Platte River Power Authority's Rawhide Energy Station north of Wellington, generates electricity using coal, natural gas and solar. It serves Fort Collins and other Northern Colorado municipalities. (Ed Kosmicki, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Chemical contamination from 7 Colorado coal-fired power plants found during groundwater monitoring

Local plants vow to minimize coal-ash contamination to meet new EPA rules; report finds cases much worse in other states

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DSCC officially throw their weight behind Hickenlooper in U.S. Senate race, irking primary rivals

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee endorsed Colorado’s former governor in a statement Saturday to The Colorado Sun

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Chris Jarnot, vice president of Vail Resorts’ mountain operations, steps down after 30 years

Jarnot announced Friday that he is leaving the company at the end of the year

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At Colorado College, where tuition runs $71,000, many new in-state students will pay just a fraction — or nothing at all

The Colorado Springs liberal arts school has launched the “Colorado Pledge,” an effort to attract more Colorado students and eliminate sticker shock that might prevent them from applying