Grace Hood

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Why Rain Barrels Are Now Legal In Colorado

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Who owns rain that falls from the sky? In the West, this is a topic of serious discussion and lawmaking. This summer, after much debate, Colorado will allow homeowners to use rain barrels.


Colorado Leads U.S. In Control Of Methane Gas Emissions

Friday, May 13, 2016

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and on Thursday the Obama administration laid out new regulations to stop methane leaks from the oil and gas industry. A report from Colorado explains how that state has brought methane emissions under control.


On Earth Day, Nations To Sign Off On Historic Climate Pact

Friday, April 22, 2016

More than 100 nations will sign the climate change deal agreed to in December. It will eventually commit nealy all the world's governments to cut back on greenhouse gases that cause global warming.


As Technology Marches On, Reservoir Caretakers Stay At Their Posts

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

When it comes to dam safety, human eyes are still one of the best tools to recognize problems — so in some areas, workers live in remote locations to watch over the water supply.


Colo. Gold King Mine Continues To Leak Waste As Winter Sets In

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The EPA is racing to secure the site of the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado. This summer, the agency accidentally released 3 million gallons of orange wastewater into the Animas River.


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...


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

Fans of Boulder County's osprey nest cam saw a bit of drama last season.

Two females and a male were living in the nest, when a third female arrived and kicked the original female out. Observers said she bonded with the male.

"People called it ... the 'home-wrecker osprey,' ...


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 indoor shooting range at Archery In The Wild in Northern Colorado used to be dominated by camouflage and hunters. But on this Saturday morning, the archery range is dotted with ponytails and 7-year-old girls like Y'Jazzmin Christopher.

The popularity of The Hunger Games series is fueling an interest in ...


Colo. Fracking Votes Put Pressure On Energy Companies

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The 2013 election marked a victory for foes of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Colorado. Voters in three Front Range communities decided to put limits on the practice.

Next week, the north Denver suburb of Broomfield will launch a closely watched vote recount on a proposed ...