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

Four people were killed in the explosive crash

Crime and Courts

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

Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, 26, was sentenced to a prison term twice as long as some Colorado murderers

Crime and Courts

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

The Colorado Department of Transportation is orchestrating the removal of hundreds of thousands of tons of debris flushed down the walls of Glenwood Canyon in July deluge.

Outdoors

Colorado woman, teen die after two vehicles collide on I-70

The Kansas Highway Patrol said Christina Satana of Pueblo, Colorado, was driving the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of I-70 in Gove County shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday before the collision

Crime and Courts

Truck driver convicted in fiery I-70 pileup west of Denver that killed 4

Rogel Lazaro Aguilera Mederos, 25, was convicted by a Jefferson County jury on Friday

Crime and Courts

I-70 through Glenwood Canyon partially reopens; full reopening may not happen until Thanksgiving

The Colorado Department of Transportation warned motorists to prepare for heavy traffic and delays on Saturday afternoon

Transportation

An upgraded Grand Junction rail yard could accelerate Western Slope economic development

Federal infrastructure investment floats hope for an intermodal train terminal in Grand Junction, which would support Western Slope businesses that rely on shipping containers from overseas while reducing truck traffic on I-70.

Transportation

I-70 in Glenwood Canyon will remain closed after CDOT finds damage “unlike anything they had seen before”

To detour around the latest closure, motorists are asked to travel north on U.S. 40 through Steamboat Springs, which adds several hours

Transportation

Horses escape from Eagle County Fairgrounds, lead motorists in chase on I-70

Drivers who cursed the closure of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon earlier in the day were grateful for the lack of traffic as they herded runaway horses in the dark.

Outdoors

When mudslides close I-70, flocks of visitors head to the small town of Craig. Is it ready?

Can the city handle the influx and see a micro business boom in return?

Business

Interstate 70 opens through Glenwood Canyon as crews work to clean up weekend mudslides

More rain is in the forecast, which could lead to more slides. "It’s a double-edged sword. We need the moisture, but we just don’t need it concentrated in Glenwood Canyon," CDOT boss says.

Transportation

I-70 reopens near Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels tunnel after shutting down over suspicious device

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said a 911 caller reported an SUV traveling west contained an “explosive device”

Transportation

With nothing but hot and dry weather in the forecast, Colorado wildfires could burn for weeks

The National Weather Service in Boulder says below-average precipitation and high temperatures are expected over the next 30 days. Four fires have torched more than 130,000 acres.

News

So you need to get to Colorado’s Western Slope? Here are your options.

The Colorado Department of Transportation is encouraging people to stay away from western Colorado for the near future

Transportation

I-70 closed through Glenwood Canyon because of large wildfire, reopening unclear

Hot and dry conditions have resulted in high fire danger across Colorado

News

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

Transportation

Work on another I-70 mountain toll lane starts Monday and will span into 2021. Here’s what you need to know.

The lane will run 12 miles in the westbound lanes of the interstate from the Veterans Memorial Tunnels in Idaho Springs to Empire Junction. The eastbound toll lane is already open.

Transportation

Texas man accused in fiery I-70 tractor-trailer crash told authorities his brakes had failed; four killed are identified

Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, of Houston, made his first court appearance Saturday after being arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide

Crime and Courts