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A Western Slope community wants to move beyond its coal legacy. The Trump Administration wants “energy dominance.”

The final BLM plan for managing multiple uses on federal land in the Uncompahgre Plateau unveiled earlier this month did not limit oil and gas development in the North Fork Valley.

Energy
The BLM's new resource management plan for the Uncompahgre Plateau expands energy production opportunities in places like the North Fork Valley. (Provided by Mason Cummings, The Wilderness Society)

Colorado reaches 193 coronavirus-related deaths, including college student; first prison inmate tests positive

“There are more victims ahead of us than there are behind us," Gov. Jared Polis said at a news conference. “We know that there are many more losses ahead.”

Coronavirus

Our “family” needs to come together and heed the lessons taught by coronavirus

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

The Western Slope’s outdoor recreation economy had everything but a bachelor’s degree. Colorado Mesa is changing that.

Bonsai Designs boss Sarah Shrader sparked development of a new outdoor recreation industry studies program to help create the next generation of business leaders.

Outdoors

Speciality drugs are saving lives in Colorado and beyond. But who should pay for them?

High-profile cases in Colorado expose the disconnect between drug manufacturers and insurance companies in the era of personalized medicine

Health

Colorado regulators approve tougher oil and gas air rules, ending statewide disparity

The regulations would require more frequent inspections for leaks for facilities within 1,000 feet of homes, schools and other public facilities, officials said

Energy

Top Bureau of Land Management employees face deadline on Grand Junction HQ move

The Bureau of Land Management’s planned headquarters relocation to Grand Junction will net the city 27 jobs

Politics and Government

Bureau of Land Management to give land to Colorado to settle debt dating back to 1876

Federal officials say the transfer would satisfy the debt it owed Colorado in 1876 under the Statehood Act.

News

Grand Junction weapons company to pay $1 million for selling Army subpar grenade launchers

Capco LLC supplied the Army with M320 grenade launchers between July 2016 and March 2018 even though company officials knew the launchers’ barrels did not meet specifications

Crime and Courts

The Western Slope economy was already improving. Then Opportunity Zones added a power boost.

Montrose and Grand Junction are at the forefront of new investment through the tax program created to bolster growth in rural and low-income areas.

Business

Scattering BLM will be good for policy, boss William Pendley says. Not with him at the helm, advocacy groups argue.

Former head of conservative Lakewood-based legal foundation says he’s a good Marine, following orders of President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

Environment

Lockheed Martin sniffs around for space in Grand Junction

With recent BLM win, Western Slope city hopes to land a piece of aerospace

Business

A Western Colorado professor’s mosquito book created so much buzz that it brought him to tears

Timothy Winegard’s book, “The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator,” hit the New York Times bestseller list in early August

Coloradans

BLM signs lease for its headquarters in Grand Junction, stoking concern

The Bureau of Land Management has signed a lease agreement in Colorado to solidify relocation of its headquarters from the District of Columbia.

Politics and Government

Why the head of the U.S. Patent Office is interested in artificial intelligence, false trademarks and the Western Slope

The Denver branch of the federal Patent and Trademark Office now has 209 employees, compared to 29 in the entire state five years ago

Business

Colorado liftmaker Leitner-Poma entering boom as ski industry battles heat up and cities seek to innovate

Massive investments in resort infrastructure are one part of the surge, but the Grand Junction-based company also sees a future in solving urban traffic problems with its gondola systems

Outdoors

The Palisade Plunge (and its 6,000-foot descent) will be one of Colorado’s crown jewels

A diverse group of partners has worked for more than a decade to create a 34-mile trail that is destined to be one of the top mountain bike destinations in the country

Outdoors

Trump administration says moving BLM to the West will save money, improve decisions

Environmental groups, however, say it will make the bureau a less important part of President Donald Trump's administration.

Politics and Government

BLM will move 27 jobs from Washington to Grand Junction, 54 more to Lakewood as part of HQ relocation

While the job number for Grand Junction might not be eye-popping, the people who are slated to move there are top-level brass

Politics and Government

Adjusting to life under tariffs, Jefferson County and Grand Junction are pursuing a solution that’s still proving itself in Colorado

A foreign-trade zone designation could allow businesses in the areas to defer or bypass federal import taxes. But the tool is still proving itself on the Front Range.

Business
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