Position: Colorado Public Radio

Bills may bring a new era for the environment in Colorado

More than a dozen new energy and environment bills are headed to Gov. Jared Polis for a signature. They cover an array of issues from the oversight of electrical generating companies to how...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Delta-Montrose Electric files complaint with regulators

A rural electricity provider in Colorado coal country filed a complaint Thursday with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission asking it to negotiate an exit fee to break its contract with...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Great Sand Dunes park born out of cooperation

Eighty percent of Colorado is experiencing some form of drought or dryness. That means dry river basins, hungry wildfires and parched farmland across the state. Some have already started comparing...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Extreme drought, fire danger push mountain resorts to douse July Fourth fireworks

Breckenridge is the latest Colorado town to cancel its traditional July 4 fireworks show because of extreme drought and wildfire danger. Cancellations are a familiar refrain as hot and dry...

DATE: July 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Study: Coloradans who live close to oil, gas wells face higher cancer risk

Colorado residents living near oil and gas wells may be exposed to harmful air pollutants that sometimes exceed EPA health guidelines, finds a new study by the Colorado School of Public Health...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New report finds climate change could take a $1 billion bite from winter sports

It’s been a painfully slow start to the ski season in the Western U.S. Some places have seen record warm temperatures and record low snowfall, prompting resorts to open late. Those that cranked out...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado’s wimpy winter has skiers, water managers grumbling

From powderhounds to Colorado’s water managers, the new year has brought worry. The record-low snowpack in parts of the Rocky Mountains is the culprit. Snowfall at the end of 2017 in Beaver Creek,...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Could 2018 be the year Colorado’s green energy debate goes big?

Brian Bagley isn’t the first person that comes to mind when you picture a wind or solar advocate. The 40-something Longmont mayor has a concealed carry permit and wears cowboy boots. Four antique...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Broomfield OKs controversial drilling plan with extraction oil and gas

At a packed, contentious and long running meeting Tuesday night, Broomfield city council approved a controversial new drilling plan inside city and county limits. “If we don’t do this it may never...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

National park campgrounds need work. Is Zinke’s privatization pitch the answer?

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke sees a problem. U.S. national parks need $11.3 billion for deferred maintenance for roads, buildings, bridges and trails that the government can’t afford. Campgrounds...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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