Environment

King II coal mine could be extended by 20 years

Members of the public may now comment on an environmental analysis that seeks to assess the potential impacts of expanding operations of GCC Energy’s King II coal mine near Hesperus for at least...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA places Silverton’s Superfund site on fast-track pilot program

The Superfund site made up of mine sites around Silverton contaminating the Animas River has been chosen to be part of a new pilot study that aims to speed up the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual count finds fewer birds, but reasons why still up in the air

Fewer birds were spotted during this winter’s annual bird count, a possible side effect of drought and the 416 Fire, but researchers say it’s too soon to draw conclusions. “The number of birds were...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Baby bear burned in 416 Fire released into the wild

It has been a long, difficult journey for the bear cub injured last summer during the 416 Fire. But on Friday, she was released back into the wild, in good health and with another chance at life....

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have an opinion on hunting or wildlife? Now’s your chance

If you’ve got an opinion on how hunting seasons are scheduled in Colorado, or just about wildlife management in general, now is the time to speak up. Every five years, Colorado Parks and Wildlife ...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

La Plata County goes green, with an eye toward cost-savings

La Plata County has cemented a new environmental policy that seeks to both instill sound environmental practices for county operations while at the same time save taxpayer dollars. “It’s a...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet urges Senate to pick up San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act

Sen. Michael Bennet on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate leadership to include the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act in the end-of-year public lands legislation currently being negotiated. In a letter...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

After die-off, Animas River restocked with fish

The restoration of the Animas River has begun. Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Thursday stocked 1,500 rainbow trout in the Animas River at a few locations from the 32nd Street Bridge to the High...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango lands LEED certification for sustainability

Durango has been identified by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design city, giving staff a new means of measuring and maintaining water consumption,...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest to see more heat, water scarcity, fires and food insecurity

Climate change is here. It’s human-caused. And it’s going to deliver a blow to American prosperity. Already hard-hit by drought, wildfires and declining water supplies, the Southwest United States...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sen. Gardner calls for conservation fund reauthorization

A bipartisan delegation of senators and representatives, including Colorado U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, called for the permanent reauthorization and mandatory funding of the Land and Water Conservation...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife officials will try to track bighorn sheep in Weminuche

Wildlife officials will take to the air this week to gain a better understanding of the bighorn sheep as part of a five-year study. “We don’t know a lot about how these bighorns use the landscape,”...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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