Wrapping up 2013 with positive news, Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has posted a $295 million fourth quarter profit. That’s the company’s first profit following a two year turnaround plan executed by company leaders.
A French TGV high speed train. Similar trains could run along the front range at 150 MPH.
Credit Patrick Janicek / Flickr-Creative Commons
High speed rail along the Front Range has long been a pipe dream in Colorado. It’s a dream taking a baby step forward though as the Colorado Department of Transportation held the first of four public meetings Monday on a continuing study exploring the feasibility and public support for a line from Fort Collins south via Denver International Airport to Pueblo.
The sun rises at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, in this Sept. 2011 file photo showing the evaporator and crystallizer which will recycle up to 85 percent of the water used in the agent neutralization process back through the system.
Credit Hand Out Photo / Department of Defense
On the high plains at this city’s eastern edge, fields of concrete bunkers arrayed like a vast cemetery hold most of the remaining stockpile of the nation’s chemical weapons. The earth-covered “igloos” with their reinforced concrete headwalls contain 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery shells.
The Pueblo Chieftain is reporting that representatives of the 51st State Initiative met with Huerfano and Las Animas commissioners. A meeting was requested as well with Pueblo. "We’re not interested in meeting with them. Thanks, but no thanks.” - Commission Chairman Terry Hart as quoted in the Chieftain.