Posted inClimate, Coloradans, Environment, News, Outdoors, Water

Citizen scientist records retreat of Colorado glaciers one ski run at a time

It’s the middle of summer and most people’s ski gear is packed away, but not Jonah Seifer’s. The moon is out, Denver streets are buzzing with people enjoying the cool night and Seifer is inside packing his gear to go skiing in the Front Range the following morning. He’ll begin his day carrying skis, a […]

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“A secret garden”: Hidden peonies on a farm near Pueblo became a public obsession

Just east of Pueblo, U.S. 50 stretches flat toward the plains, the glare of the sun muting the scrubby fields into dusty shades of brown and tan. It’s where the speed limit rises and you barely notice the trucking company yard, the cement plant or the wooden pallet-making company. South of the Arkansas River, where […]

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Opinion: Stimulus funds should support Colorado students in need at both public and private colleges

Our colleagues in Colorado public higher education have affirmed a call for bold action to use monies from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) to support all students in need across Colorado no matter which college or university in our state that they choose to attend.   As leaders of private Colorado higher-education institutions, we […]

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For Indigenous rights activists in Colorado, coronavirus brought momentum and pushback

Tziavii Stevens was born in Denver, and grew up mostly on a reservation in Nevada. She was the only girl on the reservation with a Paiute name. Tziavii means “the wild rose.” Stevens didn’t grow up particularly politically engaged, but that changed when she went to her first protest in Pueblo at the age of […]

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Western wildfires, drought, coronavirus boost public fears about the state of public lands, new polls shows

Public alarm over the growing threats of climate change to Western lands and waters has doubled in the past decade, and Coloradans are even more worried than their neighbors about the ongoing drought’s brutal draining of rivers and lakes, according to new results from a long-term, eight-state poll run by Colorado College.  People of color […]

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Opinion: New oil and gas rules make Colorado a leader in protecting public and the environment

Let’s set the record straight: Coloradans can’t trust the oil and gas industry to put public health and safety ahead of their bottom line. Just like any other industry, oil and gas must be held accountable in order to protect the well being of Coloradans and our environment. Thankfully, new rules governing oil and gas […]