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Tag Archives: conservation

Interior overhauls sage grouse conservation

On a windy morning in September 2015, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell stood at a podium on a patch of scruffy earth at Colorado’s Rocky Mountain […]...

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August 24, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

PARCHED: Anticipated tab for state water plan doubles in less than two years

Implementing Gov. John Hickenlooper’s ambitious water plan likely will cost at least twice what the administration projected. When releasing the statewide strategy in 2015, James […]...

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August 11, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Water, Water

Interior’s new sage grouse recommendations at a glance

Editor’s note: Increased development has reduced the national sage grouse population from millions to less than 500,000 birds, currently spread across 10 Western states, including […]...

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

Listen up! Indy Weekly Podcast, Episode 6: Will Colorado run out of water?

Colorado’s population is expected to grow from about 5.5 million in 2016 to as many as 10 million people by 2050. Unless we start to […]...

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June 24, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Water

PARCHED: 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

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

Staving off the state’s water shortage, one leaky pipe at a time

If Colorado hopes to reach its goal of conserving at least 130 billion gallons of water a year by 2050, some of the state’s water utilities […]...

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August 18, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

WHAT’S THE PLAN? Second draft of state water plan lacks actionable solutions to looming shortfall, critics say

Colorado needs a mother lode of water by 2050 – as much, in fact, as it takes to serve about 2 million people. As our […]...

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September 4, 2015 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

A small victory for conservationists trying to block Wolf Creek development

“Mountain solitude reimagined” is the motto for The Village at Wolf Creek, a massive, in-the-works development project near the Wolf Creek Ski Area and the […]...

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July 16, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Scoring Colorado lawmakers on conservation

Legalizing rain barrels. Incentivizing energy efficient construction. Supporting solar gardens. Opposing state control of public lands. Defending renewable energy mandates. These were just a few of the priorities last session for local environmental protection group Conservation Colorado, which has now...

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June 16, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Mix

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An evening with Clarence Moses-EL

ATTENTION news junkies, civil libertarians, and anyone familiar with the twisted case against Clarence Moses-EL, who spent 28 years behind bars on a wrongful conviction: […]

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Denver East High principal Andy Mendelsberg out after investigation into cheerleading scandal

The principal of Denver’s biggest high school has retired after an investigation into how school district officials handled complaints about the actions of the school’s […]

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