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Get Ready To Pay More To Enter Some National Parks

Thursday, October 01, 2015

The entrance fees at some national parks increase on Thursday. It will help with upkeep of restrooms and trails, but it's likely to be a drop in the bucket.


Sage Grouse Does Not Need Protection, U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Says

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday the greater sage grouse does not need protections under the Endangered Species Act. The move is being celebrated by Western states and industry stakeholders because they say a listing would cost them billions of dollars in economic activity. But some environmental groups say the bird should be listed as endangered, and they plan to file lawsuits.


How Colorado Politics Could Interfere With New EPA Standards

Thursday, August 20, 2015

When it comes to new regulations for existing coal-fired power plants, Colorado is ahead of the curve. But the state's governor and attorney general are clashing over next steps.


EPA Criticized For Slow Response To Wastewater Spill In Colorado

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency and multiple western states are dealing with the spill into Colorado's Animas River. It was triggered by a crew of EPA contractors working at the Gold King Mine.


Coloradans Raise Environmental Concerns Of Proposed Reservoir Projects

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Colorado will need more water to supply the state's fast-increasing population. So two large reservoir projects have been proposed, but some Coloradans worry about the dams' possible ecological harm.


EPA Evaluates Impact Of Wastewater Spill In Colorado

Monday, August 10, 2015

An estimated 3 million gallons of orange fluid that spilled from the Gold King Mine in Colorado has traveled from the Animas River in Colorado to the San Juan River in New Mexico.


Colorado Water Plan Aims To Head Off Predicted Shortages Down The Road

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Officials are drafting a statewide water plan. It's an attempt to address the water needs of a rapidly growing population and a diminishing water supply due to drought and other conditions.


Better Than 'Survivor': Wild Drama Hooks Viewers On Nest Web Cams

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Forget Big Brother and Real Housewives. Local governments and nonprofits are starting to capitalize on our unquenchable thirst for reality programming — in the form of bird nest cams.


After Aurora Shooting, A 'New Way Of Responding' To Mental Crises

Monday, January 19, 2015

In response to the 2012 theater killings, Colorado added clinics, hotlines and mobile units to support early crisis prevention. At the heart of the initiative are 13 walk-in crisis centers.


Flood Damage Repaired, Aging Congregation Still Faces Challenges

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Chapel of the Interlude in Drake, Colo., was damaged in 2013 when a flood brought mud, sticks and other debris into the building. So the aging congregation came together and restored their oasis.


1 Year After Colo. Flooding, Communities Will Never Be The Same

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Days of heavy rain created raging rivers that damaged or destroyed thousands of homes. Many residents and businesses are in the process of rebuilding, but others are unable to.


As Ballot Deadline Looms, A Muddied Debate Over Colo. Fracking

Monday, August 04, 2014

Colorado is embroiled in debate over how to regulate oil and gas development. Up to four energy-related issues could be on the November ballot, and the run-up is causing confusion among voters.


2013 Flooding Still Dampens Colorado's Tourist Trade

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Towns are still struggling six months after heavy rain and flooding caused billions in damage to transportation infrastructure, homes and businesses. Among the hardest were Lyons and Estes Park.


More Girls Target Archery, Inspired By 'The Hunger Games'

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The popularity of The Hunger Games book and film series is leading to an uptick in the popularity of archery, especially among girls. USA Archery says membership is on the rise, and some sporting equipment outfitters have seen a big boost in bow and arrow sales in the years since the series began.


Colo. Fracking Votes Put Pressure On Energy Companies

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Voters in three Colorado communities passed measures this month limiting the practice of hydraulic fracturing. A close vote in a fourth community means a recount next week. Companies say the measures are creating an uncertain business environment.


Voters To Weigh In On Fracking In Colorado

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A contentious and costly battle is taking shape in Colorado around the practice of hydraulic fracturing. In November, four communities will vote on local ballot issues seeking to limit or ban fracking. A similar measure is on the ballot in Ohio. Proponents say they're worried about health and environmental effects of the practice.


Floods Kill Three, Cause Havoc In Colorado

Thursday, September 12, 2013

At least three people are dead as flash floods caused by heavy rains swept through areas near Boulder, Colo. The flooding left motorists stranded, forced hundreds of people to be evacuated from their homes and caused several buildings to collapse.


Neigbhors Call For Notice When Fracking Moves In Next Door

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The practice of hydraulic fracturing is something typically associated with fields and open land. But it's not uncommon in Colorado and other states for a residential neighborhood to become the site of oil and gas activity.


Community Supported Agriculture: How Big Is Too Big?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Large CSAs with thousands of members are usually part of farms with more complex business models. Sometimes that complexity can lead to debt and other problems.


Banjo Billy's Bus Tour: History, Mystery And Bad Jokes

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Boulder, Colo., is usually associated with hiking and the outdoors. But one tour guide makes the town's history come alive through humor.