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Author : Allen Best, Mountain Town News

Can autonomous vehicles solve the “first-mile, last-mile” problem?

It’s called the first-mile, last-mile problem of mass transit, and it has vexed transportation planners forever during the automotive era. Until you make it easy […]...

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December 8, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

This Colorado physicist’s gospel of energy efficiency is taking hold. But is it too late?

Amory Lovins recently traveled from his home near Aspen to talk about growing bananas at 7,100 feet in the Colorado Rockies. The house was built […]...

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November 22, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Mining jobs at West Elk without methane emissions?

SOMERSET, Colo. – One of Colorado’s larger sources of greenhouse gas emissions is something few people see, a coal mine located an hour or two […]...

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September 15, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

By the time it became clear the altitude was killing her, it was already too late

ASPEN, Colo. – In some ways, Susanna Deforest was typical of those who suffer from Colorado’s thinner air after arriving from a low elevation. A […]...

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September 11, 2017 In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

What will it take to reach the climate change goals set by Gov. Hickenlooper?

Words of praise flowed from environmental groups last week after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order calling for Colorado to reduce greenhouse gas emissions […]...

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July 20, 2017 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In

Aspen leafing out early? Don’t trust your memory, but yes, this year is a peek into the future

Aspen stands this year had leafed out by May 5 on the north-facing slopes above Eagle-Vail, the subdivision of duplexes where I spent the 1990s. […]...

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June 15, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Trump had his say about the Paris climate accord, and Hickenlooper responded. But what will Hick do?

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper often brings smiles to the faces of activists when he talks about climate change. But what will he do in his […]...

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June 6, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Environmentalists differ on bill to speed closing of coal plants

A bill that seeks to give Colorado communities with coal-powered plants a soft landing if the plants are retired early got panned last week at […]...

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May 3, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Waging peace, 150 years after the Sand Creek Massacre

I've traveled there to feel the cold bite of dawn, to pinch the soil where the blood ran, to whiff the acrid scent of burning sage offered by the Cheyenne who return each year to remember....

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November 28, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

When it comes to energy, some politicians prefer to talk about jobs

What’s the difference between a Democrat and a Republican in Congress these days? In one key aspect, not a lot. They’re both talking about jobs, jobs, jobs. That much became apparent in a session last week in Denver when aides...

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August 29, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

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The Home Front: ‘There is no contingency plan’ for the estimated 90k Colorado families who rely on CHIP for basic healthcare

“Everyone from government officials to late night hosts are sounding the alarm as the Child Health Insurance Program runs out of money, putting almost nine […]

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