Energy saving

Mountain Middle School cuts back carbon dioxide emissions

Mountain Middle School continues to make strides in reducing its carbon footprint. Since the installation of solar panels in 2016 and the completion of its energy-efficient addition in January,...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Ignacio school buildings built for future

How do you build schools that provide a better learning experience for students and teachers? In the process of creating three new school buildings, for about $50 million, the Ignacio School...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Animas High School graduates’ adventure underway in solar car

What started as a school project has turned into a great adventure for recent Animas High School graduates Dominique “Domi” Frideger and Dylan Kroes as they prepare to enter the Solar Car Challenge...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High seniors demonstrate learning in big ways

Many high school seniors are counting the days until they get their diplomas. But Animas High School students are putting in countless hours to complete their senior projects – and they’re loving...

DATE: May 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New stock show campus aims to be energy smart

DENVER (AP) – Experts at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will help planners of the National Western Center project come up with ways to avoid turning the large north Denver area into an...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado drillers step up to stop methane waste

DENVER – Companies in the business of capturing lost methane, the primary component of natural gas, are taking their show on the road this week to present to local officials on Colorado’s Western...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

HomeRx diagnoses your energy use

As the days of open windows turn into long nights of running heaters, a local nonprofit is urging homeowners to run a quick and easy energy efficiency assessment that could save up to $377 annually...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Former federal land managers urge strong methane rules

DENVER – Two former Bureau of Land Management directors have sent a letter to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget urging strong rules to reduce methane pollution on federal and tribal lands....

DATE: Oct. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercury building gets LEED Gold designation

Mercury Payment Systems’ new headquarters in south Durango has received a LEED Gold certification, a leading environmental award for energy-efficient buildings. The company, now part of...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Environmental group scores lawmakers

DENVER – Conservation Colorado on Thursday released its annual scorecard on environmental votes for state lawmakers, ranking Sen. Ellen Roberts of Durango high in comparison to her fellow...

DATE: July 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

A lighter load

A mericans are using less electricity, a trend that is upending long-held assumptions about energy consumption and the need for new power plants. Historically, energy usage typically dips amid a...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hope for a bright future

As tribes around the nation gain momentum in their efforts to develop energy resources on their lands, some industry sources say a new level of power and political influence could emerge for...

DATE: April 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News