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A South Platte River water storage win at the Capitol

The first step to building a reservoir or dam to capture millions of gallons of water flowing down the South Platte River won unanimous...

Amazon tax and back to the future cars

notes from the last few days of the 2014 legislative session.

Tipton, Gardner cite scant snowpack as reason to add reservoirs, remove...

Colorado's skimpy snowpack is setting off alarm bells for U.S. Reps. Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton. But not because they interpret the drought as a sign of human-caused climate change. The way they see it, Congress should slash environmental protections — not strengthen them.

Tipton asks Congress to weaken water-storage regulations

As part of a sustained effort to thin the federal government's powers to protect the environment, Third District Colorado Republican Congressman Scott Tipton is requesting a Capitol Hill hearing to examine water storage rules in the West.

Snow drought forces Colorado to face frightening new climate-change reality

Just a year after record snowfall throughout much of the Rocky Mountain West, the region is locked in a snow drought not seen since Jimmy Carter surrendered the White House to Ronald Reagan in the early 1980s. The record dry conditions have lawmakers and industry observers extremely concerned about looming water shortages and wildfire danger.

Udall calls for probe of Fourmile Canyon Fire response

Colorado Sen. Mark Udall today fired off a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Gov. Bill Ritter requesting a formal study of...

Hidden Gems wilderness showdown pits snowmobilers against skiers

So who spends more when they’re out recreating in the woods, Carhartt-clad “sled-necks” or Lycra-encased cross-country skiers? According to one study being used to back...

Activists battle proposed Cactus Hill water facility to be sited next...

Two northern Colorado environmental groups are banding together to raise funds this Friday to fight water storage projects in the Poudre River drainage...