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

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...

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

Colorado likely to snag more than $61 million for Volkswagen’s misdeeds

The Volkswagen, once associated with immaculate engineering and folksy buses full of Beatles fans, is about to reach a thud in its fall from...

Quit fining rural communities, say lawmakers to state

State agencies shouldn’t have free rein to charge exorbitant fines, especially to small communities that may not be able to pay them. That’s according...

Colorado’s the least obese, most active, eighth healthiest state

Gov. John Hickenlooper attributes Colorado's status as the least obese and most active state to Coloradans' love of the outdoors.   Colorado ranks as the least...

Will GOP strike down a birth-control program that reduces abortions?

Colorado lawmakers are looking at introducing legislation to fund a tested and proven program to reduce unwanted teen pregnancy in Colorado that Republican lawmakers...

Flooding at Cotter Superfund site spurs renewed criticism of lagging cleanup

When rainstorms sent a surge of muddy debris down Sand Creek late this summer, people living near the defunct Cotter Uranium Mill were thinking, “Here we go again!”

Nuclear Regulatory Commission claims Colorado botched licensing of uranium mill

Colorado officials failed to allow the public to properly vet a proposed uranium mill they licensed last year, U.S. regulators declared last week in a letter to an environmental group suing the state.

Company that makes Predator Drones thwarted by wooden pallets over toxic...

Rather than seek an appropriate technological solution, managers of a decommissioned uranium processing mill near Cañon City want the state to let them stop testing a radioactive holding pond because wooden pallets used to cross the pond are sinking into the toxic mud.

Denver district judge allows uranium mill lawsuit to move ahead

A Denver district judge this week rejected motions by the state of Colorado and a Canadian uranium mining company to throw out a lawsuit challenging the proposed Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill in Montrose County. Denver District Judge Brian Whitney sided with the Telluride-based Sheep Mountain Alliance, which contends the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) may have violated various state and federal laws in issuing a permit for the mill. The lawsuit can now move forward.