Author Archives: Nicole Cowan

Roaring Fork Watershed Snowpack Way Down

Carbondale—The Roaring Fork Watershed continues to lag behind average levels for this time of year. According to the latest snowpack and river report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the SWE or Snow Water Equivalent on McClure Pass is 13 percent … Continue reading

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Bad News for Colorado River Supplies

Las Vegas—We may be enjoying sunny, winter days but it’s bad news for the Colorado River Basin. The first forecast of the year from the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City paints a bleak picture for the seven western … Continue reading

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New Colorado Laws

Undated—If you were earning minimum wage in Colorado in 2017, you just got a hefty raise as of yesterday. Thanks to a new law that went into effect with the new year, Colorado’s minimum wage went from $7.18 an hour … Continue reading

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Wildfires Burn up Ski Area Budgets

Aspen—The next time you complain about buying a lift ticket at your local ski resort, remember one thing; a good chunk of that money is going toward fighting wildfires elsewhere. During the 2017 fiscal year, the White River National Forest, … Continue reading

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Hanging Lake Management Plan Moves Forward

Glenwood Springs—615 hikers per day. That’s the maximum number the White River National Forest is sticking with for the Hanging Lake Trail. The forest service released the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Hanging Lake Management Plan. District Ranger Aaron Mayville … Continue reading

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11 Governers Try to Save DACA Program

Columbus, Ohio—While DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program remains up in the air, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Ohio Governor John Kasich say dozens of young people are losing protective status every day in their states. Hickenlooper, … Continue reading

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Grand Avenue Bridge Project Updates – 12/12

GAB Project Update The north crosswalk at the intersection of Eighth Street and Grand Avenue is now open. The east side of Seventh Street from Cooper Avenue to the pedestrian bridge crossing is now open for public parking. Night Work Continues … Continue reading

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Western Slope Coal Lease Expansions Approved

Grand Junction—Western Colorado’s struggling coal industry just received a vote of support from the federal government. The U.S. Forest Service approved expansions of two coal leases that would allow a mine to access land beneath the Sunset Roadless Area. The … Continue reading

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Colorado Fire Deployed to Southern California

Lakewood—Weary firefighters in Southern California are getting some help from Colorado.  Yesterday 17 fire engines were sent to CalFire’s staging area in Chino along with several firefighters to battle the numerous, blazes that have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced … Continue reading

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SkiCo Employees Waiting to Work, Still Being Fed

Aspen—There’s not enough snow but there’s plenty of food for resort workers in Aspen.  The Aspen Skiing Company is once again serving dinner to seasonal employees who are waiting anxiously for the snow to fall and the season to begin.  … Continue reading

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