Environment

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U.S. Forest Service ranks protecting Colorado’s Sweetwater Lake high on its list of funding priorities

A promise of support from the Land and Water Conservation Fund bolsters the year-long campaign to protect the Garfield County lake and its surrounding acres from development

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Tri-State’s clean energy battles with two Colorado electric co-ops now threaten the utility’s finances

A week-long hearing is set before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission in an attempt to determine reasonable exit fees for United Power and La Plata Electric Association

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The largest Arctic science expedition in history finds itself on increasingly thin ice because of coronavirus

COVID-19 is just one of many setbacks for hundreds of scientists, including one from Colorado, pursuing critical climate questions in the world’s most remote and inhospitable environment

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado now owns Fishers Peak, but funds to build the newest state park are in coronavirus limbo

In a deal that closed in a Broomfield park, Colorado took title to the ranch that will be the newest state park. Developing it, however, will take some financing creativity as budgets are slashed under pandemic pressures.

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To reach sustainable wild horse levels, feds say it will take more than $1 billion and years of work

The Bureau of Land Management’s latest plans envision capturing 200,000 mustangs over the next two decades

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E-bike access riling Colorado public lands users as BLM plans rule to open non-motorized trails

Thousands of comments highlight the divisive rule that requires e-bike access to all BLM and National Park Service trails used by traditional bikes.

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Wildfire base camps are prone to coronavirus outbreaks, government report says

The U.S. Forest Service's draft risk assessment predicts that even in a best-case scenario nearly two dozen firefighters could be infected with COVID-19 at a camp with hundreds of people

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado sewage treatment plants are examining your poop for coronavirus clues. Seriously.

Humans begin to shed coronavirus in their feces within three days of infection, which could provide a heads up on outbreaks. At least three Colorado water treatment systems are studying poo for warning signs.

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How will America keep wildfire crews safe from coronavirus during what’s expected to be a tough season of blazes?

Federal and state agencies have been scrambling to plan for wildland firefighting since the coronavirus took hold in the U.S.