As the festival starts its new life this weekend, will Visit Estes Park’s mission to “professionalize it” improve it or ruin it?
People living in neighborhoods around Nederland questioned Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s efforts to stop a rash of dog killings and were told their only recourse was adaptation and protecting their pets. Right as the killings started to slow, one lion was shot.
Colorado officials have shut down what they call an illegal mining and milling operation south of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge and above Jefferson County communities, saying uncontained chemicals like cyanide for gold processing are a hazard to the public and environment. Rocky Flats Environmental Solutions, which says it is not a mining operation but […]
The state Mined Land Reclamation Board imposed a $17,000 fine on owners of the Cross and Caribou mines for water quality violations, but suspended all but $5,000 of the penalty as long as Grand Island Resources continues “good faith” efforts to install containment and cleanup equipment. The state agency’s staff largely endorsed the mining company’s […]
Roughly two months after Cross and Caribou mine operators were issued a cease-and-desist order for alleged heavy metal water pollution, the company responded by slapping Nederland town officials with a cease-and-desist order of their own. The unorthodox move came as tensions flared between concerned locals and Grand Island Resources, the company that owns the Cross […]
Owners of the Cross and Caribou mine above Nederland have warned town officials to stop disparaging the longtime gold operation for water quality violations or face $500 million in slander damages. The mine owners’ claims of disparagement by Nederland come as state reclamation officials hold a hearing Wednesday to decide fines and cleanup steps for […]
State water quality officials have issued a cease and desist order and threatened substantial fines against owners of the Caribou gold mine above Nederland because of heavy metals leaking into drinking water sources, hammering Grand Island Resources over repeated violations. The dripping heavy metals are not a current threat to Middle Boulder Creek, Barker Reservoir […]
One man dashed out of the dilapidated camper trailer as police cruisers rolled up to his encampment in the Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest. The site was trashed, with a newer — and likely stolen — catalytic converter sitting next to a fire pit filled with long stems of a marijuana plant. Happens that way all […]
NEDERLAND — Authorities say a 16-year-old skier died Monday at Eldora Mountain Resort after striking a tree — the second fatality at the resort in two days. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that first responders were unable to save the male skier, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The […]
During high school and early in college, the record of Naomi Morrow’s schools or employers doing much of anything to accommodate her impaired vision was spotty at best. Morrow, now 42, worked in a hospital laundry running the washing machines, and managers let her put colored Braille bump dots on various controls. Her parents mainstreamed […]