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Two construction projects will impact traffic to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) this week.

Inbound Peña Blvd. lanes (heading to DEN) between Tower Rd. & the RTD bridge will be restored to their pre-existing, permanent alignment. A right inbound lane closure will be in effect from approximately 8 p.m. on May 28 to 4 a.m. on May 29. Additionally, crews will replace a damaged overhead electronic message board sign on May 28 and 29 on outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN). Work is expected to start around 10 p.m. on May 28 and finish around 4 a.m. on May 29, and again around 10 p.m. on May 29 to 4 a.m. on May 30. At approximately 1 a.m., between Tower Road and E 56th Avenue, a slow rolling closure of Peña Boulevard traffic will be implemented for less than 10 minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced. Crews will be transporting and setting bridge girders on E-470 over outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN) between 11 p.m. on May 30 until 6 a.m. on May 31. Between Jackson Gap Street and E-470, approximately once every hour, slow, rolling closures of Peña will be implemented for approximately seven minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced during this time.

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DEN Welcomes Inky the Dalmatian as its 101st Member of the Canine Airport Therapy Squad


DENVER – April 5, 2018 – Denver International Airport (DEN) today announced the 101st dog to join its evergrowing Canine Airport Therapy Squad (CATS) – and you guessed it – it’s a Dalmatian.

“Inky,” a two-year old, 39-pound female, partners with her owner, Nathan Gulash, and was introduced to CATS fans in the airport’s terminal. The dynamic duo lives in Denver, where Inky loves treats, including peanut butter and pizza crusts. Inky enjoys window seats and counting her spots, but hates nail trims.

“Our CATS program has become extremely popular with passengers and, as fate would have it, we were lucky enough to add a Dalmatian as our 101st member,” said CEO Kim Day. “We know our passengers will give Inky a warm welcome with smiles and hugs. And, we aren’t stopping at 101. We will be introducing even more CATS in the months to come.”

Like all CATS, Inky and Nathan have received special training and screening to operate around DEN. Members of the CATS teams are chosen only after an extensive interview and testing process. Each animal is a family pet and must have a calm, friendly demeanor in public. The animals and their owners are trained, registered and insured by certified therapy organizations. Each CATS team must have therapy experience at another facility before serving at DEN.

When the program started in 2015, DEN introduced 28 registered therapy dogs representing 14 breeds. Today, the airport as 101 and will soon have nearly 110 dogs representing 45 breeds as well as one domestic shorthair cat.

All CATS teams work a minimum of 10 hours per quarter. While the dates of visits are flexible, CATS and their handlers average three visits each month and walk the concourses delighting and comforting passengers. Each of the CATS has his or her own trading card that includes interesting facts about them, including their “pet peeves.”

In addition to being the largest airport animal therapy program in the U.S., CATS is also among the most fashion-forward programs, with the best dressed therapy pups at any airport in the world. They can be found wearing easily recognizable, blue plaid apparel custom designed by Spyder Active Sports Inc., a Colorado company that has become one of the largest ski-specialty brands in the world.

To learn more about each of our CATS, please visit

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