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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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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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How can coal communities cushion the landing?

Coal is skidding, and more is to come. What can communities do to prepare? by Allen Best Coal communities have shed jobs for more than a century. More are certain to be lost as the fuel loses favor because of … Continue reading

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Chasing ice and chasing climate solutions in Colorado

Local climate action or higher-level policy advocacy? It’s a familiar argument, and it came up at Aspen as the Compact of Colorado Communities was launched. Continue reading

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The warming Arctic and our weird weather here

How weird, extreme weather here may be caused by the warming Arctic by Allen Best The big winter in California—and, before that, four years of not much snow? The big and repeated snows in Boston several years ago? They, along with … Continue reading

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Remembering but not honoring Confederate war leaders

As statues honoring Confederate leaders go down in New Orleans, the question lingers even in places like Aspen: What do our statues say about us? Continue reading

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Why Aspen thinks we need another climate change group

What’s lacking in the Colorado climate story? Aspen’s city government believes it’s a network geared toward assisting internal change in local communities. Continue reading

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At the edge in the Colorado River headwaters

Nothing can be quite so delightful as the first trickle of a great river. A report from the headwaters of a Colorado River tributary on the edge of spring. Continue reading

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