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Colorado congressman looks to put 1,000 feet between frackers and schools

BOULDER — There are a lot of opinions on how far hydraulic fracturing should be from schools. One resident near a drilling operation a few hundred yards from Red Hawk Elementary School in Erie said he was probably the only one on his block who didn't mind the noise or environmental and health risks Encana Corp.'s project brought with it. Still, in a perfect world, he said he'd prefer it were a mile away.

Feds sign off on hard-fought I-70 plan, but fixes still years...

The seemingly endless studying of what ails the Interstate 70 corridor between Denver and Colorado’s mountain resort communities has started feeling a bit like the snarled driving nightmare common on mid-winter Sunday afternoons. The process inches forward at a glacial rate as the traffic just keeps building. But state and federal regulators seem buoyed by achieving at least one milestone on Thursday, as the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) signed a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Interstate 70 Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS).

FASTER feuding still festers as lawmakers search for short-term solutions to...

While the battle over controversial FASTER vehicle registration fees rages on in the state House, Rep. Millie Hamner, D-Dillon – whose legislative predecessors made a priority of transportation funding – is pushing hard to find solutions for the growing gridlock along the Interstate 70 corridor.

I-70 myth-busting glazes over winter driving nightmares

Under the headline “Myth: Interstate 70 traffic jams worst during ski season,” the Denver Post Tuesday ran an AP story in which the Colorado...

I-70 Coalition chair: Don’t expect freeway fix, rail anytime soon

The stories from Front Range weekend warriors of typical two-hour drives on Interstate 70 turned into six-hour odysseys by jackknifed semis and brutal mountain...

European-style Ski Trains Eyed as Option for Easing I-70 Gridlock

Ludwig Kurz, former Vail mayor and current director of community relations for nearby Beaver Creek resort, would like to see people in ski boots...

I-70 Toll Debate Brings Mountain Rail Concept to the Forefront

The battle lines drawn over a proposed toll on Interstate 70 into Colorado's high country are much more than mere Western-Slope-versus-Front-Range wrangling. The debate...

Ferry Steps Down as Vail Chamber Director Following ‘Riff-raff’ Comment

Kaye Ferry, the outspoken and sometimes controversial executive director of the Vail Chamber and Business Association, has resigned in the wake of comments to...

Ferry ‘Riff-Raff’ Comments Spark Firestorm of Controversy Statewide

Accurately quoted statements attributed to Vail Chamber and Business Association Executive Director Kaye Ferry regarding the impact of more Front Range skiers buying Vail...

Vail Business Leaders, Politicians Fear Epic Problems from ‘Epic Pass’

Vail Chamber director Kaye Ferry says Front Range 'riff-raff' will cause more parking, traffic and skier-safety problems because of Vail Resorts' new $579 Epic...