Could water funding sweeten a compromise on the hospital provider fee?

Gov. John Hickenlooper has added water to the list of needs that could be funded if the General Assembly reclassifies the state’s hospital provider fee. […]...

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June 9, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Bob Randall takes charge of the Department of Natural Resources

Bob Randall has been named the new executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, ending months of speculation about who would take the […]...

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June 7, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Searching for solutions in the changing rural West

“This is probably the hardest part of it all,” Archuleta said. “I talk to my daughters a lot and say, you need to figure out […]...

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June 1, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

H20 Radio: Colorado Water Providers React to New EPA Health Advisory About PFOA and PFOS

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new stricter guidelines for two perfluorinated chemicals: PFOA and PFOS. The agency said the new limits were to provide […]...

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May 31, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

After years of drought and overuse, the San Luis Valley aquifer refills

This story first appeared in High Country News.   The San Luis Valley in southern Colorado is an 8,000-square-mile expanse of farmland speckled with potato, […]...

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May 27, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

The color of dread: The Animas River runs yellow, again

It’s back – the color of dread. The mustard hue that triggered global headlines after last summer’s Gold King Mine spill has returned to parts […]...

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May 25, 2016 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

The Indy’s Kelsey Ray talks coal-mine methane on KDNK

Our friend Gavin Dahl, who just took a job in the Roaring Fork Valley as news director of the community radio station KDNK, interviewed our […]...

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May 23, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Anti-fracking activists: Give us back local control

Hundreds of activists and families from across Colorado gathered in Thornton Saturday to protest hydraulic fracturing near schools and neighborhoods. Braving gray skies and frigid temperatures, demonstrators used […]...

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May 18, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Protests against drilling on public lands are escalating

This story first appeared on High Country News.   The movement to halt oil and gas drilling on public lands kicked into higher gear on […]...

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May 13, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Oil and Gas commission appointments rile Senate Dems

Six members of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission won reappointment to the seven-member body, Monday. But that vote in the state Senate didn’t […]...

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May 10, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix


Primary night with The Colorado Independent

Mail-in ballots are due. Polls close at 7 p.m. After months of campaigning, the Colorado primary ends tonight. In the run-up to tonight’s election, The Colorado […]

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Darryl Glenn wins Colorado’s U.S Senate primary

  COLORADO SPRINGS — “Darryl, Darryl, give me your phone, I’ll start answering.” Surrounded by his daughters crying tears of joy in a Broadmoor ballroom, Darryl […]

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