Colorado

Kinder Morgan begins paying back taxes

Back taxes owed by energy giant Kinder Morgan have begun flowing into Montezuma County coffers. In December, the company cut a check for $1.38 million to the county owed from 2011, reports assessor...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The tiny plant that shapes the Colorado River

Head east from Glenwood Springs in western Colorado today, and you’ll encounter an isolated stretch of I-70 hugging the curves of the Colorado River. But 110 years ago, you would’ve hit “a thriving...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise

In March 2015, Joe MacLaren, a state oil and gas inspector in Colorado, drove out to the Taylor 3 oil well near the town of Hesperus. He found an entire checklist of violations. Atom Petroleum, a...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver suspected of killing two pedestrians pleads not guilty

A 77-year-old part-time Durango resident suspected of veering off north Main Avenue and killing two pedestrians last year is scheduled for trial in April after pleading not guilty Tuesday in La...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water projects for Rico, Sambrito Wetlands recommended for funding

The Southwest Basin Roundtable recommended for approval $194,000 worth of grants toward regional 2018 water projects during a meeting Wednesday in Cortez. The Roundtable also recommended the...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. says snow-loving lynx no longer need special protection

BILLINGS, Mont. – Wildlife officials in the United States declared Canada lynx recovered on Thursday and said the snow-loving wild cats no longer need special protections following steps to...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife launches updated purchasing system

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has launched its integrated purchasing system, a one-stop shop for CPW products, including hunting and fishing licenses, campsite reservations, OHV and snowmobile permit...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Courts challenge piecemeal approach to species recovery

High Country News In 1993, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, nearly 35,000 square miles of wild country in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, was designated as one of six grizzly bear recovery zones....

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senator proposes ending protections for Mexican gray wolf

A wolf that once roamed parts of the American Southwest and northern Mexico would be removed from the list of federally protected species under legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. The...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine beetle gaining ground in Southwest Colorado

San Juan National Forest officials are becoming increasingly concerned about the destructive impacts of a round-headed pine beetle infestation. The beetle is native to the state but is more...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil, gas drilling picks up in western Colorado in 2017

GRAND JUNCTION – Figures show oil and gas drilling activity in western Colorado is at its highest pace in several years, with no signs of slowing down in 2018. The Daily Sentinel reports Colorado...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado on pace to surpass last year’s roadway death total

DENVER – Colorado is on pace to surpass last year’s total roadway deaths. The Denver Post reports that as of Monday morning, 604 people had died on Colorado roads in 2017. Just four more people...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News