Posted inEnvironment, News, Transportation

Electric school buses are in Colorado’s future. But districts need help paying for them.

One by one, the big yellow diesel-powered school buses shuttling kids back and forth in Colorado districts are rumbling along on their final routes and, after many thousands of miles, belching their last plumes of exhaust.  With increasing concerns about the harmful effects of school bus tailpipe emissions on both children’s health and the environment, […]

Posted inNews, Outdoors

Southwest Colorado is home to one of America’s oldest bicycle races. It takes an army to keep the wheels moving.

DURANGO – After finishing her first bike race during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic over the weekend, 4-year-old Lexi Cowan was grinning ear to ear. When asked how long she’s been riding bikes, she said, “10 years, I think.” In a town that boasts one of the oldest bicycle races in America, Durango’s next generation […]

Posted inBusiness, Climate, News, Wildfire

Durango & Silverton railroad will pay feds $20 million for 416 fire damage, stop using coal to power summer trains

By Aedan Hannon, The Durango Herald The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and its parent company, American Heritage Railways, will pay $20 million to settle a federal lawsuit stemming from the 416 fire. Separately, lawyers for 40 La Plata and San Juan county businesses and landowners that sued the tourist railway to recoup losses […]

Posted inClimate, Environment, News, Water

Federal government, Colorado and mining company reach $90 million settlement in Gold King mine spill

By James Anderson, The Associated Press Colorado, the U.S. government and a gold mining company have agreed to resolve a longstanding dispute over who’s responsible for continuing cleanup at a Superfund site that was established after a massive 2015 spill of hazardous mine waste that fouled rivers with a sickly yellow sheen in three states. […]