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Colorado lawmakers considering new fee on gallon of gas to boost money for roads

Gov. Jared Polis has made clear to lawmakers he wants a bipartisan deal this session, according to advocates who say this year could break the impasses in prior sessions

Grand Junction keeps its grave for radioactive, Cold War dirt thanks to new coronavirus-aid package

Trump’s signature means a disposal site can remain open for another decade, averting millions of dollars in added expenses

Mitigation “bank” near Greeley will offset wetland damage, meet Clean Water Act rules

For the first time in 20 years, a new Clean Water Act mitigation bank breaks ground on the Front Range

Colorado’s I-25 project on “The Gap” combined data, thousands of photos and engineering to minimize roadkill

On vast, contiguous public and private land, abundant wildlife has been meticulously preserved. But growing safety hazards couldn’t be ignored.

Durango’s ridiculed Bridge to Nowhere suddenly has clear road ahead

After a decade of delays and legal fights, the largest project in the history of that region of southwest Colorado will ease traffic and safety problems

Colorado’s first-ever criminal charges following an avalanche could be slippery slope for backcountry travelers

Two snowboarders reported the avalanche they caused in March above the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels and cooperated with the investigation. Now, their statements and helmet-cam video are being used against them.

Is Colorado leading or lagging on climate policy? It depends on which states you’re comparing us to.

On the one hand, the state has adopted some of the most ambitious climate laws in the county; on the other, critics say Gov. Jared Polis’ administration has failed to use the laws to their fullest.

After a small Colorado city paid cyber attackers a ransom, there’s concern about the rest of the state

Most small towns don’t have the resources to hire cybersecurity professionals. An effort to help cities like Lafayette, which just paid a ransom, are underway

College students find $564 solution to the million-dollar problem with Gillette Flats spring in Teller County

Colorado sought to cap a quirky artesian mountain spring near Cripple Creek, but there’s new hope for a compromise to keep it flowing

Amid budget crunch, Colorado nets much-needed windfall for road projects with strong debt sale

The market for bond-like debt has shrugged off the pandemic crisis, allowing the Colorado transportation agency to avoid draconian budget cuts

Mount Evans Highway, Independence Pass into Aspen will remain closed because of coronavirus

The highway usually opens the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend, which would have been May 21 this year

Internet service in western Colorado was so terrible that towns and counties built their own telecom

The new 481-mile rural Project Thor network is complete -- and run by a regional government council. It’s the opposite of what a state law intended 15 years ago

How SamSam ransomware took down CDOT and how the state fought back — twice

When cyberattackers held CDOT files hostage and demanded bitcoin in 2018, the state learned a $1.7 million lesson about cybersecurity

Opinion: Colorado can’t withstand more growth without modernizing our aging bridges and water infrastructure

Polar Express rings in the holiday season, but wide-ranging themes power Colorado tourist trains year round

From weddings to murder mysteries, day trips to overnight excursions, rail with a special touch helps rev rural Colorado’s engine

Colorado skiers will soon be able to take a bus from Denver to A-Basin, Loveland and Steamboat

Gov. Jared Polis said during a ceremony at Denver’s Union Station that the “Snowstang” service, which begins Dec. 14, will be “really convenient” and “super easy"

The fire-suppression system in the I-70 tunnels is a critical Colorado insurance policy. We toured it to find out why.

The Colorado Sun spoke to the experts who run the tunnels to learn more about their fire suppression system and how they work. Here’s what we found.

Trump’s “energy dominance” push changing plans for 3 million acres of Colorado land, local stewards say

State and local agencies -- and more recently, Gov. Jared Polis -- prioritized conservation during years of public input and discussion. Now those objectives are in jeopardy.

Preserving Frank Lloyd Wright’s light touch on Vail Pass

Design of humble concrete barriers holding the mountain back from I-70 was influenced by Wright acolytes and set standards for making highways harmonious with nature

Opinion: Want to solve the climate crisis? Stop widening roads

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