David O. WilliamsDavid O. WilliamsNovember 5, 20179min905
Former Obama field organizer and state legislative policy analyst Dylan Roberts wasn’t planning to jump back into politics after he got his law degree from the University of Colorado and landed a job as a deputy district attorney in Eagle County. Then Trump happened. “I was going to take a break from politics for a […]

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Jared WrightJared WrightJune 16, 20176min443

A major step forward for transportation occurred earlier this year with the approval of the Central 70 project by the federal government. This project involves the reconstruction of a 10-mile stretch between I-25 and Chambers Road and the replacement of a 50-year-old viaduct on Interstate 70. With the approval, the Colorado Department of Transportation could begin work in early 2018.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMarch 13, 20176min316

In Case You Missed It: Read our weekly political news recap on the lesser known topics you may have missed last week in Colorado political journalism. Last week: It's always interesting — sometimes pretty fun, too — when someone takes is upon themselves to act as a citizen watchdog. One of the more well-known such people in Colorado politics is back in news ...


Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 2, 201710min511

Colorado could get some help from the federal government to speed up highway construction projects, including the nettlesome bottleneck on Interstate 25 between Castle Rock and Monument, but transportation officials caution against expecting the pedal to hit the metal on the projects. Gov. John Hickenlooper this week told the Colorado Department of Transportation to come up with a list of projects to submit to the feds for a potential “high priority” designation, the governor’s spokeswoman, Holly Shrewsbury, told The Colorado Statesman. The list will include the Monument-to-Castle Rock stretch, known as “The Gap,” she said.


Associated PressAssociated PressJanuary 11, 20176min464

An avalanche swept across a Colorado highway that is a key route to the popular Vail ski resort, blocking access for some skiers heading to the mountain and trapping three commercial trucks, authorities said Tuesday. No one was injured when the avalanche dumped up to 15 feet of snow onto Interstate 70 at Vail Pass overnight, said Mike Lewis, deputy director of the Colorado Department of Transportation. It also swept down a tangle of trees and rocks in its path, but the highway has since reopened.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningNovember 24, 201624min540

Glancing up the steep hillside toward the old mine, Stephen Fenberg smiles as he recounts how a granite monument wound up there, representing the collision of hardscrabble reality and whimsy that marks this town. He’s telling the story of Clifford Griffin, an easterner who journeyed to Silver Plume during the gold rush to start his life anew after his beloved fiancée died on the night before their wedding.


David O. WilliamsDavid O. WilliamsSeptember 27, 201613min407

While Colorado state Senate District 8 has seen some very nasty political attacks in recent years — sometimes even bitter, red-on-red Republican infighting in this mostly conservative rural region — nothing gets people more riled up in these parts than transportation funding shortfalls. Voters who have been stuck for six hours on Interstate 70 when a car with bald tires starts a chain-reaction pileup in a snowstorm will turn a bright shade of red telling you about it, even if they’re the bluest of blue Democrats. And after all, former Mayor Bill McNichols was ousted in the early 80s in part because he failed to clear a massive blizzard from the streets of Denver.