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High snowfall brings good and bad to Colorado

All you have to do is look toward the mountains to know something unusual is happening. It's pushing June, and Colorado high country remains decidedly white. It's not unusual to see snow on the mountains any time of year. What is unusual is the depth of that snow.

Secretary Salazar signs Navajo water rights agreement

In Las Vegas today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley signed the San Juan Navajo Water Rights agreement. The signing took place as part of the Colorado River Water Users Association Annual Conference.

Upper Colorado lands sixth spot on America’s Most Endangered Rivers list

The scenic Upper Colorado River between its headwaters in Rocky Mountain National Park and its confluence with the Roaring Fork River has landed the...

Wadhams rips Ritter for invoking BP spill in Colorado drilling debate

FOX News last week poached the lede from the third installment of a Colorado Independent series on Gov. Bill Ritter’s oil and gas drilling...

River stories float past environmental threat posed by energy production

A pair of articles on the future of two very different Colorado rivers this week in the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel and the Denver...

Sentinel series dubs Energy Alley along I-70 western Colorado’s ‘Road to...

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel on Sunday did a good job of painting the big picture in terms of the massive scale of energy...

Farmers say thanks to Salazar for pumping the brakes on oil...

Farmers in the Rocky Mountain states of Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico unveiled an interesting ad buy over the weekend, praising Interior Secretary Ken...

Salazar flooded with support for ban on Grand Canyon uranium mining

In 2003, there were a mere 100 mining claims in the million or so acres of public land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park. Now...

Upper Colorado River, Front Range water resources threatened

Some water experts warn the upper Colorado River is an endangered species if current residential growth patterns and water consumption patterns continue along the state’s Front Range, and they’re increasingly concerned proposed energy production on the Western Slope will accelerate its demise. “I hope America can’t come here and trash out my country here to support the current [oil shale] industry,” said one Routt County commissioner.

Oil shale backers blast Salazar, but Ritter supports lease limitations

Even as Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was announcing new environmental reforms for the next round of oil shale research and development leases on public...
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