A Roundup Of The Latest Colorado Auto News

Colorado is perfect for adventurous drivers that want to taste the freedom of a winding mountain road. It is also home to one of the most prosperous cities in the Midwestern area, Denver. Automobiles had played a large part in Coloradan history since the late 19th century when the first Denver-built car was displayed at a bicycle show. Colorado was the home of the first truly successful electric car: the Fritchle. The Fritchle was a luxury electric car that debuted in around 1908. It was far more torquey than the gasoline vehicles it competed against but suffered from a poor battery life and a lack of charging points in most towns. It was designed with the upper-class Rocky Mountain socialites in mind and saw great success as a point-to-point hopper for partygoers and wealthy shoppers.

The automobile is still significant in the Rocky Mountain state. Here is a quick roundup of the latest auto news coming out of Colorado.

The Dawn Of Colorado’s Internet Of Roads

Colorado is pioneering a new system of smart highways. Funding has been released for 500 miles of high-tech connected highways in the state. This ‘internet of roads’ is based on the ‘internet of things’ concept. Essentially, vehicles, cameras, and traffic signals will all communicate with each other in order to make journeys quicker and reduce accidents on Colorado’s busy highway system. Automobile manufacturers already produce cars with the ability to connect to networks, so the work largely revolves around improving the highways themselves. Expect companies like Root Insurance to lower prices for some customers once the new smart highways are installed, and accident numbers decline.

Smart highways are already in place in some states. Wyoming currently has a small stretch of highway upgraded, and the results have been very encouraging. The project uses V2X technology – which stands for Vehicle To Everything. Vehicle to Everything communication between vehicles and highway sensors allows drivers to be warned of hazards in real-time, and also transmits data that can be used by other vehicle drivers. In theory, the more people that are equipped with it, the better the service on the roads will be.

Amazon’s Electric Vans Begin Delivering

The first wave of electric delivery vans have begun to work routes in the Denver metro area. Their limited 150-mile range means that they will likely stay within city limits for the foreseeable future. Denver is one of 16 cities that the ecommerce giant has selected in which to trial new environmentally-friendly vehicles. Although Amazon is electrifying its fleet very quickly, it will have its work cut out if it wants to reduce the negative effects that its business model has as a whole on the environment. The vehicles themselves are produced and designed by Rivian – a company that Amazon has made significant investments in. Rivian has been gathering interest in Colorado because of their focus on trucks and SUVs – the two most popular kinds of vehicles in the Rocky Mountain state.

What You Need To Consider When Selecting a Scaffolding Firm

Scaffolding plays a key role in construction sites. It offers support to workers during the project. It also provides a support platform for building materials, tools, blocks, bricks and stucco. As a contractor, you need to find the right scaffolding type depending on your project needs. There are lots of companies offering scaffolding solutions in the UK. Determining the right company can be a bit tricky. Here are tips to help you choose the right scaffolding company.


The first thing any professional scaffolding company should provide is safety. Considering that you will be constructing at high heights, it is vital to ensure that safety is guaranteed. How well is the company prepared to provide safety? You can check on its credentials to determine this. A reliable company should be recognised by accredited bodies and authorities.

Consider the cost

You should have a budget for hiring scaffolding services. You need to shop around for the best scaffolding. With hundreds of companies offering these services, it is advisable that you compare quotes. The easiest way is to search online.


There are different types of scaffolding constructions; some of them are more complex. Before you hire scaffolding services, consider the complexity of your construction project. Does the company you intend to hire have the required resources? Do they have the expertise to construct the required scaffold? How long has the company been providing scaffolding services?


Trust is another key factor to consider when hiring a scaffolding service. It is advisable that you consider the reputation of a company before hiring its services. The best way to find a trusted company is to read reviews and testimonials. What are other people’s experiences with the company?


Where is the scaffolding company located? When searching for scaffolding services, choose a company within your reach. Choose a company you can visit for a consultation. Choosing a company near you also guarantees fast and reliable services. For contractors in Sussex, you can compare nearby companies to select the best company for scaffolding in Sussex.


Legally, UK scaffolding companies are required to be insured. However, there are unlicensed and uninsured companies operating illegally. How is the company prepared to handle insurance cases in case of emergency? As a contractor, you can ask for an insurance policy to check on the kind of insurance coverage they offer.

Finally, ask any questions you may have in mind. Enquire more about the scaffolding services until you are satisfied. You can also discuss your specific project. The scaffolding company will, in turn, prepare how best to construct the scaffolds. Avoid loss or damage on your construction site by hiring the best scaffolding services in Sussex.

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Biggest Celebrity News of 2017

Oscar Disaster:
It was easily the biggest flub in award show history: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway stood on the stage at the Academy Awards on Feb. 26 and announced the wrong best picture winner. Warren opened the card first and looked at it somewhat blankly. He then handed it to Faye, who announced that “La La Land” had won. Oops! The actual winner was “Moonlight.” The duo had been given the wrong card — a backup envelope announcing best actress winner Emma Stone, who starred in “La la Land” — by a PricewaterhouseCoopers staffer who’d been tweeting backstage moments before. Faye simply saw the movie title next to Emma’s name and announced it. Chaos ensued and the Oscar statuettes were literally taken out of the hands of the producers of “La La Land” and placed into the hands of the “Moonlight” producers once the mistake was realized. The accounting firm later issued a statement claiming “full responsibility” for the debacle. What a mess!

Manchester Bombing:
A tragic and senseless act shook the entertainment world to its core on May 22. As fans exited Ariana Grande’s show inside the 21,000-seat Manchester Arena that evening, a suicide bomber blew himself up in the venue’s rotunda, killing 22 — including an 8-year-old girl — and injuring more than 60 others. British authorities quickly ruled it a terrorist It was reported that Ariana’s mother helped rush several fans backstage after hearing the bomb go off. Several hours later, Ariana flew home to Florida and tweeted: “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.” On June 4, Ariana returned to Manchester for a charity concert, also included music heavyweights Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams and the Black Eyed Peas. About $13 million was raised, with proceeds earmarked for victims and their families. “I love you guys so much, and I think the kind of love and unity you’re displaying is the medicine the world needs right now,” Ariana told the crowd of 50,000.

Clooney Baby:
George Clooney and Amal Clooney became parents to twins on June 6. The couple announced the pirth of their son and daughter in a statement that, as usual, employed a little humor at the actor’s expense. “This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives. Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine. George is sedated and should recover in a few days,” the statement read. The twins, who both have dark hair, were born in London, where they will also be raised.

Jay-Z & Beyonce twins:
It seemed like it took forever to happen, but on June 13, Beyonce and JAY-Z welcomed their twins, a boy and a girl. The couple named them Sir and Rumi. A few days later, TMZ reported that the babies were born premature and were “under the lights,” which likely refers to the phototherapy that’s used on babies who have jaundice. The kids, however, are fine. Beyonce finally confirmed the births herself with an epic Instagram post on July 13.

Vegas Mass Shooting:
Country music will always remember Oct. 1, 2017. So will Las Vegas. On that day, while Jason Aldean was performing, capping off the three-day Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Vegas, a gunman began firing down onto the crowd of roughly 25,000 people. After a flurry of gunshots, which went on for more than 10 minutes, finally ended, 58 people were dead and over 500 were injured. It was the worst mass shooting in United States history. The gunman, who was firing from his room on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel, took his own life. Afterward, Jason took to Instagram. “Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still don’t know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe,” he wrote. “My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night. #heartbroken #stopthehate.” A few days later, Jason and his wife returned to Vegas to visit with victims in the hospital. Just six days after the shooting, he performed on “Saturday Night Live,” opening the show by stating, “This week, we witnessed one of the worst tragedies in American history. Like everyone, I’m struggling to understand what happened that night and how to pick up the pieces and start to heal. So many people are hurting. There are children, parents, brothers, sisters, friends — they’re all part of our family. So I want to say to them: We hurt for you and we hurt with you. But you can be sure we’re going to walk through these tough times together, every step of the way, because when America is at its best, our bond and our spirit, it’s unbreakable.”

Ben & Jen Split:
On April 13 — almost two years after she and Ben Affleck announced that their 10-year marriage was ending — Jennifer Garner finally filed for divorce. The split, as expected, was totally amicable. There is no prenuptial agreement so they’ll have to divvy up whatever they’ve earned during their marriage. Ben finally moved out of their family home in late April.

Top News Stories of 2017

5. North Korea – The saga just keeps moving onward. Missile testing, grandstanding vs. the world, the mistreatment of their own people & somewhat overshadowing the Olympic celebration in 2018, North Korea’s immergence as a worldwide ‘pest’ to the United Nations grew to an even bigger level through 2017, bringing a clash of words with the US upon Trump’s election & inauguration. Imposed sanctions and most of the world turning their backs to the country hasn’t proved to do anything at all except motivate them to continue creating major intercontinental weapons.

4. Las Vegas Shooting – Major violence has continued to erupt in America, bring some pretty major congressional issues in the US into 2018. The Las Vegas shooting, committed by an American was a spark that brought a focus to the American gun control laws. Now into 2018 we have seen multiple major school shootings & serious consideration of change. The motivations of the gunman in Vegas is still unknown, but his impact on society has been immense.

3. Hurricane Destruction – In a matter of days, both hurricane Irma and Maria punished the Caribbean and eastern sea-board of the US. Its devastation wiped out entire islands, as well as put cities in the US underwater for days & millions of people out of power, out of their homes and into shelters.

2. Trump’s Presidency – It has been the inescapable media from 2017. Worldwide, the view of America has been one of ridicule and fear, though not fear of the US world power but of Trump’s rhetoric and his inability to rationally comprehend his responsibilities as POTUS. The ongoing drama of Russian meddling, to the collision of Trump vs. the NFL, he continues to blanket the media as his own reality television show. When will it end? His impeachment? The end of 4 years? Or even scarier … another 4 years???

1. #MeToo – The time has come finally where men in the entertainment business & at corporate overall are starting to be held accountable for some pretty heinous things they’ve done to women around the world. This rallying of women has continued strong into 2018, being a theme at all of the major entertainment award broadcasts. It looks as though it is here to stay!