Category: Colorado

Urban Avalanches: Colorado Passed Milestones

The clouds are rolling in and more of the powdery white stuff is on the way… snow, that is. This week may bring another 6” of snow to Denver, and this week’s storms are also bringing high winds of over 40 mph. Wind gusts are more dangerous to your commute than you might think. While… Read more »

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The Governor’s “Electric Bills”

Governor Polis has hit the ground running with his new administration, and the House and Senate are in a flurry with new legislation. Oil and gas regulation, minimum wage, and cryptocurrencies have all been addressed in proposed and signed bills, but there are a few others being tossed around regarding electric vehicles. The Denver public… Read more »

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A Headache with Built-In Treatment Options

Starting June 1, 2019, running into 2022, eighteen miles of I-25 will go under construction… all at the same time. The Gap from Castle Rock to Monument is getting a face-lift, and the folks at CDOT have decided it best to tackle it in one fell swoop. This sounds like a nightmare to anyone and… Read more »

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Trouble with Taxes? Buy an EV.

Need relief from your tax burden? Buy an electric vehicle. Governor Polis’s administration is pushing HB19–159 through the House, extending tax credits for electric vehicles, according to Judith Kohler of The Denver Post. The original bill, set to end in 2021, will presumably be extended to 2025. There’s a credit for each vehicle size: 1. Passenger Electric or… Read more »

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I-25: Gridlock Defined

Ever driven on I-25? Then enough said. CDOT has heard our continuous gripes, as well as the stats on the horrific number of wrecks that happen at the 6th Avenue/Auraria interchange. Plans are being made to address the gridlock, and CDOT has requested that the community participate. Click here to participate in the survey regarding the project… Read more »

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In a War Between Hovercraft and Scooters, Who Wins?

Hovercraft, self-driving vehicles, autonomous buses — all modern innovations touted by the Tech Gods as the next greatest technology to hit our city streets. Just weeks ago, Tesla and other innovators debuted their versions of Jetsons-like vehicles in blue-print and digital formats at tech-gatherings across the world. And we’ve all seen YouTube videos of autonomous vehicle testing,… Read more »

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Citations Down, Fatalities Up. Whodunnit?

On Friday, February 1, Denver Police Officers hit the highways, sweeping for speeders in what they refer to as a “saturation patrol.” And according to Jon Murray at The Denver Post, officers cited 101 drivers and warned 21 others. The average radar clock: 80 mph. The winner of the day: 110mph. The Denver Police Department recently… Read more »

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The Smoke and Mirrors of Marijuana and Traffic Safety

The conversation about whether legalization of recreational marijuana affects road safety is a common one in Colorado. Thirty-three states have legalized medical marijuana, while nine states in addition to Colorado have legalized recreational marijuana. The public seems to be continually moving towards acceptance of recreational use, but our communities are still worried about potential negative… Read more »

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Winter Weather Brings Work Hazards

During the winter months in Colorado, new hazards are introduced to both indoor and outdoor workplaces that necessitate precautions on the part of both employees and employers. Outdoor workers may face hazards involved with winter driving, removing snow from roofs, exposure, and dangers from using powered equipment. Indoor workers are not immune from winter weather… Read more »

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