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Energy Initiative helps green Colorado’s communities

By Staff

When Gov. Bill Ritter launched his New Energy Communities Initiative with $10 million in grants in 2008, the idea was to foster community programs in areas such as energy efficiency and conservation and carbon-emissions reduction. It also ...

Heating a home from the ground up

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Arch and Bonnie Archuleta look to the earth to heat their 9,000-square-foot home on Orchard Mesa, but they burn nothing and rely on a minimal amount of electricity. The geothermal system that operates out of a section of their basement fits ...

Renewable energies a growing segment of power picture

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The sunny skies of western Colorado and eastern Utah along Energy Alley are a powerful source of energy awaiting capture. Heat trapped underground, likewise, is waiting to be turned to use on the surface. Renewable-energy advocates also are ...

Original purpose of marijuana initiative is going up in smoke

By Staff

The medical marijuana industry in Colorado has gone to pot. There, the obvious pun needed to be said and gotten out of the way, but it’s not too far off the mark. The marijuana dispensary industry, put into place by citizen initiative, ...

California dreamin’

By Staff

Next up on the federal bailout schedule: California. At least that’s what California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is hoping, according to a recent Los Angeles Times news story. Like nearly every other governor in the country, ...

Dog reportedly dragged to death in Monument

By Amy Hamilton

Officials at the Colorado National Monument today are investigating a case in which someone dragged a dog to death this morning up Rim Rock Drive. Officials say tracks in the snow indicate the dog was walking, running and then dragged beside ...


10th Mountain Division huts offer unique view of backcountry

By Carrie Marfitano

Most Coloradans who enjoy the outdoors, especially those who enjoy it most with skis and snowboards strapped to their feet, have heard about the 10th Mountain Division huts nestled high in the Rocky Mountains. I’d heard tales about ...


Harness wind, enjoy powder with a snowkite

By Staff

Unfortunately, Father Christmas has been delivering plenty of fresh powder to Great Britain, my homeland across the pond, while Santa Claus pretty much dropped the ball here in the Rocky Mountains with only a couple of exceptions, Powderhorn ...

Still searching for my soul mate

By Sheri Fisher

“I’ve been thinking about the concept of soul mates,” Naomi said. “My friend, Caitlyn, has been dating a man for the past year and she swears that they’re soul mates. I think you can actually see it when they are ...

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Affordable housing vacancy drops to 1%

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction’s vacancy rate has risen, but those vacancies aren’t showing up in the form of affordable housing. That was evident in the most recent state numbers, as the city recorded the lowest affordable-housing vacancy rate ...

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