Environment

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Recycling can be a hard sell in rural Colorado. That hasn’t discouraged a resourceful nonprofit effort in tiny Swink.

Clean Valley Recycling started small, but now serves three towns with curbside service and collects everything from books to building materials — all from an old sugar plant

Growth Primary category in which blog post is published

Coloradans generate 9.6 pounds of trash per person, per day. Where does it all go?

The state has 190 closed landfills and produces increasingly more waste each year. We’re not out of room, but that’s not the point.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Rural southeast Colorado loved its landfills. After a health department deal, some will finally close

Rooted in small-town independence, the operations were a low priority for understaffed health inspectors. Faced with new concerns about groundwater, four of five will shut down in Baca County alone.

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

U.S. House coalesces at 11th hour to try to save Land and Water Conservation Fund

Rep. Ken Buck, a Republican, remains the only Colorado delegate to not express support for reauthorization of the massive fund, marking a rare alignment of Colorado’s diverse D.C. delegation.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Interior Department says Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge public opening will be delayed, then quickly says it won’t

After a note from Jared Polis about plutonium testing, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke initially said the refuge opening would be delayed

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

How the Southwest’s drought has led to a record-breaking increase in invasive mussels on boats coming into Colorado

Lake Powell’s low water levels have given invasive mussels an easier way to latch onto boats and hitchhike into Colorado

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

How the “outdoor voter” has emerged as a potentially potent political force in Colorado

The outdoor industry chose Colorado as one of four states to plant a flag in the 2018 election

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Aspen Skiing Co. takes leap in its political activism by targeting 3 Republican U.S. senators in new ad campaign

The glitzy resort has been active politically behind the scenes for years, but dives into partisan politics with this new effort -- and is risking alienating customers

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado is due for a new state park, but officials hope it won’t take 27 years to develop like the last one

Emboldened by legislation that OK’d increases to fees and licenses, Colorado Parks and Wildlife begins new park planning with access, funding and partnerships on its mind