U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, NREL chief Martin Keller and Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette break ground on a new research lab at NREL in Golden on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

Coronavirus has led to a boom in single-use plastics. NREL is launching a new effort to upcycle them.

Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette was in Golden for the groundbreaking where he pledged the Trump administration’s support for renewable energy efforts, despite proposed budget cuts

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

Unemployed and nearly homeless, jobless Coloradans whose benefits are on hold are crying for help

The state labor department just OK’d 6,000 cases on hold, leaving another 7,800 still waiting. Those stuck in an overwhelmed unemployment system struggle with basic survival.

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Retailers are seeing spike in backcountry gear sales. That has avalanche educators, search teams worried.

As ski resorts announce plans to manage crowds, avalanche equipment sales are soaring, leaving search and rescue teams and land managers bracing for record crowds exploring snowy mountains.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Cory Gardner has voted to confirm 98% of Trump’s judicial nominees as decision on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat looms

The Republican U.S. senator from Colorado has said “no” to just four of President Donald Trump’s 214 federal judge nominations