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Bears Ears National Monument, Valley of the Gods, Utah. (Photo by Jeff Sullivan via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Will the Trump administration boost uranium industry? Lobbyists are pushing administration to order...

In July 2017, lobbyists from Energy Fuels Resources, a Canadian uranium mining company with operations in the United States, urged the Trump administration to...

Visitors flock to national parks after Trump waives fees. Is that safe? 

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is urging Americans to head to national parks as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread.  Many people are heading outdoors...

Court ruling could expedite cleanup of long-dormant uranium mines The Colorado Court of Appeals...

Recent images of the Van 4 uranium mine show a dark rig towering above a sagebrush and juniper mesa. Beside the scaffolding sit piles...

How Jared Polis Gets What He Wants: A Portrait in Four Parts

This is The Colorado Independent's complete four-part series on Jared Polis, Colorado’s Democratic nominee for governor. You can click directly to Part 1 (Polis’s...

How Jared Polis gets what he wants Even in his youth, Colorado's Democratic nominee...

This is part of The Colorado Independent's four-part series on Jared Polis, Colorado’s Democratic nominee for governor. You can click directly to Part 2...

The Home Front: Erie’s leaders want to know why so many ‘high profile town...

"At least two Erie trustees are calling for an investigation into the reasons behind a spate of high profile town staff resignations in recent...
Coalmont Lek outside of Walden, CO

Guest Post: Secretary of the Interior – public citizen or private lobbyist? 'Climate...

The Coloradan nominated by President Trump to pick up the pieces from Ryan Zinke’s tumultuous tenure of the Department of Interior, David Bernhardt, knows...
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Guest Post: Say no to the Colorado legislature’s gimmick to gamble with our state’s...

Do you feel like gambling with our state’s water and rivers? The Colorado  legislature does, and it’s a gamble we shouldn’t take. In these last...

Agricultural interests steer Colorado’s wildlife management

These days, any search for bighorn sheep in southwestern Colorado is an exercise in desperation. Bighorn hunters and advocates must train their eyes on...

Guest Post: Don’t jeopardize Colorado’s important outdoor recreation industry Urge Congress to permanently reauthorize...

The government shutdown that paralyzed Washington for five weeks wreaked havoc on our national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands. But beyond the...
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