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Editor’s Note: Over the next year, The Colorado Independent will examine, season by season, the effects climate change is having on the state’s water...
Normally temperatures at resort elevations this time of year drop into the teens and 20s every night. This season, only a few light frosts have tinged the valleys, leaving the slopes bare and dry.
"Colorado is a national leader in growing a clean energy economy. It's starting with this rule at a real position of strength."
Gnarly terrain greeted a group of climate change activists in Aspen over the weekend.
Aspen isn't the first to sever ties with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over political differences. One of the last to do it, Homer, Alaska, made national headlines when its chamber canceled its membership.
ASPEN — Flowers are blooming along the sidewalks. Snow on the mountains is melting fast. Residents here aren't sure whether to ski or golf. But most of them are certain of one thing: Climate change is for real.
Just a year after record snowfall throughout much of the Rocky Mountain West, the region is locked in a snow drought not seen since Jimmy Carter surrendered the White House to Ronald Reagan in the early 1980s. The record dry conditions have lawmakers and industry observers extremely concerned about looming water shortages and wildfire danger.
A trio of professional snow shredders are charging the biggest hill in Washington, D.C., this week. Their message: Congress is getting too radical on Capitol Hill.
The director of sustainability for Aspen Skiing Company on Monday trumpeted the results of a rural electric association board election that saw the local co-op flip to “a supermajority of progressives who support clean energy and energy efficiency, stable prices and fiscal prudence.”
An unprecedented nine candidates are running for two seats on the board of Holy Cross Energy, a rural electric co-op with 55,000 members on Colorado’s Western Slope. Its coverage area includes two of the biggest players in the nation’s ski industry: Aspen and Vail.
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