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Despite national oil slowdown, Weld County wells booming

By The AP

GREELEY — Weld County is on track to top 100 million barrels of oil this year. That’s despite a general slowdown across the Denver-Julesburg Basin. The Greeley Tribune reports that more than 89 percent of the state’s ...

Public Lands Under Pressure — Part 1

By Staff

PUBLIC LANDS UNDER PRESSURE: Western Colorado and eastern Utah offer some of the most scenic and geologically varied outdoor playgrounds in the country — rivers, lakes and trails that have become more crowded in recent years. That ...

Police officers with misconduct records can work in Colorado

By The AP

DENVER (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in Colorado can hire officers from other states who have a history of misconduct or lying under oath — only certain criminal convictions automatically prevent them from joining the police ...

Colorado town has big hopes for tiny houses

By The AP

WALSENBURG, Colo. (AP) — It’s been years since the old high school football field in Walsenburg, Colorado, saw much action. There’s still an old score board and a boarded-up concession stand, but otherwise it’s just a ...

Colorado woman wants being topless to be legal

By The AP

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman seeking to prevent citations for being topless in public is publicizing her cause by standing on a Fort Collins intersection wearing only a bikini and a placard covering her breasts. The Fort ...

Wildlife not threatened by contaminated water, EPA official says

By The AP

DENVER (AP) — An Environmental Protection Agency official said Sunday she doesn’t believe wildlife will suffer significant health impacts from the large volume of wastewater that spilled from an abandoned mine in southwestern ...

Contaminated water from mining spill reaches New Mexico

By The AP

(AP) - Mustard-colored wastewater laced with heavy metals continues to drain into a river from an abandoned mine in southwestern Colorado at a rate of about 550 gallons per minute, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, which caused ...

Coal ruling throws ‘monkey wrench’ into agency’s plans

By Gary Harmon

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling could benefit northwest Colorado’s beleaguered coal and electricity-generating industries, but environmental organizations said the ruling threatens human health. The high court ruled Monday that the ...


Ecklund Fire burns 400 acres in monument

By Dennis Webb

A wildfire sparked by lightning in Dinosaur National Monument has grown to 400 acres. The National Park Service said in a news release that what’s being called the Ecklund Fire is burning in a remote Colorado portion of the monument in ...


Ballot measure addresses GMOs

By Charles Ashby

Genetically modified organisms may seem like something from a science-fiction movie, but altered foods have been around for centuries. And foods changed at the cellular level have been on store shelves since the 1990s. But that sort of ...

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