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  • 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.

  • Rapid road repairs

  • From Septic to Sewers

    Each city took a different path--sometimes several--to building their new wastewater treatment systems.

  • Bullets to Spare

  • Smart Water

    Las Vegas is one of the nation's fastest-growing cities, but it's in the middle of the desert. Here's what the city is doing to make sure there's enough water to go around.

  • Duck!

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

  • Top-notch team effort

    A tiny water district in Colorado opts for design-build on a Class 1 dam, saving a million dollars and a year on construction, and earning kudos from the U.S. Society on Dams.

  • PUBLIC WORK Briefs: February 2007

  • PW crew helps deliver bucket of joy

    When a brutal December storm nearly prevented an expectant Colorado mother from reaching the hospital, a local public works team delivered—in a way.

  • Curb appeal

    Discover the beauty and benefits of decorative pavement. By taking a decorative approach, cities do more than dress themselves up. They increase the visibility and awareness of crosswalks and bike paths, calm traffic without creating an eyesore, and revitalize neighborhoods and business districts...