Monthly Archives: March 2016

Parking lots or parks and other transportation choices

Fewer and fewer young people have been getting drivers license even as car-sharing gains strength. Southwest Energy Efficiency Project’s Will Toor ponders implications of transportation changes on land uses. Continue reading

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Coloradans learn from Israelis about water

Israelis have made their desert bloom. Colorado’s aridity may not be nearly as severe, but two Colorado governors said the state can learn much from the technology innovators of the Middle East. Continue reading

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Water buffaloes in Denver and the West

Water Buffaloes in Colorado and the West once thought monolithic and linear, says Denver Water’s Jim Lochhhead, and then a new world that they didn’t understand arrived. Continue reading

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Colorado and the Clean Power Plan

Colorado is in good shape to meet standards for greenhouse gas reduction specified by Clean Power Plan, but the law—if reaffirmed by federal courts—could produce a major platform for further greenhouse reduction. Continue reading

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When will the Henderson Mine shut down?

A year ago, Freeport-McMoRan officials warned local officials in Colorado to expect that the Henderson Mine would close within 10 years. Then, they shortened it to five. What will local towns and counties do once the tax revenues subside? Continue reading

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Retiring the molybdenum Damocles sword hanging over Crested Butte

In Crested Butte, new hope after 40 years that the potential for mining of a molybdenum ore body in nearby Mt. Emmons can be retired. The circumstances are complex, the details yet to be worked out.
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Which ski areas might actually win as a result of rising temperatures?

Rising temperatures and skiing Continue reading

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Lake Powell tied at the turbines to ski lifts

Upcoming studies seek to get a firmer grip on how much water can be developed in the Colorado River headwaters without imperiling production of electricity at Glen Canyon Dam.
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Jackson Hole soaring on its 50th birthday

Just why is Jackson Hole Mountain Resort punching so vigorously above its weight on its 50th birthday? It might something to do with some time-honored principles of the ski business.
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