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Evraz is selling its Pueblo and North American operations as it faces sanctions for ties with Russia

One of Pueblo’s biggest employers, Evraz Plc, is looking to get out of North America, which includes ending its ownership in steel mills in the city. The company is one of Russia’s largest steel and mining companies and acquired Pueblo’s mill in 2007. But since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the company has come under […]

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Dozens of Ukrainian refugees have found a temporary home in a Polish palace. A Colorado coalition is paying for their stay.

Each week, Valeria Baklanovski’s aunt stops by her family’s apartment and waters the flowers. They’re one of the few remaining signs of life in their home in Ukraine, still blooming at a time their city has shriveled under occupation by Russian forces. It’s been more than two months since Baklanovski and her parents fled Kherson, […]

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Opinion: The answer to Russia’s aggression isn’t more oil. It’s different energy

Vladimir Putin’s war of aggression in Ukraine has made it abundantly clear that our fossil fuel-dependent economy jeopardizes our national security as hostile foreign leaders weaponize their energy resources. Similarly, the rapidly intensifying climate crisis, which is causing widespread disruption with no place on earth escaping the impacts of rising temperatures and increasingly extreme weather, […]

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The story — and the mission — behind the Ukrainian artwork about to be sold in Denver

Maria Manuilenko was carrying lots of cash — and 10 suitcases filled with expensive artwork — when she got stranded at the Ukraine-Poland border. She had spent weeks collecting paintings made by Ukrainian artists, and had plans to bring them back to the United States, where they would be sold to support the artists and […]

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A European climate change delegation visits Colorado. What did they say, and what did they hear?  

Colorado and European Union climate and energy leaders are eager to exchange visitors on policy scouting trips to their equally desirable destinations. Never a shortage of volunteers.  If they were expecting breezy tours of sightseeing highlights and fact-free nights on the town, Tuesday was a bracing wakeup call: This Colorado summit with the EU is […]

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Opinion: Independence from oil will bring “energy independence” from Russia

Ten years before Russia invaded Ukraine, Clifford Krauss, writing in the New York Times, assured readers “US Inches Toward Goal of Energy Independence.”  More recently, in the immediate aftermath of the invasion, America’s oil and gas industry, never one to let an international humanitarian crisis go unexploited, saw the chance to refresh its recurring initiative […]