Growth

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Western U.S. faces reckoning over water, but avoids cuts for now

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is expected to release projections Friday that suggest Lake Powell and Lake Mead will dip slightly in 2021

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Denver, facing unprecedented homelessness, moves ahead on family-size affordable housing with 3 new projects

The city now has 13 affordable housing projects in the pipeline as a recession begins and unemployment skyrockets

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Purgatory and Silverton Mountain float interest in Silverton’s community ski hill

Two southwest Colorado ski area operators are interested in working with the Town of Silverton to grow the remote community’s Kendall Mountain ski area into a year-round amenity

Both Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper claim credit for Colorado’s economy. But how much do they deserve?

The state’s economy has boomed over the past decade. The reasons behind that growth are complicated.

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Conservationists cap 30-year preservation effort with protection of Banded Peak Ranch in southern Colorado

Landscape-scale conservation of entire drainages in Colorado -- like the 10 ranches along southern Colorado’s Navajo River -- could become more common with fully funded Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

“The great urban exodus:” Colorado resort towns see flood of second-home buyers, burst in school enrollment

Schools in Aspen, Vail and Crested Butte are reporting record interest and enrollment as part-time residents relocate to their vacation homes and urban buyers flock to mountain retreats.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

A Boulder County zip code produced the nation’s most greenhouse gas per person, study says

The zip code that produced the most greenhouse gas per person was in the mountains of western Boulder County, where the 23,811 pounds per person is 18 times higher than in the San Francisco zip code

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s governor extends order requiring 30-day warning before an eviction

While the extended order doesn't outlaw evictions, it's aimed at giving tenants more time to secure enough money to prevent being removed from their homes.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Proposal to shrink Holy Cross Wilderness, increase water storage draws hundreds of comments

Environmentalists are lining up against the plan to benefit Aurora, Colorado Springs and some Western Slope interests. The fight, they say, “will be as big as the Two Forks fight was.”