Fri February 14, 2014

Lawmakers Hold Hearing On U.S. 36 Flap

Road signs for U.S. 36 in Arvada, Colo., June 2007.
Landry Heaton Flickr - Creative Commons

Transportation officials told Colorado lawmakers Thursday that they could’ve done more to educate the public about a new public private partnership on U.S. 36 – but they’re still moving ahead with the plan. The project to ease congestion between Denver and Boulder has been in the works for more than a decade, and would be the first of its kind in the state.

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Wed February 12, 2014

Surprising CDOT, Lawmakers Push Back Over U.S. 36 Public-Private Partnership

Road signs for U.S. 36 in Arvada, Colo., June 2007.
Landry Heaton Flickr - Creative Commons

Roughly 100,000 cars travel along U.S. Highway 36 between Boulder and Denver each day. In a bid to ease congestion, Colorado is embarking into uncharted territory as the state’s department of transportation is creating a public-private partnership.

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Fri February 7, 2014

Boulder Nonprofit Sounds Alarm On Sochi’s Environmental Woes

A Sochi road during construction of the 2014 Olympic venue.
Environmental Watch on North Caucasus

As the world focuses its attention on the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Boulder-based Global Greengrants is raising environmental and civil liberties concerns about the event.

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Tue February 4, 2014
Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer Has Called Boulder Home For 3-4 Years

Emerald Ash Borer has been found in the red squares of this map of Boulder County.
Credit Colorado Department of Agriculture

The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive Asian beetle that has decimated American ash trees in the United States has been in the city of Boulder between three and four years according to the results of a new study conducted by a collaborative EAB incident command team.

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Mon February 3, 2014

Boulder On Par To Outpace State Growth

Boulder leads the pack for 2014 economic development.
Credit Snap Man/Flickr Creative Commons