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WATCH: Fixing Colorado’s mountain lifeline — dreams for a better I-70

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) director Shoshana Lew, mountain community leaders and environmental advocates will pitch in on plans to solve the Floyd Hill pinch, what climate change means for fire evacuation in mountain communities, and whether we will ever get that mountain train on the way to cutting pollution, in a forum led by […]

Posted inNews, Politics and Government, Transportation

It’s official: Colorado will begin ticketing drivers who illegally use the I-70 mountain express toll lanes

Motorists who drive in the Interstate 70 mountain express toll lanes in Clear Creek County when they are closed and supposed to be serving as the emergency shoulder will face a $250 fine starting in August.  Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday signed House Bill 1074 into law letting the Colorado Department of Transportation use the […]

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Prosecutors move to reconsider case as millions call for leniency for trucker sentenced to 110 years after deadly Colorado crash

An online petition has gathered millions of signatures calling for leniency for a 26-year-old truck driver who was sentenced to 110 years in prison for vehicular homicide in an explosive accident at the base of a Colorado mountain highway that killed four people in 2019. More than 4.5 million people had signed the petition […]

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Trucker’s 110-year sentence in fatal I-70 crash spotlights Colorado’s mandatory-minimum sentencing laws

By Shelly Bradbury, The Denver Post The 110-year prison sentence meted out Dec. 13 to the truck driver who killed four people when he lost his brakes on Interstate 70 put a renewed spotlight on Colorado’s mandatory-minimum sentencing laws and on district attorneys’ ability to use such laws to ensure convictions lead to prison time. […]

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The final phase of restoration in Glenwood Canyon turns to debris-choked Colorado River

GLENWOOD CANYON — Andrew Knapp leans over the railing of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon and scowls at a jumble of rocks clogging the Colorado River. Those piercing piles of boulders — swept down the canyon walls in a cataclysmic rainstorm on July 29 — were rubbing against the retaining wall beneath the highway when […]