Monthly Archives: July 2016

Snow, runoff and the Colorado River Basin

It was a good snow year in the headwaters of the Colorado River. So why has the runoff been so-so? Continue reading

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How Congress made micro-hydro easier for mountain towns

The Colorado town of Grand Lake has installed a micro-hydro system on water flowing into its treatment plant, a process Congress several years ago made easier. Continue reading

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Vail Resorts and the trademark control at Vail, Breckenridge

Vail Resorts exerts trademark control in Vail and Breckenridge, but not in the same way as in Park City. Continue reading

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Vail Resorts and Park City trademark

The honeymoon was over and this was the first big fight as the Park City community put its foot down, saying the Vail trademark filing was just unacceptable. Continue reading

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Colorado starts preparing for return of wolves

Colorado wildlife officials have started talking about when, instead of whether, wolves will recolonize the state. What a difference from 2004. Continue reading

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Retrofitting dams in the West for hydroelectric

Granby Dam is among several in the West with hydroelectric retrofits. Why not Jackson Lake Dam in Grand Teton National Park?
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‘The American Serengeti’ of Dan Flores

In “American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains,” Dan Flores richly details the demise of the great herds once found on the Great Plains and argues compellingly for at least a partial restoration comparable to a Yellowstone. Continue reading

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The money trail from Battle Mountain in Colorado

Sale of old mining claims on Battle Mountain, near Vail, have been parlayed into a new, private ski area in the San Juans called the Cimarron Mountain Club. But the real estate project near Vail still struggles to move forward. Continue reading

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Linking cars on I-70 in Colorado

  ­C-DOT takes baby steps on I-70 that will allow cars to talk to each other  by Allen Best IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. – By this coming winter, the Colorado Department of Transportation hopes to have up to 1,000 cars talking … Continue reading

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