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

How BLM rule affects oil and gas fields

On Jan. 22, as “Snowzilla” was about to hit Washington D.C. and much of the East Coast, Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell announced much-anticipated rules on emissions from oil and gas production...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Grand bargain’

For the past three years, conservation groups held out hope that Republican Rep. Rob Bishop would protect some of Utah’s most stunning and vulnerable red rock landscapes in exchange for oil and gas...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obstacles remain to reach uninsured

Health organizations around the country are making the final push to enroll about 10 percent of the population that remains uninsured by Jan. 31, and in Southwest Colorado, local officials face...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Mountain snows that feed Colorado River look good so far

DENVER — Snowpack in the mountains that feed the Colorado River was slightly above the long-term average on Wednesday — welcome news in the drought-stricken Southwest. But water and weather experts...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspicion over federal wolf plan spreads to Colorado, Utah

DENVER – Suspicion over federal plans to restore endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest has spread to Colorado and Utah, where ranchers and officials are fiercely resisting any attempt to...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional butterfly will be considered for protection

On Jan. 12, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it will evaluate three rare insects for protection under the Endangered Species Act: the Great Basin silverspot butterfly, narrow-foot...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill aims to clear slow-moving traffic on mountain highways

DENVER – A Colorado state senator believes he has the solution to frustrating slow-moving traffic on two-lane mountain highways.But Sen. Mike Merrifield, D-Colorado Springs, must first steer his...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonresidents catching up with Coloradans at Fort Lewis College

In preparation for Fort Lewis College’s upcoming strategic planning, philosophy professor Justin McBrayer decided to take a look at the school’s student body over time, and what he found surprised...

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

Winning tickets in $1.6B lottery sold in 3 states

California lottery officials reported on Wednesday night that a winning Powerball ticket was sold in Chino Hills Parkway. Two other winners, in Florida and Tennessee, were also reported.The...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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