Western Slope

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

Churches as empty as the tomb: Coloradans adapt to celebrate Easter together as coronavirus forces them apart

Driven from their sanctuaries by public health orders banning large gatherings of people to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Western Slope churches bridged virtual and in-person worship to celebrate Easter early Sunday morning

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado regulators approve tougher oil and gas air rules, ending statewide disparity

The regulations would require more frequent inspections for leaks for facilities within 1,000 feet of homes, schools and other public facilities, officials said

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

White House threatens veto of CORE Act, the massive Colorado public lands bill splitting the state’s congressional delegation

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, a Cortez Republican whose district would be most affected by the bill, also says he cannot support the legislation in its current form and will be voting against it

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

50 years ago a nuclear bomb was detonated under the Western Slope to release natural gas. Here’s how poorly it went.

The Rulison explosion was larger than the one that devastated Hiroshima. “They truly believed they could play God,” said a man who protested the experiment.

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Why the head of the U.S. Patent Office is interested in artificial intelligence, false trademarks and the Western Slope

The Denver branch of the federal Patent and Trademark Office now has 209 employees, compared to 29 in the entire state five years ago

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Sweet corn put Olathe on the map, but seeds of economic revival didn’t take

Olathe Sweet Corn Festival has moved to Montrose and the town still is wrestling with troubling changes back in the ‘80s that spurred grower John Harold to pitch ‘Olathe Sweet’ to the world.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado question pitting ranchers vs. wolf advocates is heading for supermarket parking lots

Supporters will need 124,632 signatures by Dec. 13 to ask voters next year whether the predator should be reintroduced to the Western Slope. They’ll start gathering them this week.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

All the classes, none of the Boulder: CU offers computer science degrees on Western Slope

Western Colorado University in Gunnison latest to sign on to program offering smaller classes, lower tuition for computer science and engineering education

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Bureau of Land Management more likely to relocate to Denver than Grand Junction, Polis says

Grand Junction has been pushing hard to secure the public land agency’s new home, which local leaders think could bring more than $30 million in annual economic impact