Posted inColoradans, Energy, Environment, Health, News, Outdoors, Politics and Government

EPA announces Colorado-based office dedicated to cleaning up abandoned mines

The Environmental Protection Agency is creating a new office in Lakewood that will focus on cleaning up abandoned hardrock mining sites west of the Mississippi River, including the Bonita Peak Mining District where the Gold King Mine disaster originated in 2015.  The Office of Mountains, Deserts and Plains will be located in the EPA’s regional […]

Posted inCOVID, Education, News

Colorado College suspends most in-person learning after coronavirus prompts three dorm quarantines

Colorado College is the first higher education institution in the state to walk back in-person learning as coronavirus quarantines disrupted the campus in the fall semester’s first few weeks.  The private liberal arts school in Colorado Springs announced the decision in a letter to the campus community on Tuesday. Colorado College runs on a block […]

Posted inEnvironment, News, Wildfire

Four large wildfires burning in Colorado have cost $77 million to fight — so far

The four largest wildfires burning in Colorado have cost upwards of $77 million to fight, with more than 206,000 acres burned as of Monday morning. But despite cooler weather over the past weekend that helped firefighters make progress toward containment, there’s still a long way to go before the fire season’s tab will close out. […]