Skip to contents

Environment

Environment
Environment

With food scarce, Aspen braces for possible bear invasion later this summer

There have been 78 bear-related calls to Aspen Police so far this summer, including a case where a bruin ripped open a window and entered a house.

Environment
5 minutes ago

Federal land managers plan 50% more wild mustang roundups due to Western drought

The emergency roundups that began Sunday and Monday target about 6,000 additional animals primarily in Nevada, Oregon and Colorado

Environment

It may be weeks before I-70 reopens through Glenwood Canyon after mud and rock slides

Gov. Jared Polis is preparing state and federal disaster declarations as state officials assess “extreme damage” to the highway and threats to the rail line that runs adjacent to the Colorado River

Transportation

EPA plan to truck toxic mine waste through Telluride isn’t sitting well with locals

EPA says there will be short-term pain for long-term gain from moving final tailings pile on Telluride’s Valley Floor across town to a monitored mine-waste repository. 

Environment

Colorado’s urban open space past haunts the future of development and community life

From Park Hill Golf to Westminster Farm to the Stock Show grounds, neighbors demand much from rebuilding of spaces they feel ownership in, while developers say there’s only so much they can do.

Growth

Who are parks for? Proposed housing development has Westminster neighbors fighting for space.

Some residents fear being shut out of coveted parkland as developer eyes new subdivision at “The Farm”

Growth

Congress’ bipartisan infrastructure bill includes $8.3 billion for Western water. Here’s how Colorado stands to benefit.

$300 million would go directly to carrying out the Colorado River Basin Drought Contingency Plan, $50 million of which would go to Upper Basin states, including Colorado

Politics and Government

Here’s what you need to know about Colorado air pollution — and what you can do about it

A heat wave spikes ozone levels to “Unhealthy” on the Front Range, and Sun readers have questions. We sought some of the top air experts in the state for your answers.

Environment

Adams County adopts new oil and gas regulations that critics say will effectively ban drilling

Adams is one of the first Colorado counties to adopt new drilling regulations under Senate Bill 181

Energy

Boulder County puts review of Gross Reservoir expansion on hold

The county on Tuesday said it had agreed to a Denver Water request to put the process on hold pending the outcome of a lawsuit

Environment

As drought in the West worsens, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Colorado faces a dwindling water supply

Hay and corn production is down, and the Ute Mountain Ute Farm & Ranch Enterprise had to let go 50% of its employees, half of whom are tribal members who live in Towaoc, the tribe's headquarters and main town on their reservation.

Environment

Bureau of Land Management stepping up safeguards for wild horse adoptions

The bureau estimates there are about 86,000 horses and burros on the range in 10 western states, about half of those in Nevada

Environment

Warming rivers in the western U.S. are killing fish, imperiling industry

Officials in Wyoming, Colorado, Montana and California are asking anglers to fish during the coolest parts of the day to minimize the impact on fish stressed from low-oxygen levels in warm water

Environment

Xcel Energy needs a smarter, greener electric grid. But should Colorado customers foot the $344 million bill for it?

If the Public Utilities Commission OK's Xcel’s largest ever rate increase, electric bills for Colorado customers will have increased 20% since the start of the year

Business

“We need to provide a path forward for clarity”: Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visits new Bureau of Land Management HQ in Grand Junction

Haaland said one of her first goals was to consider the well-being of the agency as she thinks about the future of its headquarters

Politics and Government

Mudslides and flash flooding along Colorado’s burn scars could cause disasters, or mere travel delays, all summer long. Here’s why.

Last year’s historic wildfire season increased the area that’s prone to flooding, causing “an abnormal year of flooding events” this year, climate researcher says.

Environment

Interior secretary, speaking in Denver, stands by Tracy Stone-Manning’s nomination to lead Bureau of Land Management

Deb Haaland is in Colorado in large part to visit the BLM’s headquarters in Grand Junction as she decides whether to keep it there

Politics and Government

New Mexico seeks restoration ideas after southwestern Colorado’s 2015 Gold King Mine spill

The projects would be funded through a proposed $1 million settlement with Sunnyside Gold Corp. and its parent companies

Environment

Rural electric co-ops get shocking estimates of the cost to break up with Tri-State Generation

Nine members of Tri-State asked what they’d have to pay to leave the association. Now they want to know the formula used to calculate the bills.

Business

One dead, three missing after flash floods sweep mud and debris from wildfire scars into Poudre Canyon

Larimer County has closed the Poudre River to all use as crews assess damage to bridges downstream of Black Hollow Creek and attempt to remove debris from the road and river.

Environment
1 of 41