Monthly Archives: June 2017

The challenge of job losses in coal communities

How will towns like Gillette, located in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin, transition as coal-related jobs disappear. Reports from Colorado, Montana and Wyoming were shared at a recent conference. Continue reading

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Colorado co-op goes to NREL for next chief executive

The next chief executive of Colorado electrical co-op Holy Cross Energy will come from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. “He just really nailed the vision that was shared by the board,” one director said. Continue reading

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Remembering when all of Colorado seemed to be on fire

Fifteen years ago, three major forest fires were roaring in Colorado, making even city streets feel like a dystopian sci-fi movie. What did we learn from those fires? Continue reading

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A sort-of normal spring runoff in an abnormal year

Colorado’s Yampa River peaked in mid-May and the same looked to have happened in Idaho’s Wood River. But generally, peak runoff is happening now, in early June. Continue reading

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The news briefly from mountain towns

New suspension bridge atop  Whistler-Blackcomb tops new summer attractions WHISTLER, B.C. —Whistler Blackcomb continues to expand its summer operations, with plans for both a major expansion of its world-renowned mountain bike park and erect a new mountain-top suspension bridge. The mountain … Continue reading

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Why the push to allow pollution and waste?

What a loopy cause for Republicans in Congress to get behind: the right to pollute and waste a valuable resource. That was the crux issue of the methane debate. Continue reading

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Wildlife overpasses in Colorado yield fewer carcasses

Far fewer deer carcasses along Highway 9 after several new crossings by Allen Best KREMMLING, Colo. — When Colorado wildlife biologists drove along Highway 9 between Silverthorne and Kremmling during the 2015-16 winter, they found far fewer carcasses of mule … Continue reading

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