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‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise

In March 2015, Joe MacLaren, a state oil and gas inspector in Colorado, drove out to the Taylor 3 oil well near the tiny...

Magpul is relocating because it landed long-sought financial deal

The gun company was exploring moving out of state as part of a plan to expand long before lawmakers passed the gun bills. They got publicity. Then they got the deal.

Wiretap: Liz Cheney, quitter

A tweet on the news from Wyoming: "First, relocate your family, destroy friendships and alienate your sister. Then, drop out." The question that remains: How many people is it possible to alienate in a state that has so few people?

Salazar: ‘Better days ahead’ but fire-torn American West not out of...

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visited his native state Monday where he declared there will be “better days ahead” but, he also warned, Colorado and the nation have not seen the end of fire season.

Records detail secret meeting between oil executives, government officials

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Newly released documents confirm that politicians and industry representatives secretly met in March to hammer out a position on the Bureau of Land Management's plan to scale back available lands in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming for oil shale research and development.

Fracking operation in Erie begins near two elementary schools, wakes up...

ERIE — Flaggers in orange vests stopped traffic on the parkway as a convoy of semi-trailer trucks rumbled toward Red Hawk Elementary this week hauling sound barriers to muffle a gas extraction project in this once quiet neighborhood that has left many parents, teachers and residents vexed.

Western Slope businesses band together, urge Hickenlooper to stop proposed pipeline

Over 100 businesses on the Western Slope wrote Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper today, asking that he stop devoting state resources to study Aaron Million's embattled Flaming Gorge pipeline proposal.

Feds stand by Flaming Gorge pipeline denial

Another day, another setback for Aaron Million's proposal to pipe water from Wyoming to Colorado.

Climate change, urban demands, energy exploration tapping out Colorado River

The once-lush delta where the Colorado River used to spill out into the Sea of Cortez is now a dry sandy landscape in Mexico where “America's hardest-working river” is too tired to finish the job. Climate change, urban demand and a burgeoning energy industry are literally tapping the Colorado River to death.

Report: Flaming Gorge water pipeline could churn billions in profits, if...

A windfall of up to $2.4 billion could await the developer and operator of a proposed 578-mile pipeline that would pump water from Wyoming’s Flaming Gorge to Colorado’s Front Range.