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Tag Archives: Wildlife

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

Thousands of fish die in Colorado, amid flood recovery projects

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials now confirm that more than 5,600 fish, mostly rainbow and brown trout, died in the Big Thompson and its North Fork, and are blaming concrete from a bridge reconstruction project, part of the state’s massive...

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April 29, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Feds ignore science, backpedal on wolverine protection

One of the rarest animals in the West won't get any special protection for now, as federal officials ignored their own researchers and withdrew a 2010 proposal to put wolverines on the endangered species list....

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August 13, 2014 Environment/Energy
Judge sends BLM back to drawing board to consider Roan Plateau drilling alternatives

Judge sends BLM back to drawing board to consider Roan Plateau drilling alternatives

A federal judge ruled Friday that a Bush-era auction of gas leases on the Roan Plateau failed to adequately address its environmental impacts or entertain alternative, less-intrusive drilling plans....

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June 26, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
BLM to defer disputed auction for oil, gas leases in tranquil North Fork Valley

BLM to defer disputed auction for oil, gas leases in tranquil North Fork Valley

The Bureau of Land Management is deferring all parcels associated with the August oil and gas lease sale in the North Fork Valley. ...

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May 2, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Forest Service pumps brakes on coal mine expansion into Colorado roadless area

Forest Service pumps brakes on coal mine expansion into Colorado roadless area

The U.S. Forest Service overturned a decision Monday to approve the expansion of a coal mine in western Colorado that biologists feared would destroy wildlife habitat....

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February 14, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Gubernatorial candidates address conservation issues

Gubernatorial candidates address conservation issues

Several conservation, sportsmen and wildlife groups in Colorado asked the state’s three gubernatorial candidates, Democrat John Hickenlooper, Republican Dan Maes and American Constitution Party candidate […]...

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October 6, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Uncategorized
Robins in winter a harbinger of global warming, Audubon Society study says

Robins in winter a harbinger of global warming, Audubon Society study says

The first robin of spring usually warms the heart after a long winter in Colorado, but a study released last week by the National Audubon Society says the red-breasted harbingers have stopped leaving the state in the winter and herald...

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February 17, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Updated: Feeding Starving Deer: Buck Starts with Gov. Ritter

Updated: Feeding Starving Deer: Buck Starts with Gov. Ritter

Snow levels on the Western Slope are reaching historic proportions, affecting the winter range for deer and elk. Not only has Gov. Bill Ritter backed […]...

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February 1, 2008 Environment/Energy
Western Slope Round-Up: Lions, Beetles and Bears. Oh, My!

Western Slope Round-Up: Lions, Beetles and Bears. Oh, My!

Drought conditions and a late spring frost on the Western Slope have forced wildlife into urban areas in the search for food. Yet, these same […]...

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August 7, 2007 Uncategorized

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The Home Front: Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet unveils public-option health insurance bill

“Americans living in rural counties would get a public option for health insurance under a bill introduced by two U.S. senators,” reports The Grand Junction […]

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