DENVER — Tuesday, September 11, 2012 — Today the US EPA announced final approval for Colorado’s State Implementation Plan for Regional Haze, a comprehensive package of emission reduction strategies with dramatic public health, environmental, and economic benefits.
DURANGO– The fall color season is beginning in the high country of southwestern Colorado, with about 20 percent of the aspen already turning gold in the Silverton area. During the busy fall color season, the Silverton Public Lands Office, which offers Forest Service and BLM information, will be open from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through September 27.
Cyclist Christian Vande Velde won the USA Pro Challenge on Sunday. Vande Velde rides for the Boulder-based team Garmin-Sharp, and snagged the yellow jersey after finishing the individual time trial. It was a surprising end to an unpredictable week. Elise Thatcher followed the race from start to finish and filed this report.
Boulder, Colo. (Aug. 25, 2012) – In a battle to the finish, Stage 6 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge came to a close when Rory Sutherland (AUS) of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team crossed the line at the top of Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder first, followed by Fabio Aru (ITA) of Astana Pro Team and Jens Voigt (GER) of RadioShack-Nissan-Trek.
Stage 5 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge rolled out of Breckenridge this morning and took the riders on a long 117.9 miles route to last year’s overall start city – Colorado Springs. Please see below results.
Tomorrow, Stage 6 will start in returning host city Golden at 11:10 a.m. and end on Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder.
· First Place – Tyler Farrar (USA) of Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda
· Second Place – Taylor Phinney (USA) of BMC Racing Team
Beaver Creek, Colo.(Aug. 23, 2012) – In an impressive solo breakaway that began less than an hour into Stage 4 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge, Jens Voigt (GER) of RadioShack-Nissan-Trek powered through the 97.2-mile course to take home the win in front of massive crowds lining the uphill finish in Beaver Creek. More than five minutes later, the peloton crossed the finish line with Andreas Kloden (GER) of RadioShack-Nissan-Trek and Tejay van Garderen (USA) of BMC Racing Team taking second and third, respectively.
It’s been an dramatic week of bike racing in Colorado. Pro cyclists have battled it out at high speed in the state’s thin mountain air. Today, more than one hundred and thirty racers will start in Breckenridge—then they’ll leave Colorado’s high country for Colorado Springs. On Thursday, German-born Jens Voigt took command of Independence Pass early on and dominated the stage. KSUT reporter Elise Thatcher accidentally saw some of that action first hand. She filed this report