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Cory Gardner joins conservation caucus; environmentalists scoff

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) on Wednesday joined his GOP colleagues on Capitol Hill in announcing the formation of a new conservation...

Guest Post: Secretary of the Interior – public citizen or...

The Coloradan nominated by President Trump to pick up the pieces from Ryan Zinke’s tumultuous tenure of the Department of Interior, David Bernhardt, knows...

Trump nominates Colorado native and ex-lobbyist Bernhardt to head Interior department...

President Trump on Monday announced that he’ll nominate David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist and George W. Bush administration official, to become the next Interior...

Guest Post: A victory of absence

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to...

Is a water war brewing on the Colorado River?

Officials from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico recently sent a letter to counterparts in Arizona, hoping to avert a crisis. The problem, if...

Interior overhauls sage grouse conservation

On a windy morning in September 2015, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell stood at a podium on a patch of scruffy earth at Colorado’s Rocky...

PARCHED: Anticipated tab for state water plan doubles in less than...

Implementing Gov. John Hickenlooper’s ambitious water plan likely will cost at least twice what the administration projected. When releasing the statewide strategy in 2015, James...

Interior’s new sage grouse recommendations at a glance

Editor's note: Increased development has reduced the national sage grouse population from millions to less than 500,000 birds, currently spread across 10 Western states,...

Listen up! Indy Weekly Podcast, Episode 6: Will Colorado run out...

Colorado's population is expected to grow from about 5.5 million in 2016 to as many as 10 million people by 2050. Unless we start...

PARCHED: Why Colorado could use a big drought.

There’s nothing like a drought to turn everyone’s attention to water conservation. Colorado’s last major drought was from 2001 to 2002. It wasn’t the length...