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Author : Marianne Goodland

Why Colorado could use a big drought.

There’s nothing like a drought to turn everyone’s attention to water conservation. Colorado’s last major drought was from 2001 to 2002. It wasn’t the length […]...

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June 22, 2017 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix, Water, Water

Debate over fossil fuels or renewables imperils funding for state energy office

The money necessary to continue most of the operations of the Colorado Energy Office, which has been instrumental in promoting non-fossil fuel energy for the […]...

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June 21, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado is about to get tougher on those of you (us) who text while driving.

Gov. John Hickenlooper today is signing a bill to ramp up the penalties for this most odious of behaviors. Under the new law, which goes […]...

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June 1, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Governor signs omnibus rural Colorado bill

Gov. John Hickenlooper this morning signed into law a bill that is expected to help save up to a dozen rural hospitals and provide much-needed […]...

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May 30, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Another natural gas accident, this time in northeastern Colorado

UPDATE: According to the Peetz fire department, the East Cheyenne well was capped at approximately 1:20 p..m. Saturday; all area residents under evacuation are being […]...

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May 26, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Lawmakers lament they “don’t have more influence” moving state water plan forward

Two sessions have passed since Gov. John Hickenlooper rolled out Colorado’s first statewide water plan, yet lawmakers have made little progress toward the plan’s main […]...

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May 26, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Water, Water

Homefront: Mead explosion, Cuba to enter Bolder Boulder and Trail Ridge Road isn’t quite ready for its annual debut

Another fatal oil-and-gas related explosion dominated headlines in Colorado today. Today’s Greeley Tribune reported on the oil tank battery explosion near Mead that happened Thursday, which killed […]...

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May 26, 2017 Just In, The Home Front

Gov says: No special session for you!

After more than a week of speculation, Gov. John Hickenlooper today put to an end the idea that he might call lawmakers back for a […]...

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May 19, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Governor delays decision on special session

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s spokesperson this morning said the governor would not be making an expected announcement today on whether he would call lawmakers back to the […]...

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May 15, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Five(ish) takeaways from the 2017 legislative session

The 2017 legislative session may have done more for rural Colorado than any session in the past two decades.   “Rural, rural, rural! Music to […]...

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May 12, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Dance like independent media depends on it!

We at The Indy aren’t big on rubber chicken dinners. But we love to dance. Join us on the evening of Friday, July 14th to […]

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The Home Front: ‘This is the first I’ve viewed the legislation,’ says Cory Gardner, one of 13 senators tasked with writing new healthcare law

Nine out of about a dozen of the state’s largest newspapers carried news on the front page today about a healthcare bill Republicans in the […]

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