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

Grand Canyon village set back

“The Havasupai Tribe opposes the large development…” “The Hopi Tribe, other tribes, the Park and other groups are opposed to any development in the area…” “We are… greatly concerned about the...

DATE: March 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

State moves toward opposing boycott of Israel

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers are considering whether to join several other states that oppose a boycott seeking to punish Israel for its treatment of Palestinians. The bill before the state Senate...

DATE: March 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scalia was Supreme Court’s leader on limiting environmental rules

During Justice Antonin Scalia’s tenure on the Supreme Court, a conservative California-based legal foundation had six straight victories on property rights and Clean Water Act cases. The decisions...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

In Wyoming, a road block for public access

Lincoln County, Wyoming, has no plans to restore a public access route it cut in 2014 to a 32,000-acre wilderness study area that’s the site of a decades-long environmental battle, the commission...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study shows public land is good for rural West

For many parts of the rural West – like Oregon’s Harney County, where timber jobs dropped 70 percent between 1998 and 2013 – large swaths of public land can feel like a burden. Counties rich in...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado activists set their sights on a ballot measure to limit drilling

Over the past two years, plummeting natural gas and oil prices have caused energy companies in Colorado to lay off thousands of employees, and put state and local governments in a pinch from...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New leader steps up for the American Lands Council

The organization leading the charge for Western states to take over federal lands has a new leader. Montana State Sen. Jennifer Fielder is stepping up as CEO of the American Lands Council, while...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Western states react strongly to Supreme Court stay of Clean Power Plan

Arizona’s air pollution agency had planned a full schedule for its meeting Wednesday on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Environmentalists, electric companies and others were gathering to...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Control of water rights left to ski resorts

In 2011, the U.S. Forest Service issued a controversial water rights directive that would have required ski areas operating under a special use permit on public land to transfer their water rights...

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

A haven for traffickers?

DENVER – Seeking a safe haven in Colorado’s legal marijuana marketplace, illegal drug traffickers are growing weed among the state’s sanctioned pot warehouses and farms, then covertly shipping it...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

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