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Trump administration: Climate change not a threat to rare wolverine found in Colorado

A federal judge four years ago had blocked an attempt to withdraw protections that were first proposed in 2010, pointing to evidence from government scientists that wolverines were “squarely in the path of climate change."

Environment

Judge’s forceful rejection of Trump’s ban on visa workers may come too late for Colorado ski resorts

A district court ruling suspends a ban on J-1 and H-2B visa workers, opening doors for ski areas that rely on the seasonal immigrant workers. But resorts that typically have visa employees on deck by fall are seeing surging applications from locals.

Crime and Courts

Montana governor asks court to block actions by Trump’s land boss, William Perry Pendley

A federal judge last month ousted Bureau of Land Management Deputy Director William Perry Pendley from his post as acting director

News

Jared Polis wishes Trump a full recovery, but says White House “didn’t have strong enough precautions”

The Colorado governor says the president’s infection shows the need for mask-wearing and social distancing

Coronavirus

After lawsuit from Colorado and other states, Utah asks Trump administration to delay decision on tapping Lake Powell

Utah cited the need to consider roughly 14,000 public comments on a draft environmental impact statement, released in June by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, for the Lake Powell pipeline project

Environment

Opinion: Selling public lands to balance the federal budget is not a choice for Coloradans

Opinion Columns

Tribes’ ancestral remains return home from Finland to Colorado’s Mesa Verde National Park

A Swedish researcher unearthed the remains of about 20 people and more than two dozen funerary objects from southwestern Colorado in 1891

News

Colorado, five other states promise lawsuits if feds fast-track approval of Utah’s Lake Powell Pipeline project

Decades of collaborative agreements between the states that rely on the Colorado River could be threatened by the Trump Administration plan to expedite review of Utah’s diversion project

Environment

Drilling, mines and other projects hastened by Trump’s coronavirus order

Projects to be fast-tracked include the Lake Powell water pipeline in Utah; wind farms in New Mexico and off the Massachusetts coast; and mining projects in Nevada, Idaho, Colorado and Alaska.

Environment

CDC directs halt to most evictions through 2020 to prevent more coronavirus spread

Colorado officials said they were reviewing the order. Gov. Jared Polis' office said it was trying to determine "if it will really help Coloradans or is just empty words."

Coronavirus

Trump’s ban on visa workers breathes new life into college-age ski bumming in Colorado’s resort towns

Ski area operators are reporting a surge in applications from college students and locals as hiring strategies, operational plans shift in the pandemic.

Business

Some unemployed Coloradans will see Trump’s extra $300 a week benefit starting in mid September. But it won’t last.

The president’s Lost Wages Assistance will only help people who have already filed for unemployment. And the Trump administration only provided Colorado enough money to last three weeks.

Business

William Perry Pendley, acting head of Bureau of Land Management, hangs on despite nixed nomination

Colorado's Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner refused to say if he supported Pendley or not

Politics and Government

Colorado attorney general in discussions with other states about legal action to protect U.S. Postal Service

The talks come as fears over the Trump administration’s degradation of the Postal Service ahead of the November election have reached a fever pitch

Politics and Government

Colorado to extend state benefits to the unemployed for 13 more weeks

Gov. Jared Polis planning to apply to FEMA for $300 bonus weekly unemployment pay through President Donald Trump's executive order

Business

Trump’s order to extend unemployment benefits could cost Colorado $31.1 million a week — money it doesn’t have

Meanwhile, the state’s unemployment trust fund will run out of money this month while there are still nearly 311,000 workers receiving jobless benefits

EPA settles lawsuit with Utah over Gold King Mine spill

Utah’s lawsuit was one of several legal claims filed over the incident, but no other settlements have been reached, the EPA said Wednesday

Environment

Opinion: Our outdoor legacy is at risk and the Senate must act to protect our public land

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Reforms in the immigration system are urgently needed

Opinion Columns

Littwin: As feds sweep Portland streets, there’s no reason to think Denver couldn’t be next

For Trump, this is probably no more than an attempt to revive his fading re-election hopes. But in reality, sending in unwanted and unneeded and unmarked federal agents is so much worse than that.

Opinion Columns
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