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Tag Archives: Drought

Amazon tax and back to the future cars

notes from the last few days of the 2014 legislative session. ...

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April 29, 2014 Capitol Notebook, Uncategorized
Hickenlooper lifts burn ban as milder weather cools off wildfire-ravaged Colorado

Hickenlooper lifts burn ban as milder weather cools off wildfire-ravaged Colorado

Gov. John Hickenlooper lifted a statewide fire ban Sunday, saying recent rainfall and milder weather have brought relief to all 64 Colorado counties but he noted local fire restrictions may still be in effect....

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July 9, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Republicans blowing up military’s plans for alternative energy; Democrats fighting back

Republicans blowing up military’s plans for alternative energy; Democrats fighting back

The fight over America's energy policy has a new battleground: the Department of Defense budget....

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May 22, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Marijuana, Politics
Snowless ski race helps connect dots between climate change, real problems

Snowless ski race helps connect dots between climate change, real problems

Gnarly terrain greeted a group of climate change activists in Aspen over the weekend. ...

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May 7, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Small, aging fleet of air tankers worries Colorado senator in wake of early wildfires

Small, aging fleet of air tankers worries Colorado senator in wake of early wildfires

After an early start to Colorado's wildfire season, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is concerned that the Forest Service's small, aging air tanker fleet isn't capable of keeping civilians safe in a timely manner....

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April 13, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Top Stories
Report: Colorado not prepared for climate change

Report: Colorado not prepared for climate change

A shrinking ski season and impaired agriculture industry may be in Colorado's future, but a new report warns the state's preparations for climate change are disjointed and not nearly stringent enough....

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April 9, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Top Stories
Colorado’s snow-starved winter raises specter of worst wildfire season in 10 years

Colorado’s snow-starved winter raises specter of worst wildfire season in 10 years

The prescribed burn that roared out of control, claiming the lives of three nearby residents and scaring hundreds of others is just the beginning of what could be a frighteningly long fire season in Colorado....

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April 4, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Top Stories
Snow drought forces Colorado to face frightening new climate-change reality

Snow drought forces Colorado to face frightening new climate-change reality

Just a year after record snowfall throughout much of the Rocky Mountain West, the region is locked in a snow drought not seen since Jimmy Carter surrendered the White House to Ronald Reagan in the early 1980s. The record dry...

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January 9, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

New city of Boulder, NOAA study ties climate science to drought, water shortages

Colorado’s future looks extremely hot and dry if current climate trends continue, and the city of Boulder is being proactive in planning for more drought conditions, less water and a relatively crispy climate outlook all along the state’s Front Range...

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September 22, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Sawmills let off hook on federal bark-beetle contracts, but financial issues persist

The announcement late last week that three Colorado sawmills are being let out of pre-recession timber contracts with the U.S. Forest Service was met with relief from U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and skepticism among some in the conservation community who...

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August 8, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

ELECTIONS 2014

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Chris Christie in Colorado to campaign for Bob Beauprez

  DENVER — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a tour of downtown Denver today with Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez.  The pair stopped off at […]

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THE BLOGS

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News Poem: ‘Belongings’

A two-year-old child survived by clinging to a ladder.

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EVENTS

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‘It ain’t Latin’: A news-stained poetry happening

Where are poetry and journalism coming together today? Right here at the Colorado Independent and live in Denver, July 26 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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