Climate

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Denver aims to raise awareness of steadily worsening air quality on the Front Range

Metro Denver has this year recorded the highest number of particulate warning days — the form of pollution exacerbated by wildfire smoke — in at least 10 years.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

The high cost of climate change is already straining the budgets of Colorado towns

As wildfires, avalanches and drought increase in intensity, worried city managers are planning and budgeting for better water systems and backup sources.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s drought keeps getting worse, with a quarter of the state now exceptionally dry

The long-term forecast for Colorado doesn’t look good, but experts say context is necessary.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

“Flaring” at oil and gas wells to be curtailed as Colorado regulators adopt some of nation’s strictest rules

The practice of burning off natural gas is relatively rare in Colorado, but tough rules on flaring and venting may help the state meet greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Wildfire Primary category in which blog post is published

“Worse than anything you could have imagined”: How the East Troublesome fire became so destructive

The Colorado Sun interviewed about a dozen firefighters, first responders and evacuees to piece together a timeline of the East Troublesome fire’s terrifying 100,000-acre run on Oct. 21

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado regulators probe why the coal-fired Comanche 3 power plant has been out of service for months

Xcel Energy customers have been paying for the $1.3 billion plant since it opened in Pueblo 10 years ago and now are picking up the tab for costly repairs and electricity purchased to meet summer demand

Wildfire Primary category in which blog post is published

East Troublesome fire held in Rocky Mountain National Park; two deaths confirmed

The bodies of Lyle and Marilyn Hileman, who honeymooned in Grand County in 1952, were discovered on Friday afternoon in their home near Grand Lake

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

First coronavirus, then an inferno: How schools in the East Troublesome fire’s path are scrambling to keep their students learning

Districts are pondering distance learning after many students and teachers were forced to evacuate because of the East Troublesome fire. But officials know education will take a backseat to the crises.