As drought and unbridled population expansion stretch state water demand beyond the supply, Thornton’s plan-ahead vision is blocked at every turn.
These Colorado programs are helping beginning farmers overcome huge challenges
The programs are especially critical given that farmers in the U.S. are aging faster than young farmers are getting in line to take their place. One-third of the 3.4 million American farmers are over the age of 65, according to latest Census of Agriculture.
GOP candidates in Colorado’s 8th Congressional District must balance wooing conservatives now, winning over moderates later￼
Lori Saine, Barbara Kirkmeyer, Jan Kulmann and Tyler Allcorn are battling over their Republican credentials now. But to win in November they’ll have to woo unaffiliated and Hispanic voters who may be more moderate.
Emergency alerts were a problem long before the Marshall fire, reports show
More than 10,000 calls warning residents to flee failed when the Waldo Canyon fire exploded near Colorado Springs in 2012. Thousands of people were left without warnings as flames destroyed 347 homes and killed two people. That same year, evacuation alerts were sent to the wrong phone numbers during the Lower North Fork fire — […]
COVID outbreaks have shut down some Colorado schools. Will holidays and cold weather make things worse?
When COVID-19 swept through an elementary, middle and high school in Pagosa Springs in November, many kids in Archuleta School District #50 JT once again had to abandon the classroom to learn at home. Along with shutting down the high school for five school days amid a string of staff absences, the rural southwest Colorado […]
Hiker finds remains of 4th, final victim of Colorado flood that followed Cameron Peak fire
FORT COLLINS — A hiker found the remains of the fourth and final person who died during flooding and mudslides in an area of northern Colorado that was burned by a massive wildfire, authorities said. The remains of Diana Brown, 57, of San Antonio, were found Saturday, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. She […]
Pilot killed when firefighting airplane crashes near Estes Park wildfire
A single-engine air tanker crashed Tuesday night while responding to a wildfire burning just south of Estes Park. The pilot and sole occupant of the plane was killed. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said the plane crashed at about 6:30 p.m. in the Hermit Park area. The wreckage wasn’t found until about 10 p.m. The […]
Zillow spent big in Colorado’s Front Range this summer, months before collapse of home-flipping business
The collapse of Zillow Offers — the online real estate giant’s venture into buying and selling homes — announced Nov. 2 can be traced, in one small part, to its over eagerness to invest in Colorado’s red-hot real estate market. The company bought hundreds of homes in the Front Range this summer, mostly in August […]
Colorado redistricting commissioners mull big changes to latest draft of congressional map
Blowback on a proposal that would place northwest Colorado and Boulder in the same congressional district has Colorado’s Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission considering significant changes to the latest draft of the state’s U.S. House map released Friday. That map, the first plan based on 2020 census data, would also create a southern district and draw […]
Here are the themes from meetings across Colorado on the state’s new congressional, legislative maps
East versus west versus south. Rural versus urban. County versus county. In more than 100 hours of public testimony during July and August, the two independent commissions redrawing Colorado’s congressional and legislative maps heard plenty about perceived differences among various communities. They also heard why certain cities and counties shouldn’t be split among multiple districts. […]