Energy and resource

Pueblo’s economic footprint in the energy field is growing

PUEBLO (AP) – Since the crash of the steel industry in the early 1980s, the city of Pueblo has been searching for an economic identity to help usher the Steel City into a new era of economic...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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

Proposed group to study long-term future of La Plata Electric Association

The long-term future of La Plata Electric Association is likely to be the focus of a new subcommittee that would explore options for purchasing more renewable energy, among other initiatives. The...

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

City of Durango adopts stricter energy code

On a split vote Tuesday, the Durango City Council adopted the 2015 energy code that will require all new construction in city limits to be more efficient. Councilors Dean Brookie and Melissa...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council issues split vote on energy codes

Durango City Councilors are split on whether to adopt a stricter international energy code that would require new construction in city limits be more efficient. Councilors discussed the issue...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid uncertain future, 4CORE looks for other ways to thrive

Laurie Dickson, executive director of the Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency, says the last 10 months have been a bit of a roller-coaster ride for the agency. Since the Trump...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 100 percent renewable by 2050?

A petition calling for the city to commit to transitioning to 100 percent locally produced and renewable electricity by 2050 has garnered hundreds of signatures. In addition to cutting carbon...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Energy Office funding cut reveals split on state vision

DENVER – Funding for the Colorado Energy Office was cut off recently – but not for budget reasons. Instead, it was about the vision for the office. The Energy Office is an executive office...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The next Dakota Access pipeline struggle?

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota regulators are getting ready to open a series of 22 public meetings about an oil pipeline project that opponents have dubbed the next Dakota Access pipeline struggle....

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

America last: Trump’s actions leave U.S. behind, dismiss input and risk public resources

It is all quite shocking. By withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, President Trump dismissed the advice of his daughter Ivanka, Secretary of State Tillerson and business leaders from Apple,...

DATE: June 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Kinder Morgan, Montezuma County argue in Colorado Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in Kinder Morgan’s tax case against Montezuma County. The nine-year battle stems from a 2008 dispute over the company’s reported assessed...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local fracking bans struck down by Colorado high court

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to hydraulic fracturing critics, striking down efforts to curb the controversial practice in local communities. The ruling paves the way...

DATE: May 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News