Western monarch butterflies get a closer look

On warm fall days on the California coast, it’s not uncommon to see the iconic monarch butterfly flitting through the sky. In some places, so many butterflies are present that it makes an...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Documentary offers a sharp look at the West’s water crisis

In 1922, seven Western states agreed to divvy up the water in the Colorado River, paving the way for giant dams, reservoirs and aqueducts to move and store it. Over the next century, the arid...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fracking initiatives make state a battleground

The long wait for Colorado fractivists appears to be over: Two ballot initiatives that would greatly limit hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for oil and natural gas in the state are likely heading...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

California plans to log its drought-killed trees

Looking north from Blue Canyon near Shaver Lake, copper-colored forests blanket mountain slopes that stretch ridge after ridge to the horizon. The patches of fading green that dappled these...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajos sue feds over Gold King Mine spill

Leaders of one of the nation’s largest American Indian tribes blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as their attorneys sued Tuesday, claiming negligence in the cleanup of the Gold King...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Colorado’s unexpected carbon footprint

When water rushed over the dry riverbed of the Colorado River Delta for the first time in two decades, thousands of bubbles popped up in the sand. Alongside the bank, a group of scientists stood in...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drones: the good, the bad and the ugly

The Zapata Ranch in southern Colorado is one of the few places that bison can still roam freely. Until recently, scientists and volunteers surveyed the herd the old-fashioned way: with binoculars...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Escalante Days and Nights celebrates 40th year

With the addition of a 12-band music festival for just 10 bucks, the Escalante Days and Nights festival in Dolores has grown to become an even bigger regional favorite. Aug. 13 is the 40th...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado governor opposes transfer of public lands

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar say a recently released Republican Party platform that promotes the transfer of federal public lands to states is bad for...

DATE: July 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Increased wolf sightings prompt advice from Parks and Wildlife

Due to a recent increase in unconfirmed sightings and reports of wolves in Colorado, in addition to confirmed sightings over the past several years, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say it is...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

After attack, our oldest park ranger is back at work

Healed but still bearing “bruises internally” two weeks after she was beaten and robbed at her condominium in Richmond, California, Betty Reid Soskin, the country’s oldest park ranger at 94,...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firearm safety group targets suicide at the source

In the months after her 15-year-old brother-in-law’s suicide in 2010, Meghan Francone could not stop thinking about the details leading up to his death: his increasingly devout religious practices,...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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