Colorado

Aerial view of Salida, Colorado with mountains in background

Colorado Workers Squeezed by Housing Crisis

In Colorado’s booming resort towns, even sleeping in your car has become an unaffordable luxury.

August 11, 2022 - Denver Post

A road sign reads "Welcome to City of Wheat Ridge Buckle Up and Drive Safely"

Denver Suburb Points Spotlight at Racial Covenants

A symbolic, but necessary, action.

August 10, 2022 - Thee Dever Post

Accessory Dwelling Units

Denver Struggling to Unlock the Potential of Accessory Dwelling Units

Why doesn’t Denver build more ADUs? It’s complicated.

August 3, 2022 - The Denver Post

Street-level view of sharrow symbol on asphalt with parked car in background

How Sharrows Became Cycling’s Most Hated Symbol

Originally designed as a low-cost way to encourage safer road sharing between bikes and cars, the sharrow has become a symbol of the lack of commitment to protected bike infrastructure in many cities.

August 2, 2022 - Denverite

Civic Center bus terminal in Denver

Major Redesign Planned for Denver-Area Bus System

The Regional Transportation District will make significant changes to bus frequency and routes in an effort to make transit accessible to more Colorado residents.

July 28, 2022 - Colorado Public Radio

Dried-up marina at Lake Mead

Report Sounds the Alarm for Western Reservoirs

Without more immediate, long-term reductions in water demand, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, the West’s most important reservoirs, face imminent collapse.

July 27, 2022 - Salt Lake Tribune

Blue Boulder bus with people boarding

Boulder Launches ‘Zero Fare for Better Air’

The Colorado city will make public transit free during the month of August to boost ridership and reduce emissions.

July 25, 2022 - City of Boulder

Sunset view of Aspen, Colorado

Aspen Imposes New Limits on Short-Term Rentals as Housing Prices Soar

The Aspen City Council hopes the stricter regulations on short-term rentals and new home construction will stem the astronomical rise of housing costs in the mountain town.

July 13, 2022 - The Colorado Sun

Biking in Denver

Denver Taking New Applications for Wildly Popular E-Bike Rebate Program

Residents are taking advantage of the city’s rebate program, which offers discounts of up to $1,200 on e-bikes for low-income residents.

July 12, 2022 - Westword

Person standing under sign that says "Moab Made" in downtown Moab, Utah.

Initiative Brings Capacity Building to Booming Rural Towns

A research and capacity building initiative based at Utah State University seeks to help fast-growing tourist meccas in the West plan for smart growth.

July 4, 2022 - High Country News

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