Business

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump administration’s effort to roll back NEPA environmental law draws ire at Denver hearing

NEPA requires federal agencies to determine if a construction or commercial project would harm the environment or wildlife. It gives the public the right of review and input.

Growth Primary category in which blog post is published

Summit County’s plan to end a conservation easement to build senior housing is riling locals and land trusts

The development-prohibiting easements theoretically last forever. Critics of the housing plan worry an exception will undermine the rule.

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

A Fort Collins chocolate maker has the world’s largest selection of single-origin bars, but that’s not its purpose

The craft chocolate world is small, confusing and pricey. But this niche wants to educate consumers about where cacao comes from and how much it really costs to grow beans and make chocolate.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

A Colorado lawmaker brought a short-term rental bill he never intended to pass. It created an uproar.

Dozens of lobbyists and lobbying firms are working on the bill, the short-term rental industry is urging people to flood the Colorado Capitol, and affordable housing advocates and local governments are celebrating

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Wins, challenges and Colorado’s national role in the growing clout of outdoor recreation

By tearing down barriers and finding agreement, Jessica Wahl is helping form a collective voice for the recreation industry in Washington, D.C.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Will Colorado’s college athletes soon be able to profit from their names and images?

If passed, Colorado’s act would become law in 2023. That presumably would allow an embattled NCAA and other collegiate sports groups to develop national standards on student athlete compensation.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado drillers, enviros near accord on groundwater protection rules. The only rub: How much to protect?

While Colorado regulators wrangle over air quality and community safety, industry and environmental groups have found lots of common ground -- beneath the surface.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado lawmakers want to crack down on companies that look like health insurers but aren’t

Rep. Susan Lontine’s bill comes after the Colorado Division of Insurance shut down a health care sharing ministry that was covering “shockingly low” amounts of its members’ bills.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

BLM withdraws western Colorado land from oil and gas lease sale

The withdrawn land is located in Mesa, Jackson, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties