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Winds reached up to 100 mph as they pummeled Front Range, Eastern Plains

By Thomas Peipert, The Associated Press High winds whipped across the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, knocking out power, closing roads and highways and forcing the cancellation or delay of hundreds of flights. The National Weather Service warned of wind gusts between 60 and 80 mph along Colorado’s Front Range throughout the day and gusts of […]

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Most used wind turbine blades end up in landfills. Colorado is part of the push to make the industry greener.

STERLING — Look north from a crest of the Logan County landfill and the wind turbines on the horizon appear like tiny pinwheels slicing bitter February gusts into a renewable and ever-larger share of Colorado’s electric power. Now gaze downward, into the chasm gradually filling with a combination of loose dirt, garbage and plastic bags […]