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  • ‘Green’ Cleaning System Saves Time, Money

  • Solid waste collection and disposal products May 2008

    Large-capacity rear loader; tough shredder; transfer trailers; and more.

  • Revolutionary Writer

    Guillermo Vidal, Denver's public works director, was one of 14,000 children airlifted to the United States as part of Operation Peter Pan in 1961, two years after Fidel Castro and his supporters militarily overthrew the U.S.-supported Batista regime.

  • Duck!

    In early May, Denver's Waste-water Operations group helped the city's schools in a fundraiser that went just ducky.

  • Denver EPA goes green

    The U.S. EPA's new 232,000-square-foot facility in Denver was built with the goal of earning a Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) from the U.S. Green Building Council.

  • Reserving resources

    Faced with escalating population growth and drought, Colorado has reason to be concerned with its water supply. Now more than ever, thoughtful management of Colorado's water resources is essential to ensure a healthy economy while protecting the state's environmental resources.

  • Field of dreams

    A blind girl now believes she can go to college because she can hit a ball. A boy confined to a wheelchair can play like his older brother. A dad fulfills his dream of coaching his son's team. This can-do attitude comes from adaptive baseball fields and leagues.

  • Choosing between asphalt and concrete pavement

    Hard-surfaced pavements, which make up about 60% of U.S. roads, typically are constructed with either hot-mix asphalt or portland cement concrete (commonly referred to as “asphalt” and “concrete,” respectively). Of those roads, more than 90% are asphalt.

  • From trash to treasure

    David A. Lorenz, executive director at South Suburban Park and Recreation District in the South Denver, Colo., metro area has eyed the closed Arapahoe County- owned landfill in Douglas County as a potential recreation site for years. Developers in Douglas County, the nation's fastest growing county...

  • Mile-high rewards

    As manager of the department of public works in Denver, Guillermo “Bill” Vidal confronts many challenges that are all too common to public works leaders—growing population, aging infrastructure, shrinking budgets. However, he draws upon more than three decades of personal experience and his staff...