Posted inNews, Politics and Government, Transportation

CDOT reaches $14 million settlement over partial 2019 collapse of U.S. 36

The Colorado Department of Transportation has reached a $14 million settlement with three companies in connection with the partial collapse of U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder in 2019. The settlement covers the majority of the more than $17 million it cost CDOT to repair the stretch of eastbound lanes near Wadsworth Boulevard after a […]

Posted inEnvironment, News, Wildfire

She thought the evacuation was a precaution. Then the Cal-Wood fire erased her family’s Boulder County home.

BOULDER — When Courtney Walsh received a text Saturday afternoon that her home north of Boulder was in the mandatory evacuation area for the Cal-Wood fire, she thought she was being ordered to leave just as a precaution. Still, she rushed back to her house on Foothills Ranch Drive to get her family together. She […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Carman: The moon landing’s legacy: a generation with pie-in-the-sky ambitions

The summer of 1969 was a wild one.  Muhammad Ali was convicted of draft dodging and in the process the court legitimized J. Edgar Hoover’s wiretapping of the African American icon’s phones for so-called “national security” reasons. Ted Kennedy drove his car off a bridge and into a pond at Chappaquiddick, which killed Mary Jo […]

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Who will pay to rebuild damaged U.S. 36 is unclear, but taxpayers may be stuck with some costs

The giant crack disrupting eastbound travel on U.S. 36 between Wadsworth Boulevard and Church Ranch Road is now in rebuild mode, rather than repair. But who will pay to rebuild the damaged roadway is uncertain and CDOT isn’t ready to say if the cost could fall to taxpayers.  But toll-road operator Plenary Roads Denver may […]