Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Pritchett: Conservation from 1,500 feet reveals an important — if slightly unnerving — perspective

We all have our favorite “little-engine that could” nonprofits—the ones not on most people’s radar, not the Red Cross or UNICEF, but rather the little fellas doing enormous work. My favorite actually has little engines, housed in a few Cessnas, and a few little dogs to boot. EcoFlight is the one for me, not only […]

Posted inBusiness, News

United is adding a Denver-Munich flight. Will the airline’s Tokyo route from the Mile High City ever resume?

United Airlines is expanding its transatlantic service out of Denver International Airport by launching a daily, year-round flight to Munich starting in April. A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will carry passengers on the route. United already offers flights from Denver to Frankfurt, and its pandemic-paused service to London-Heathrow is scheduled to resume March 4. Lufthansa, which […]

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Norwegian Air to end long-haul flights, slashing Denver’s connection to Paris, Rome

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Thursday it will focus on European destinations and close its long-haul operations as it struggles with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and debt restructuring. The decision means Denver will lose one of its flights to London, its direct connection to Paris and plans for a […]

Posted inBusiness, COVID, News

Colorado attorney general asks for federal investigation into Frontier Airlines’ coronavirus flight-change policies

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser on Tuesday asked the Trump administration to launch a federal investigation into Denver-based Frontier Airlines and its policies and practices around passenger flight changes during the coronavirus pandemic. “Frontier’s method of accommodating customers who changed their itineraries because of COVID-19 is both unfair and deceptive,” Weiser said in a letter […]

Posted inBusiness, COVID, News, Transportation

Coronavirus created the shortest commercial jet flight in the country — Eagle to Aspen. But it won’t last.

GYPSUM —  The rental cars are stacked bumper-to-bumper. Hundreds of them wedged into two parking lots. The rest of the airport lots are deserted. Fewer than two dozen cars are scattered across the sprawling asphalt outside the Eagle County Regional Airport. Inside the recently expanded terminal, employees easily outnumber travelers as giant televisions flicker with […]

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BLM will move 27 jobs from Washington to Grand Junction, 54 more to Lakewood as part of HQ relocation

The Bureau of Land Management’s planned headquarters relocation to Grand Junction will net the city 27 jobs, federal officials said on Tuesday, with 54 more positions heading to the Federal Center in Lakewood as part of the public lands agency’s realignment to the West.  That’s far fewer jobs than some were expecting to head to […]