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Colorado farmers fight to save their water and their community’s future...

One day in mid-July, Colorado state engineer Kevin Rein stood before a packed room of farmers and ranchers and admitted that he might be...

Inside Colorado’s ‘hotbed’ of wildlife conflict Documents show flawed management leads...

ANALYSIS A frozen, severed head arrived at the lab. The bighorn sheep’s horns, splattered with bright red blood, curled tightly around its face. Its open eyes...

Agricultural interests steer Colorado’s wildlife management

These days, any search for bighorn sheep in southwestern Colorado is an exercise in desperation. Bighorn hunters and advocates must train their eyes on...

How a plan to save southeastern Colorado went off the rails

This story originally appeared on High Country News.  Steve Wooten stands on a low ridge overlooking the Purgatoire River and the yellowed grass and red rock...

Bennet urges new meat industry anti-trust regulations, while sustainability advocates look...

Sen. Michael Bennet urged Pres. Barack Obama late last week to finalize and implement rules to even the playing field for small ranchers and chicken farmers in competition with corporate giants in the industry. Sustainable food advocates, who have been traveling the country asking legislators to sign on to similar letters, claimed the senator's move as a minor victory in what they see as a battle between David and Goliath.

Yellowstone River rancher: ‘We can’t use majority of our farm …...

Luckily, Alexis Bonogofsky has a day job with the National Wildlife Federation, because her goat ranch and farm on the banks of the Yellowstone River south of Billings, Mont., has been completely shut down by last week’s ExxonMobil pipeline break and oil spill.

Suthers wants more teeth in Colorado anti-trust laws

Attorney General John Suthers would like to see Colorado's antitrust law changed to allow his office to challenge mergers that may harm Colorado's citizens and markets, a Suthers' spokesman recently told the Colorado Independent.

Hickenlooper position on pit liner regs specific to one area of...

A spokesman for Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s gubernatorial campaign late Monday took exception with a Colorado Independent blog post earlier in the day questioning...

Bill aims to improve wages, working conditions for immigrant shepherds

State Rep. Daniel Kagan, D-Denver, is proposing a bill to improve conditions for immigrant shepherds on Colorado’s Western Slope, according to the Grand Junction...

Conservation group hammers Rep. Salazar for no vote on ‘cap and...

The League of Conservation Voters Thursday launched a television ad campaign in Grand Junction, Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver blasting U.S. Rep. John Salazar...