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Dec 08, 2016

North Denver Residents Argue I-70 Widening Could Doom Their Community

It isn’t every day you meet someone with a deeper connection to a Denver neighborhood than Candi CdeBaca. She grew up in Elyria-Swansea, which in 1964 was sliced in half by the construction of the I-70 viaduct. Today, CdeBaca lives about three blocks south of I-70, in a little brick house that once belonged to her grandparents. On her front lawn are several signs. One says, “My community’s not for sale.” The other: “Ditch the Ditch” — a reference to the $1.2 billion plan to replace I-70 through Elyria-Swansea with a wider and lower interstate including a four-acre park over one section.

Dec 08, 2016

Lawsuit Challenges Platte to Park Hill Project

A lawsuit aimed at derailing Denver's plan to remove trees and reshape much of City Park Golf Course for a storm drainage project has cleared its first hurdle.

Aug 08, 2016

Debbie Talks Freight

Mirroring national trends, Denver has seen a dramatic increase in rail shipments of flammable liquids, principally crude oil, related liquids and ethanol. Denver’s Office of Emergency Management reports that hazmat shipments by rail in Denver rose from 23,000 carloads in 2011, with tank cars of crude oil near zero (less than 1 percent), to over 80,000 carloads in 2014, with over 15,000 tank cars of crude oil (18 percent).

Jul 15, 2016

Lowdown on I-70 Expansion

Coloradans remain indignant over a plan to expand Interstate 70 in two northeast Denver neighborhoods, citing concerns like increased air pollution, unsolved traffic problems and ever-worsening gentrification. The controversial project has even prompted two separate lawsuits.

Jul 15, 2016

White Privilege & Gentrification

Immediately after I parked my car in the Swansea neighbourhood of Denver, Colorado this June, a woman in a white SUV drove by, rolled down her window and yelled: “Not for sale!”