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Fast-approaching hearings prompt slew of pleas for CO senators to reject cabinet picks

  With hearings for eight of President-elect Donald Trump’s 22 cabinet picks already scheduled for the coming week, concerned Coloradans are demanding the state’s U.S. […]...

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January 10, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Lafayette’s proposed Climate Bill of Rights would protect protest against oil and gas

Lafayette is eyeing a citywide policy that would codify residents’ right to a healthy climate — and to defend that right with civil disobedience. Part […]...

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January 5, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Our best environmental reporting of 2016

As an environmental reporter, I’m finishing out this year with a nagging fear. The why, of course, is obvious: The federal government soon will be […]...

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December 30, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Water, Water

Obama’s lasting legacies in the West

This story originally appeared in High Country News. Eight years ago, President-elect Barack Obama wanted Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar to be his Interior secretary. David […]...

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December 28, 2016 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Stars, farewells and courage: My year in review

Staring up at the sky on a somewhat cloudy night in Westcliffe, Colorado. Opening a box that contained a campaign banner from long ago. Listening to […]...

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December 28, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Despite climate impacts, Forest Service restores loophole for potential coal mining

The U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture have reinstated an exception to Colorado’s roadless rule, which will reopen nearly 20,000 acres in the […]...

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December 21, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Range anxiety? Colorado, Utah and Nevada want to ease your fears about electric cars

Colorado is teaming up with Utah and Nevada to develop an interstate network of electric vehicle charging stations, Governor John Hickenlooper announced this week. Hickenlooper […]...

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December 21, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Environmental groups intervene to defend federal methane rule

Fifteen state, regional, tribal and national groups, including one from southwestern Colorado, have filed a legal motion with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) […]...

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

Frustrated with “limited toolkit,” Broomfield considers 6-month fracking moratorium

In a packed and emotional meeting Tuesday night, Broomfield City Council took the first step toward approving two ordinances to increase its control over fracking […]...

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December 7, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Senate Republicans to take on energy in next session

With a new pro-fossil fuels administration headed to Washington, Republicans in the state Senate are seizing the opportunity to shore up Colorado’s sluggish mining and […]...

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December 5, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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The U.S. Supreme Court just strengthened rights for students with disabilities

  In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday better defined the federal standard public schools must meet for its special education students. […]

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