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Under the new MOU with Broomfield, Extraction would abandon the Lowell Pad, pictured here, and put in a new 19-well site named Livingston just southwest of Lowell, between Wildgrass and Anthem developments. (Ted Wood/The Story Group)

Three Colorado Democrats debate fracking as they run for governor of Colorado

During their first televised debate, former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy, ex-state Sen. Mike Johnston, and current Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne drilled down on whether and...

Tales from inside Colorado’s teacher shortage: housing for horses and recruiters without interviews

The job fair was going well for Stephanie Polutchko and the phrase on her white name tag explained why: “high school science.” Like other prospective...
Ditch The Ditch supporters hold signs in solidarity with the lawsuit filed against the Federal Highway Administration. Photo by Lucy Haggard/The Colorado Independent

Grassroots lawsuit aims to halt $1.2 billion highway expansion in Denver’s poorest neighborhoods

Residents and activists from some of Denver’s poorest neighborhoods sued the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), claiming projects it approved will be harmful to their environment,...

Boulder residents: Ban fracking, stricter drilling regs aren’t enough

With the county’s five-year ban against fracking set to expire in May, the Boulder County Board of Commissioners is considering a long list of...

The Home Front: I-25 expansion, wild turkeys a-roamin’ in Loveland and a housing lottery...

Violent crime is on the upswing in Grand Junction, the Daily Sentinel reports today. That’s in almost all categories, including robberies, weapons violations, trespassing...

Five follow-up questions on the I-70 project through Elyria-Swansea

At a tumultuous meeting last month in north Denver's Swansea neighborhood, an angry crowd shouted down the Colorado Department of Transportation’s executive director as...

Broomfield votes down fracking moratorium, praises driller

Broomfield City Council last night struck down a proposed six-month moratorium on fracking by a vote of 6-3, ending a lengthy and contentious public...

Community groups file civil rights complaint to stop I-70 expansion

Three community groups have filed a federal civil rights complaint in an effort to stop the state from pursuing its plans to expand I-70...

The highway lowdown: Denver’s I-70 expansion controversy, explained

Coloradans remain indignant over a plan to expand Interstate 70 in two northeast Denver neighborhoods, citing concerns like increased air pollution, unsolved traffic problems...