By the numbers: Western coal mine layoffs

Being in an underground coal mine is like roaming around a city at night. By the dim light of a headlamp, miners peer down avenues speckled with lights that make coal seam tunnels look more like...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado gets first deer infected with wasting disease

Colorado Parks and Wildlife says that it has found a deer that was infected with chronic wasting disease just east of Montrose, the first time that an infected deer has been found in Southwestern...

DATE: July 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM fracking rule is struck down in Wyoming federal court

Western states gained ground last week in the ongoing tug of war with the federal government over whose say matters most in how federal lands are managed. Hydraulic fracturing, the engineering...

DATE: June 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

How do candidates differ on conservation?

When it comes to conservation, energy, and many other issues, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has been a lot of hat and not much cattle. But last week his son, Donald Trump Jr., offered some...

DATE: June 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Land transfer battles rage on, county by county

Earlier this year, members of the sportsmen’s group Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership sent letters to commissioners in Montezuma County, Colorado, strongly criticizing them for supporting...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather Service issues red flag warning for western Colorado

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for western Colorado on Tuesday, citing the increased fire risk because of high temperatures, gusty winds and a chance of lightning. The...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scenic highways help Colorado make Top 10 list

Colorado prides itself on being a great destination for visitors year-round. A WalletHub review of the best states for summer road trips confirms that, putting the Rocky Mountain High State at No....

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

El Niño adds fuel to Southwestern fires

On May 1, a devastating blaze erupted near Fort McMurray in eastern Alberta, Canada. By late May, it had engulfed more than 1.2 million acres of boreal forest — nearly double the size of Rhode...

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boy improves after mountain lion attack

DENVER – A Colorado boy attacked by a mountain lion near Aspen was improving in a Denver hospital after his mother snatched him from the jaws of the wild cat, his family said Monday. “Thank you for...

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study finds surprising source of Colorado River water supply

Every spring, snow begins to melt throughout the Rocky Mountains, flowing down from high peaks and into the streams and rivers that form the mighty Colorado River Basin, sustaining entire cities...

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal lands ranching faces a half-century of decline

One of the prime drivers of the 45-year-old Sagebrush Rebellion, the movement to take control of public lands from the federal government, is the sense that rural Western ranchers are bullied by...

DATE: June 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

November vote big for oil, gas firms Heavy hitters expected to jump in state fight on proposed oil, gas ballot initiatives

GREELEY (AP) – As they say in sports, it could all come down to this one game. Colorado’s November election could be a pivotal one for the oil and gas industry if voters are presented with...

DATE: June 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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