Aurora Business

Cars drive past a toll sign June 26, 2013 on E-470. Traffic counts and toll revenues for the E-470 tollway both hit all-time highs in 2014, marking the fifth consecutive year of growth for the once cash-strapped highway. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | Long-standing license-plate fees that helped launch E-470 could be nixed in 2018, though consensus regarding their necessity is split among local officials. “I think (the fees) need to go away,” said Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan. Prior to serving as mayor, Hogan acted as the executive director of the E-470 Public Highway Authority from 1991-98 and later headed the Northwest […]

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, Ford F-150 pickup trucks are lined up at the Lee Sapp Ford dealership in Ashland, Neb. Ford's U.S. sales were down 1.9 percent in February, the company reported Tuesday, March 3, 2015, as dealers lacked the inventory to meet demand for the new F-150 pickup truck.  (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

“We’ve already put February in the rear-view mirror,” said Ken Cataldo, the general manager of Colonial Volkswagen of Medford, Massachusetts, who spent much of last month cleaning snow off the cars on his lot.

This March 13, 2012 photo shows the manifolds that regulate the input and output of oil to the White Cliffs pipeline at the SemCrude tank farm north of Cushing, Okla. For the past seven weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1 million more barrels of oil every day than it is consuming. That extra crude is flowing into storage tanks, especially at the country's main trading hub in Cushing, pushing U.S. supplies to their highest point in at least 80 years, the Energy Department reported Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Michael Wyke) KOTV OUT; KJRH OUT; KTUL OUT; KOKI OUT; KQCW OUT; KDOR OUT; TULSA OUT; TULSA ONLINE OUT

“The fact of the matter is we are running out of storage capacity in the U.S.,” Ed Morse, head of commodities research at Citibank, said at a recent symposium at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

DENVER | Democrats are expected to vote down a GOP plan to lower Colorado’s renewable energy mandates. A bill to lower the mandates has passed the Republican state Senate and awaits its first hearing in a House committee Monday. That committee is controlled by Democrats and is expected to reject the idea. The bill would cut […]

DENVER |  The commission that regulates oil and gas drilling in Colorado is preparing to decide on new rules to limit spills during major floods like the one that hit the Front Range and eastern plains in 2013. The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is expected to vote Monday on proposals that include requiring that all […]

Communication links that serve the Aerospace Data Facility get a great view of the Rockies Sept. 26 on Bucley Air Force Base.   Buckley's "golf balls" are a common sight for passing civilians but are home to the airman of the 460th Space Wing. Photo by Courtland Wilson/ Aurora Sentinel

“It’s not a new concept, but it’s kind of new because it has a new life to it and probably at this point in time more likelihood of actually being funded and implemented,” Curtis Bush, a principal planner with the city’s parks department, said in a presentation during the Feb. 2 session.

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