Tag Archives: Colorado

Insights on net-zero energy homes in Colorado

Architects explain challenge and successes of net-zero energy home building in Colorado and what is needed to replicate these successes. 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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Roiling, roaring runoff of mountain water

The exquisite roar of roiling water in mountain creeks and rivers by Allen Best It’s that exquisite time of year in the Rocky Mountains when winter dissolves into summer and snow into water, roiling and roaring in the annual runoff … 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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Colorado goes to pot

Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis has generally gone very well, but many questions linger. Continue reading

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Vail’s caution about cannabis

While Aspen and Telluride allow cannabis retail stores in prime locations, others want to keep them at bay. Vail looks to keep them entirely out of town. It’s a matter of the municipal brand. Continue reading

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Anatomy of lightning strikes

A newlywed killed by lightning on Mount Yale fit a pattern. It was early afternoon and she and her new husband were above treeline. But lightning is not entirely predictable, as another party climbing a 14,000-foot peak in Colorado discovered. Continue reading

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Richard Martin’s book about coal

Richard Martin has a new book, “Coal Wars,” and it looks to be a terrific read, even if he says it’s not a deep policy analysis. Continue reading

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The one-person town of Bonanza

Bonanza, located in south-central Colorado, has a population of just one. But the secretary of state has ruled that it remains a legally incorporated town, at least for now. Here’s the reasoning why.
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Beauprez and Hickenlooper on Colorado drilling

Colorado gubernatorial candidates Bob Beauprez and John Hickenlooper offered sharply contrasting approaches to the drilling controversy during appearances at the Energy Forum in Westminster. Continue reading

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