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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 […]

Posted inClimate, Energy, Environment, News

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 […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

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 […]

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Opinion: Colorado oil and gas could help America break free of Russian energy

It was a little more than a month ago when Russia, a longtime oil titan, invaded Ukraine. Today, gas prices are soaring as an international tragedy unfolds.  What is happening to the people of Ukraine is horrific. The humanitarian catastrophe they face is the world’s first concern. For a moment, however, I want to focus […]

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Littwin: Once again, Zelenskyy makes it impossible for anyone to ignore Putin’s war crimes

Volodymyr Zelenskyy is a dangerous man. It’s not just that Ukraine’s president is the rare leader of a country who is unafraid to admit that he has a working conscience to complement his ever-present green T-shirt.  It’s that he has the gall to insist that other world leaders should have a conscience, too.  And, as […]

Posted inBusiness, Economy, Energy, Environment, News

Pueblo’s steel mill is an American success story. And it’s owned by Russians.

The story of Pueblo’s steel mill is steeped in the lore of American industry, from its rise backed by ingenuity and perseverance to its near demise at the hands of foreign competition. The mill has risen again in recent years, modernizing operations and winning back business from overseas rivals — with the help of its […]