Danielle Nordeen drives a 16-year-old Toyota Camry that doesn’t handle well on snowy mountain passes. In January, Nordeen had to make the drive from her home in Grand Junction to Pueblo often enough that she developed a strategy: Find a semi with its hazard lights on and follow it closely, prompting the other drivers to direct their wrath toward the trucker rather than her.
Construction on the state’s first diverging diamond interchange is nearly complete in Grand Junction. The innovative project will open sometime in April. The Colorado Department of Transportation says it will give drivers freeflow access to a left hand I-70 on-ramp without having to wait for a traffic turn signal, or turn into on-coming traffic.
In less than a week, Colorado will have two new gun laws. The first expands background checks, the other bans magazines holding more than fifteen rounds… that is, unless they’re legally purchased before July 1st. The laws are part of a group passed by state lawmakers this year…regulations that lawyers and law enforcement officials have described as confusing... and even unenforceable.
Some Coloradans were reminded this week of the state’s status as a battleground in this year’s presidential election when the Obama Campaign began airing its first TV ad here targeting the Grand Junction and Colorado Springs markets.