Posted inEnvironment, Politics and Government, Transportation

Opinion: Why the zero emission vehicle standard matters — and what it means for Colorado

Expanded vehicle choice and more electric vehicles on Colorado roads will help provide air quality, health, and economic benefits across the state. Multiple studies show that Colorado will see significant economic benefits with higher levels of electric vehicle adoption, including driver savings, downward pressure on electric rates which benefits all ratepayers, and emissions reductions. Colorado […]

Posted inNews, Politics and Government

Colorado voters will be able to cast their presidential primary ballots on the same day as New Hampshire’s

Iowa and New Hampshire are synonymous with presidential primary politics, serving as a litmus test for candidates in every election cycle.   But they’ll need to make room for Colorado, too.  Colorado voters will be among the first able to cast presidential primary ballots in 2020. That’s because mail-in ballots will be sent to voters 22 […]

Posted inColoradans, News, Outdoors

10-year-old Glenwood Springs girl “overwhelmed” after climbing Yosemite’s El Capitan

By Olga R. Rodriguez, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A 10-year-old Colorado girl scaled Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan and may have become the youngest person to climb one of the most celebrated and challenging peaks in the world. Selah Schneiter of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, completed the 3,000-foot (910 meters) climb of the vertical […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News, Politics and Government

Here are all the lawsuits against the Trump administration Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has joined

Democrat Phil Weiser became Colorado’s attorney general on Jan. 8, elected on a promise to serve as a check on President Donald Trump’s administration. He has wasted little time in filing legal challenges against White House policies and initiatives. So far, he has either filed or signed onto at least 14 lawsuits against the Trump […]

Posted inEnvironment, News, Politics and Government

The plan to protect the Colorado River still isn’t done. Now what?

By Felicia Fonseca, The Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Another federal deadline passed Monday for seven states in the U.S. West to wrap up work on a plan to ensure the drought-stricken Colorado River can deliver water to the 40 million people and farms that depend on it. The states — Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, […]

Posted inEnvironment, News, Politics and Government

More electric vehicles will likely be available in Colorado after a new executive order from Gov. Polis

Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday signed a sweeping executive order aimed at increasing the number of zero-emission vehicles in Colorado, a move that’s expected to mean more electric cars will be available for purchase in the state and which sets Colorado on a path to be aligned with California’s standards. Polis also directed transportation officials […]

Posted inNews, Politics and Government, Wildfire

The government shutdown is taking a toll on wildfire preparations across the West

By Gillian Flaccus, The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year’s fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history. The winter months are critical for wildfire managers who use […]

Posted inBusiness, Energy, Environment, Health, News, Outdoors, Transportation

Here’s why more electric vehicles, including a future Subaru, may become available in Colorado — or not

The sales of electric and hybrid vehicles continue to rise in Colorado. And to no surprise, the top-selling model this year is a crossover-SUV, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. But that’s a hybrid, so gas power kicks in when needed. Pure electric vehicles, especially SUVs and pickups, are a much rarer breed at area auto dealerships […]