amenity for the mostly white, middle- and upper-middle-class residents living in the adjacent neighborhoods. It’s a textbook example of how well-intentioned public policy […]

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

The green mountains are (really) poised for a comeback next year.  Colorado lawmakers are quickly advancing legislation that would make the state’s retro license plates — green mountains instead of white ones — available for an upcharge as soon as 2022. That’s thanks to Senate Bill 69, which also would require Coloradans to get new […]