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United Airlines is planning a big expansion. It can’t do it without Denver.

Did you know that every United Airlines flight connects through Denver? OK, maybe not literally. But while every United plane may not land in the Mile High City en route to its destination, all of the carrier’s thousands of pilots get their initial training and annual practice at a Denver facility filled with flight simulators.  […]

Posted inHealth, News, Politics and Government, Transportation

Denver airport, RTD drops masks as judge voids federal COVID mandate

By Curt Anderson, The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A federal judge in Florida on Monday voided the national mask mandate covering airlines and other public transportation as exceeding the authority of U.S. health officials in their response to the coronavirus pandemic. The mandate, recently extended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Denver-based Frontier Airlines buying Spirit in $3B low-cost carrier deal

By Michelle Chapman, The Associated Press Frontier is buying Spirit Airlines in a $2.9 billion cash-and-stock deal that will create the nation’s fifth largest carrier. The tie-up is valued at $6.6 billion when accounting for the assumption of debt and other liabilities. The companies said Monday that the transaction will provide more low-cost fares for […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Silverman: Former Mayor Federico Peña still makes Denver proud

Election Day weather in Denver was extraordinarily snowy on May 17, 1983, apropos for the defeat of long-serving Mayor William McNichols, age 74. Mayor Bill had botched Denver’s 1982 Christmas Blizzard and finished third in the first round of Denver’s mayoral voting.  The June run-off election pitted recent Denver DA Dale Tooley, 49, against former […]

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Littwin: The big news about the latest assault on an airliner, diverted to Denver, is that masks were apparently not involved

The stunning news from the story about the American Airlines flight attendant who was punched in the face by a passenger is that the altercation may not have been related to the mask requirement for airline travel.  I’m not sure this suggests progress of any kind. The flight attendant had to be hospitalized in order […]

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3 Denver International Airport workers remember how 9/11 changed them and their careers

No industry was forced to change more after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, than aviation, as airports and airlines raced to adapt to protect the flying public.  Denver International Airport effectively had to transform overnight.  “The entire aviation industry was affected that day,” said Mark Nagel, who was acting director of security at […]

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Colorado’s urban open space past haunts the future of development and community life

A cemetery for nuns. A city golf course where a generation of Black civic leaders met to network. A century-old farm. An abandoned college football stadium. An unloved wedge of an ancient stockyard.  Developers and neighbors are fighting over some of the most precious unpaved spots left up and down Colorado’s Front Range, all the […]