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Silver Creek Elementary, in Thornton. Oil and gas operations are 350 feet away from the playground. (Photo by Ted Wood/The Story Group.)

Ask the Indy: Analyzing seven big questions about Colorado’s ballot fight over oil-and-gas setbacks...

Colorado Independent readers John Fielder and Daniel Montaño were among several who wanted us to look more closely at Proposition 112. If you have...

Keefe: Spin cycle

National Parks are warming twice as fast as the U.S. overall Climate change poses...

Climate change is having an outsized impact on national parks in the United States, according to research conducted by scientists at the National Park...

Two candidates for this rural Senate seat push different solutions to looming water shortages...

CARBONDALE - At the head of the Crystal River Valley, automated sprinklers trundle across fields that hug Highway 133, scattering precious water over green...

Guest Post: I investigated the ‘unclear danger’ of Rocky Flats. Here’s why I’ll hike...

I'm going on a hike tomorrow, and I’ve never been more prepared. I’ve got granola bars in my backpack, ice water in my bottle,...

EPA’s methane rule rollback won’t apply to Colorado but could cause headaches down the...

A new Environmental Protection Agency proposal to weaken the rules governing methane emissions would not directly affect Colorado, but, if adopted, the new rules...

Community pleads in vain with Denver board in bid to thwart I-70 construction plan

For nearly three hours on Thursday night, a steady stream of Denverites — citizens, activists, lawyers and politicians — implored the city’s Board of...

Greene: In memory of High Country News’ Ed Marston

Colorado, the West, and western journalism have lost a treasure in Ed Marston. And I have lost a dear friend. The former longtime publisher...

‘High tension, anger’ expected as Denver weighs plan for noisy overnight work on I-70

The contractor on the I-70 expansion through Denver is hoping a new sound barrier and a shorter construction timeline will appease the politicians and...

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...