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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.
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.
A proposal to funnel water from Wyoming's Flaming Gorge to Colorado's Front Range is back on the table.
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.
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 easy way to explain this, so we hope you’re sitting down. Or upside down. Here it goes: Statistics show more than half of bat species in the United States are either suffering steep population declines or they are already listed as endangered. A major reason why is white-nose syndrome — a mysterious disease that is wiping out bats by the millions.
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.
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.
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 much a waste of time as the war on drugs. She makes no bones that she is disappointed in her congressman, Scott Tipton, because he hasn't demonstrated leadership on a few crucial issues, like speaking out against the Patriot Act.
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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