SUPERIOR – Out one window was bright sunshine. Out the other, wildfire smoke billowing over pastures. Brenda Leighton started grabbing things as she scrambled through her house of 18 years in Superior’s Sagamore neighborhood. A couple pieces of jewelry. A few mementos. It was her first-ever evacuation. One she never imagined. “When I opened my […]
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No, there’s no evidence ivermectin can cure COVID. But can it fight West Nile virus in Colorado?
Brian Foy just wants to get this out of the way: This is not a story that has anything to do with COVID. Sure, this story is about a novel use of ivermectin, the common deworming medicine that is now the subject of rapturous internet theories — all unproven — that it is a magic […]
What’s Working: Colorado economists share 2022 forecasts on meat, apartments, video games and more
The annual crystal ball of Colorado’s economy swirled this week as economists and industry experts shared what is in store for the new year as part of the 2022 Colorado Business Economic Outlook, produced by the University of Colorado Boulder. “We’re pretty bullish overall on the macro economy,” Richard L. Wobbekind, associate dean of business […]
Skilled workers are needed in the San Luis Valley. A new college program could be an answer.
Codi Fonk loves watching the machines he helps design come to life. Fonk, 23, is an apprentice engineer at Formation Ag in the San Luis Valley, where he designs and tests components for massive equipment used in hemp farming. “It’s a dream job,” Fonk said. “I love what I do.” He considers himself lucky: He […]
A Colorado family tried to save their cattle ranch by betting big on rare birds. It’s paying off.
LAMAR — The day that Dallas May started to feel his family ranch’s fortunes solidify, after more than 40 years of raising cattle, was the day he got in his pickup to chase what appeared to be two poachers carrying weapons the size of rocket launchers. It turned out they were international bird experts from […]
U.S. issues its 1st passport with “X” gender marker after lawsuit filed by Colorado resident
By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press The United States has issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation — a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who don’t identify as male or female — and expects to be able to offer the option to nonbinary, intersex and gender-nonconforming people early next […]
From sky to bedrock, researchers near Crested Butte are resetting what we know about water in the West
CRESTED BUTTE – Eight white shipping containers, instruments spouting from the tops of some and a generator humming away in another, sit in the East River valley, on the outskirts of this mountain town, pulling data out of the air. The containers, a “mobile atmospheric observatory,” will gather bits of information over the next two […]
Denver voters passed a green roof law in 2017. Years later, the gardens have yet to sprout.
Jennifer Bousselot is nearly giddy about how her daily life as a Colorado State University horticulturist will change sometime in 2022, when rooftop green space in north Denver is finally at her disposal. Bousselot has helped design some of the most alluring features of CSU’s nearly-finished Spur campus at the National Western Center: rooftop greenhouses; […]
WHO says air pollution caps should be much tougher in Colorado, U.S.
The World Health Organization says areas like Colorado’s Front Range counties need stringent new air pollution limits, firing a daunting challenge at Colorado leaders already scrambling to catch up to less-onerous restrictions imposed by the EPA. The new WHO guidelines released Wednesday, developed by hundreds of scientists around the world, including Colorado State University environmental […]
John Temple: Jim Sheeler had his own hidden superpowers
Jim Sheeler was not a big man. His spindly frame, topped by wire glasses that always seemed slightly askew, looked like it could have been swept away by winds howling off the Flatirons towering over his beloved Boulder. But Jim’s appearance was deceiving. He had his own hidden superpowers. Jim died at the age of […]