Articles By Lauren Irwin

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Only two coal-fired power plants in Colorado are set to operate past 2030 after Craig Station shutdown date is unveiled

Xcel is the only utility in Colorado with large, coal-fired power plants set to operate past 2030.

Culture Primary category in which blog post is published

How a new community of Black artists was born out of Denver’s police brutality protests

What started with volunteers spraying “Black Lives Matter” on temporary plywood boxes became a full-fledged exhibit in Denver’s Civic Center park

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Coronavirus’ latest victim: Colorado’s election night watch parties

The Democrats running in the U.S. Senate primary will gather with supporters virtually. Political strategists say they’ll be glued to their computers at home -- still dressed up and still having a drink or two.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

One-third of Colorado is now in a severe drought, mostly in the south

58 out of 64 counties are experiencing drier than normal conditions and that could mean wildfire trouble and result in crop losses

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Planning for drought has made Colorado whitewater rafting companies ready to weather coronavirus

Adding lodging and land adventures, like ziplines, via ferrata and art classes, has helped outfitters keep their place as outdoor economic engines, even when weather and illness make it tough.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

How Colorado will run an election amid the coronavirus and what it means for the June primary

The need for social distancing may lead to delays in reporting ballot returns for June 30 primary, county clerks warn

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Larimer County coal-fired power plant will close 16 years early as Colorado speeds move toward renewable energy

Shut down of Rawhide Unit 1 leaves only a few big coal burning plants in Colorado without retirement dates as utilities feel pressure from customers, government to meet climate goals

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Where Hickenlooper and Romanoff split on major policies in Democratic U.S. Senate primary

Health care, the Green New Deal and the electoral college are three areas where the candidates disagree

News Primary category in which blog post is published

“It’s incredibly important we all get counted”: Rural Colorado’s Census response rates are lagging

Coronavirus concerns mean that door-to-door follow-up by Census takers in Colorado won’t begin until August