Tag Archives: Public Lands

National parks endure rising visitation and less staff

National parks have been a centerpiece of America’s tourism culture since the late 19th century, after the colonialization and displacement of many of the Indigenous […]...

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June 3, 2018 Environment/Energy, High Country News, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Drilling, one mile outside Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes

Since President Donald Trump was sworn into office last year, the administration has used its “energy dominance” agenda to require states to conduct quarterly sales […]...

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April 19, 2018 Environment/Energy, High Country News, Just In, Politics, The Mix

BLM’s planned lease sale of 100,000 Colorado acres for drilling prompts legal protest

The Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to auction approximately 100,000 acres of federal public lands in northern Colorado for oil and gas drilling has attracted […]...

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April 12, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Water

Our best environmental reporting of 2016

As an environmental reporter, I’m finishing out this year with a nagging fear. The why, of course, is obvious: The federal government soon will be […]...

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December 30, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Water, Water

Obama’s lasting legacies in the West

This story originally appeared in High Country News. Eight years ago, President-elect Barack Obama wanted Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar to be his Interior secretary. David […]...

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December 28, 2016 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

How to win Colorado’s undecided vote: land conservation

Undecided Coloradans across the spectrum value and even prioritize environmental conservation, a new report finds. The Center for Western Priorities launched its 2016 “Winning the West” […]...

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February 25, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Gardner votes to protect public lands

FRISCO, Colo. — Democrats in Congress looking to hold the line against a Republican attack on public land conservation got some help from newly elected […]...

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January 29, 2015 The Mix

Guv race sparring over public lands likely not consequential, but revealing

Beauprez's line about federal overreach drew cheers, even if some had little idea they were cheering a fringe strain of anti-federalism experts say would result in a politicized short-term approach to issues that benefit most from a long view....

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September 25, 2014 In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

Public lands an old-timey conservative idea

  As the powers that be in Washington toy with the idea of relinquishing control of federal public lands to the states and private sector, […]...

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August 27, 2014 Just In

Chasing Light: Rocky Mountain National Park

A long day chasing mountain scientists around Rocky Mountain National Park yielded a handful of decent images, but it’s hard to take a bad shot […]...

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August 16, 2014 Chasing Light

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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