Hello to you. Today’s news roundup has everything you need to know about snow tires, disappearing aquifers, local transportation and more. Let’s go.
It’s snowing. It will stop this afternoon, hopefully in time for a dry evening commute, but we’re still due for a hard freeze tonight.
I had snow-tire questions. I answered them. Be your own hero. (Denverite)
The Ogallala, the world’s largest underground body of fresh water, runs beneath the high plains. Bruce Finley’s reporting shows how it’s running dry. Interesting point: Non-GMO crops and grain-fed cattle demand more water. (DP)
RTD apparently doesn’t have the money to finish planned rail lines in Boulder, Longmont, Thornton and Douglas County by 2042, which was the previous promise. Cathy Proctor reports. (DBJ)
Denver’s “Vision Zero” plan to stop automobile deaths begins in the next few weeks with low-cost improvements on Federal. Plans include new signal timing to help pedestrians, mid-road islands for pedestrians at crossings and more. David Sachs reports. (Streetsblog)
RTD is looking at the possibility of bus rapid transit between Longmont and Boulder. (BizWest)
Yeah, Colfax Week has stretched across two different weeks. Today, Adrian explains the odd case of the storage castle, a towering edifice that changed the nature of the avenue but has pretty much never changed itself. (Denverite)
Erica had a truly amazing interview with Jonny Barber, the man who wants to start a Colfax museum. (Denverite)
I really enjoyed Paul Karolyi’s latest episode of Changing Denver. This one profiles the many twists in the story of Jane West, a local entrepreneur who was among the first to recognize the potential of fancy weed events — before she got charged by the cops and fired from her job. Find it at podcast places. (Changing Denver)
The proposal to limit residential growth in Lakewood will not appear on the ballot this year, mostly because of legal challenges. (ColPol)
Jason Blevins takes us to a “via ferrata,” a hiking/climbing route that runs a series of cables so people can safely and easily (relatively) navigate a cliffside stretch near Telluride. (DP)
Woody Paige asks whether the Bowlens will continue to be the owners of the Broncos. (Gazette)