Tag Archives: High Country News

Undocumented: A life, a home and a family in the rural West

This story is the first in a series that examines a community grappling with uncertainties around immigration in one of Colorado’s poorest rural counties. Before […]...

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March 19, 2018 High Country News, Immigration, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

The price of a national park fee hike

When Kitty Benzar bought her house in Colorado’s San Juan National Forest 30 years ago, federal law prohibited land-management agencies from charging people to use […]...

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January 9, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

The takedown of the Clean Power Plan begins

President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency is expected to officially propose a withdrawal from the Clean Power Plan on Tuesday. Former President Barack Obama’s controversial plan was […]...

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

Money for water: A pilot project wins over skeptical farmers and ranchers

PINEDALE, WY – When Freddie Botur, 45, whose ranch spans 72,000 acres outside of Pinedale, Wyoming, first heard about a program that was paying ranchers […]...

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August 31, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized, Water, Water

“Sir, Colorado can beat the world in eclipses as in everything else.”

This book review was published by High Country News in August. On Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will ride its elliptical orbit precisely between Earth […]...

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August 21, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

What should a community do to protect its immigrants?

On a sunny morning in early March, over 400 people hit the sidewalks of Greeley, a small city on Colorado’s Eastern Plains. A diverse crowd […]...

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March 29, 2017 Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

When private pain becomes a community problem

On a brisk, sunny day in mid-October, I drove through the affluent suburbs of Craig, Colorado, to a cottage-style house, where I’d been invited to […]...

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February 27, 2017 Health, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Can Trump undo Obama’s policies?

This story first appeared in High Country News.  One week after the presidential election, on a summery November day, I phoned Denver-based climate activist Jeremy […]...

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November 23, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, 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

Solar gardens grow slowly out West

This story first appeared on High Country News.  As soon as her electric cooperative started selling panels in a community solar garden, Doris Shennum of […]...

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April 25, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

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Colorado Attorney General candidate debate on March 15. All invited.

The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB) and the Community College of Denver (CCD) Paralegal Program are holding a public debate for the candidates seeking the position […]

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The Home Front: In immigration meeting with Trump, Colorado sheriff asks for federal funds to ‘indemnify sheriffs when sued by the ACLU’

“Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith was among a small group of law enforcement officials invited to the White House on Tuesday to speak about immigration […]

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