Mountains of the Collegiate Peaks in Colorado's Sawatch Range appear remain cloaked in a deep winter coat of white on Monday, June 10, 2019. Colorado's winter snowpack remains largely unmelted due to a late, cool spring, causing alarm for the potential of flooding in many mountain towns. According to SNOTEL measurements on nearby Fremont Pass, which is about 3,000 feet lower in elevation, there remains about 53 inches of snow holding the equivalent of 23 inches of water. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s rivers are starting to swell — but there are still feet of snow left to melt in the high country

Snowpack levels in some of the state’s river basins remain at about 50% of their peak. A man was killed rafting the Eagle River last week.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published
Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Wildlife roam where U.S. once made nuclear and chemical arms, like at Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Arsenal and Rocky Flats

An astonishing array of animals and habitats flourished on six obsolete weapons complexes — mostly for nuclear or chemical arms — because the sites banned the public and other intrusions for decades

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Fearing Tri-State could duck clean-energy goals, Colorado utilities commission files unprecedented protest

For the first time in at least 25 years, state regulators move to stop a migration, saying the interstate power provider has too much unfinished business here