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 […]
Lucy Haggard was a TRENDS Reporting Fellow from August 2020 to May 2021 with The Colorado Sun.
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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 […]
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. […]