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Environment/Energy:

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

Silverton’s Gold King reckoning

On the morning of Aug. 5, 2015, a deep pool of acidic, metal-laden water was backed up behind debris in the Level 7 adit of the Gold King Mine on the slope of Bonita Peak, roughly 10 miles north of...

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May 9, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Statehouse water wars pit ag against former Gov. Bill Owens

  Eastern Plains farmers, ranchers and homeowners will go to the mat to protect their water rights. Last week at the state Capitol, some of […]...

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May 3, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

The Invisible Plume: Why coal mine methane is worth looking at

2.34Somerset, CO — If you know what to look for, you can spot the old well pads in the hills above West Elk Mine. The […]...

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May 2, 2016 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Cities can’t ban fracking, Colorado Supreme Court rules

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled today voters cannot enact local fracking bans. The ruling applied to two cases, one over a 2012 ban on fracking […]...

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May 2, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

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Truth, Lies and Videotape: Political TV ads in an election year

Feeling bombarded with all of the political ads on TV this time of year? Ready to tune out of campaign season? Don’t get overwhelmed – […]

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Why Michael Bennet might be less known than Cory Gardner in Colorado

  Colorado’s Michael Bennet, a Democrat up for re-election this year, is one of the least-known U.S. senators among voters in their home states. That’s […]

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