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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

Environment

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.

Outdoors

I-70 reopens through Glenwood Canyon after two week closure; fires continue to burn across Colorado

The reopening of I-70 is big news to Western Slope communities that were hurting because of the closed route

News

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

Grizzly Creek fire keeps I-70 closed for 5th straight day, burns through Hanging Lake area

About 100,000 acres in Colorado across four major fires were burning as of Friday evening

News

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

Coronavirus has Coloradans driving fast and furious. Knock it off, law enforcement says.

Tickets for drivers speeding more than 40 mph over the limit remain high even as Colorado traffic has declined as much as 80%. “There are no autobahns in Colorado, but some drivers right now seem to think there are,” one state trooper says.

Coronavirus

A deputy’s knack for sussing out mules has made a lonely stretch of I-70 the top drug-bust site in Colorado

Mesa County deputy Mike Miller has patrolled a stretch of desert west of Grand Junction for decades. The DEA says his busts have kept 20 tons of illicit drugs off the streets

Coloradans

“I’m absolutely not supportive of that”: Front Range passenger train service appears derailed on arrival at Capitol

House Speaker KC Becker, D-Boulder, says she doesn’t support train service on Colorado’s Front Range and that transportation dollars should be spent elsewhere

Transportation

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"

Transportation

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.

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

“Welcome to Colorful Colorado,” but please take your selfie — safely — with one of these replica signs

A million travelers stop at welcome centers each year and too many of them risk life and limb getting photos taken near the iconic signs at the border

Coloradans

Heavy snow led to a top-five Colorado ski season and a whole lot of cars through the I-70 tunnels

It wasn't quite a record season in Colorado, but 2018-19 saw double-digit jumps in interstate traffic over last season

Outdoors

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

4 killed in fiery I-70 crash in west Lakewood; driver of tractor-trailer that caused wreck arrested, facing vehicular homicide charges

Interstate 70 was still closed Friday morning at Denver West Parkway as mangled, charred vehicles remained on the roadway

Crime and Courts

Snow tires, chains or AWD are required on I-70 when it’s snowy. But motorists could soon need them all winter long

Colorado could soon make its temporary traction law into an all-winter-long, snow-or-shine rule on Interstate 70 from Morrison to Glenwood Canyon. Checkpoints might be used for enforcement.

Transportation

Colorado’s 7th avalanche fatality this season comes in Jones Pass slide during historic conditions

The death means Colorado has surpassed the average number of people -- six -- killed seasonally in avalanches in the state

Outdoors

Colorado’s weekend snowstorm prompted avalanches in areas that hadn’t slid in decades. Here’s why.

“Historic” avalanche conditions are being experienced all over Colorado after conditions have been lining up all season for big slides

Transportation
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