Colorado

Can the feds save eagles by allowing more to be killed?

When the renewable energy industry isn’t being touted as the new frontier of power needs, it’s being criticized for purportedly killing flying critters with swinging wind turbine blades, glistening...

DATE: May 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can food hubs boost rural farming economies?

Dan Hobbs farms 30 acres of land east of Pueblo, Colorado. For years, he spent weekends traveling hours to farmers markets to sell his produce, always losing a day in the fields and returning home...

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Last defendant in lion maiming pleads guilty

The last member of group of poachers from western Colorado to face trial agreed to plead guilty to eight misdemeanor violations of the federal Lacey Act in U.S. District Court in Grand Junction on...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pain pills give rise to heroin in West

In March, a batch of illegally made fentanyl, a potent opiate used to treat extreme pain, began making its way through the streets in Sacramento County, Central California. A clear liquid estimated...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storms stir up pollutants in Animas River

DENVER – Runoff from autumn storms kicked up the levels of some contaminants in the Animas River after a massive spill of toxic mine waste, but concentrations of other pollutants declined or didn’t...

DATE: April 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

In rural Colorado, outreach aims to reduce suicides

MONTROSE – Keith Carey is a gunsmith in Montrose, a town with a frontier flavor set amid the rocky mesas of western Colorado. He’s a staunch, though soft-spoken, defender of the right to bear arms....

DATE: April 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suckla elected to BLM Grazing Advisory Board

For The Journal The BLM’s grazing advisory board for Southwest Colorado recently elected new regional board members, including Steve Suckla, of Cortez, who represents the Tres Rios area and...

DATE: April 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

North-central state snowpack now above average

SUMMIT COUNTY – The recent snowfall has been a blessing for the north-central Colorado ski resorts, but it also helps the state play catch up in meeting growing water needs once the spring thaw...

DATE: March 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Supreme Court rejects pot case against Colorado

DENVER – Marijuana legalization stands in Colorado – for now – after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday opted not to hear a challenge brought by neighboring states. Attorneys general for Oklahoma and...

DATE: March 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grand Junction teen dies from cancer

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – A Grand Junction teenager whose long battle with cancer became a national story and who got a surprise visit from international pop icon Taylor Swift has died, said her...

DATE: March 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skier visits up across Colorado

Skier visits are up 6.2 percent for the season and 3.8 percent for January and February for 21 ski resorts across the state, according to Colorado Ski Country USA. The numbers are looking even...

DATE: March 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Into the volcano

Tom Ribe leans into the steering wheel of his green pickup, its dashboard a mosaic of souvenir pins from public lands. Just past the Valles Caldera National Preserve sign, in New Mexico’s Jemez...

DATE: March 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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