Thu October 18, 2012
Parks & Rec

Trail Ridge Road Closes Early For Winter Season

Darekk2 Wikimedia Commons

Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park has been closed for much of the last week due to consistent winter conditions, high winds and below freezing temperatures. Officials closed the road for the season Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Sun October 14, 2012
Glenwood Canyon

Happy 20th Anniversary To I-70's "Modern Engineering Marvel"

A dramatic view of the west portal of Reverse Curve Tunnel as seen from the lower roadway
iagoarchangel Flickr - Creative Commons

Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of I-70 through Colorado’s Glenwood Canyon. That stretch of interstate often referred to as a “modern engineering marvel” took 13 years and nearly $500 million to construct.

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Wed October 10, 2012

More People Taking To The Rails As Amtrak Sets Ridership Record

Amtrak's California Zephyr arriving in Chicago, Illinois.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Over  31 million people traveled on Amtrak during its latest fiscal year, the highest seen by the country's federally subsidized railroad since it entered service in 1971.

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Wed October 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Counterfeit Airbags Pose Surprise Hazard To Motorists

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 10:21 am

If the airbag in your car was replaced sometime in the past three years, and it wasn't done at an auto shop attached to a car dealership, there is a small possibility the part could be fake.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expected to issue an alert today telling consumers whether they should have their vehicles checked for the real McCoy. More than 100 types of vehicle airbags could be involved.

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Mon October 1, 2012
The Two-Way

'Carmageddon II' Wasn't So Scary Either

All clear: A section of the 405 freeway in Los Angeles was empty while crews worked over the weekend to demolish the Mulholland Bridge.
Gina Ferazzi/pool EPA /LANDOV

Last year it was "carmageddon, schmarmaggedon."

This year, our friends at Southern California Public Radio are asking "carma-what?"

Once again, it seems, car-crazy Los Angelenos coped well with a weekend shutdown of a major freeway so that crews would demolish a no-longer-needed bridge.

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