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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...

Amy Goodman: Live in Paonia

Journalism superstar Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! has spent the past 20 years covering the social movements changing the world. On April 23, she will...

Judge blocks Colorado coal mine plan, orders feds to evaluate climate...

A court ruling issued in Colorado on Friday could nudge government agencies toward making more honest assessments of the climate impacts tied to the projects they approve for federal lands.

Feds weigh no-drilling plan for North Fork public lands

Home to the small towns of Hotchkiss, Crawford and Paonia, south east of Grand Junction, the North Fork River Valley has long been slated for oil-and-gas development, particularly on the surrounding federal land where exploration can be done inexpensively. But local residents came up with a different plan for how to use the 100 thousand-plus acres, and the feds have agreed to take it into consideration.

Farmers, businesses, government officials give BLM an earful over gas lease...

Bald eagles go there to roost in the winter. The pastoral setting is home to one of the highest concentrations of organic farms in Colorado. It is one of just two designated wine regions in the state. But that may change soon. But that may change soon.

Detractors of Bear Ranch land swap are sticking to their guns...

The dust-up continues over billionaire Bill Koch's proposed land swap so he can further fortify the replica Wild West town he is erecting a dozen miles upstream from the coal his company mines.

Federal officials caught in ‘snarky’ exchange with public over coal mine...

Clearly U.S. Forest Service (USFS) officials and opponents of coal mine expansion in western Colorado won’t be exchanging Christmas cards this holiday season. Instead, shovelfuls of coal and snark to spare will be dumped in their respective stockings.

Growing up illegal in Colorado: Not just a Mexican thing

Immigration. If you’ve wondered lately if it is possible to read about immigration without encountering the name “Tom Tancredo” or the phrase “sanctuary city”,...

Colorado coal mine rep inaccurately claims methane flaring illegal

Obviously pleased with last week’s roadless ruling allowing Oxbow Mining to vent more methane at is Elk Creek Mine near Paonia, a company spokesman over the weekend also took the opportunity to skewer environmentalists on the issue of methane capture or flaring.