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CSU tests hemp crop hidden in corn field

Hidden in a corn field in Southwest Colorado is a thriving hemp crop being cultivated by agronomists from Colorado State University. Despite the secrecy, the experiment testing 12 varieties of...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Lifestyle

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Utah residents fear contamination from uranium mill

WHITE MESA – Residents who voiced concerns this week about the uranium mill outside their town in southeastern Utah are worried about two toxic spills and a new report that says toxic metals are...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ophir mine cleanup project in limbo

A mine cleanup project in Ophir seems to be in limbo after conflicting comments were made recently by Environmental Protection Agency personnel. Ophir Town manager Randy Barnes said the project was...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Environmental groups push EPA to hold mining companies accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Environmental groups are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to hold mining companies financially accountable for on-site damages at mines in a report released this...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hearing sought on Gold King spill reimbursement legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on Thursday called for a hearing on a bill that would expedite reimbursements to communities impacted by last year’s...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ignacio company cited for pipeline that leaked into Ute Creek

An oil and gas industry service company in La Plata County has been accused of not fixing a pipeline that leaked an unknown amount of produced water into Ute Creek – a tributary of the Los Pinos...

DATE: July 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado College focuses on Western water issues

An annual Colorado College project focusing on issues affecting the Rocky Mountain West is turning its spotlight on the governance of Western water, including the Animas River. On Monday morning,...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New Mexico sues Colorado over Gold King Mine spill

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico is suing the state of Colorado, saying its northern neighbor should be held responsible for the contamination from a massive mine waste spill last year as well as decades...

DATE: June 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Carbon concentration in our atmosphere hits grim milestone

Scientists who measure and forecast the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere said Monday that we may have passed a key turning point. Humans walking the Earth today will probably...

DATE: June 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

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Lightner Creek mobile home owner reprimanded again

Darlene Mann, owner of Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park, has been issued another state reprimand for not meeting deadlines to fix the park’s leaking sewage pit. In a “compliance advisory” issued May...

DATE: June 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Will Navajos’ sovereign status exempt it from fed regs?

As the Navajo Nation prepares to take over its namesake coal operation this winter, an impending lawsuit over the mine’s lease extension will pose an interesting question: Should the sovereign...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Feds hope to clear the air at national parks

DENVER – Environmental groups lined up in Denver on Wednesday to encourage federal regulators to strengthen clean air protections for national parks and wilderness areas. The Environmental...

DATE: June 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News