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Aspen divorces U.S. Chamber of Commerce over disagreement about climate change

Aspen divorces U.S. Chamber of Commerce over disagreement about climate change

Aspen isn't the first to sever ties with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over political differences. One of the last to do it, Homer, Alaska, made national headlines when its chamber canceled its membership....

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April 27, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Bar codes allow ballots to be traced back to voters in dozens of Colorado counties

Bar codes allow ballots to be traced back to voters in dozens of Colorado counties

The challenges mounting on Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler's desk go beyond whether to mail ballots to residents who haven't voted in a while. He has another predicament: bar codes....

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March 30, 2012 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Endless summer: Ski resorts struggle to keep terrain open in new climate change frontier

Endless summer: Ski resorts struggle to keep terrain open in new climate change frontier

ASPEN — Flowers are blooming along the sidewalks. Snow on the mountains is melting fast. Residents here aren't sure whether to ski or golf. But most of them are certain of one thing: Climate change is for real....

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March 28, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Top Stories
Colorado businessman asks feds to reconsider Flaming Gorge pipeline denial

Colorado businessman asks feds to reconsider Flaming Gorge pipeline denial

A proposal to funnel water from Wyoming's Flaming Gorge to Colorado's Front Range is back on the table....

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March 23, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Groups want to hasten COGCC director’s exit, call for improved oil and gas oversight

Groups want to hasten COGCC director’s exit, call for improved oil and gas oversight

Citing the pending departure of David Neslin, environmentalists are speaking out against the “ongoing parade of regulators” leaving state government to take jobs with the industries they formerly regulated....

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February 10, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Top Stories
Year of the Bat: Colorado researchers not sleeping on white-nose syndrome

Year of the Bat: Colorado researchers not sleeping on white-nose syndrome

Fifteen months ago, the United Nations declared 2011 and 2012 as the International Year of the Bat to promote awareness about the under-appreciated insect gobbler, pollinator and seed disperser. The bat, you see, has fallen on hard times. There’s no...

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January 4, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy
The show may not go on: Congress takes on exotic and wild animals in traveling circuses

The show may not go on: Congress takes on exotic and wild animals in traveling circuses

Elephants dancing in skirts, bears riding tricycles and lions leaping through flaming hoops could become distant memories if a bill U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is co-sponsoring gains traction in Washington....

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December 29, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Top Stories
Congresswoman DeGette: Farm Dust bill underscores Tea Party ‘madness’ in House

Congresswoman DeGette: Farm Dust bill underscores Tea Party ‘madness’ in House

As the House prepared to pass the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act last week, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette must've imagined herself wearing a pale blue knee-length dress with a white pinafore top. ...

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December 14, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Casida takes on Tipton: Conservative says West Slope congressman isn’t her cup of tea

Casida takes on Tipton: Conservative says West Slope congressman isn’t her cup of tea

Tisha Casida is a 29-year-old southern Colorado-bred conservative. The Keystone XL Pipeline, she suggests, is safer and probably better for the environment than sending oil tankers across the Atlantic. The country's conflict over carbon dioxide, she hints, may be as...

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December 1, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics
Detractors of Bear Ranch land swap are sticking to their guns in western Colorado

Detractors of Bear Ranch land swap are sticking to their guns in western Colorado

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....

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December 1, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

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The Home Front: ‘Major victory’ for grass-roots effort ‘to see Colorado schools funded more equitably’

“For those behind the statewide, grass-roots effort to see Colorado schools funded more equitably and at a higher level, Wednesday marked a major victory,” reports […]

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