• NEWS, AUGUST 12TH GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A wildfire burning in the remote Little Bookcliffs Wilderness Study Area north of Grand Junction has grown to about 1,000 acres. Fire managers are trying to steer the Cosgrove fire away from forage land for wild horses but otherwise they’re allowing it to burn up pinon juniper that has spread to former forage ...
  • NEWS, AUGUST 10TH Rifle–Colorado U. S. Senator Mark Udall is going to bat for four Western Slope counties that are still owed 17 million dollars for impacts from drilling on the Anvil Points Naval Oil Shale Reserve. The money is nearly 30 years overdue. Senator Udall is sponsoring a bill to settle the debt once and ...
  • NEWS, AUGUST 9TH Glenwood Springs–The travel management plan for the White River National Forest may be held up for a while. The U.S. Forest Service has ordered more studies after an appeals officer denied attempts to prevent parts of the plan from being implemented. Glenwood Springs–Garfield County commissioners agreed to consider contributing another 250 thousand dollars to ...
  • NEWS, AUGUST 8TH Aspen–The grassroots effort to name the east peak of Mount Sopris has his a snag. Officials with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names says Mount Sopris is in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area which could create some problems. Aspen–An accident near Aspen claimed the life of an influential Republican Texas billionaire. ...
  • NEWS, AUGUST 5TH Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs City Council rejected a plan to impose a 20-cent fee for plastic shopping bags. The council agreed to encourage citizens to help the environment by using less plastic but said government has no right to order a fee to change behavior. Glenwood Springs–If you recently bought fresh or frozen ground ...
  • NEWS, AUGUST 3RD DENVER (AP) – Four environmental groups say a judge should dismiss a lawsuit challenging Colorado’s renewable energy standard. The groups argue in court documents that the plaintiffs don’t have standing to sue. The challengers say a Colorado law requiring larger utilities to get 30 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020 is raising consumers’ electricity costs and violating the ...
  • NEWS, AUGUST 2ND DENVER (AP) – Gov. John Hickenlooper is proposing new rules requiring oil and gas drillers to publicly disclose the ingredients of their hydraulic fracturing fluids, even though he believes there is almost no chance the fluids are contaminating water wells. Hickenlooper announced the plan today at a Colorado Oil & Gas Association conference in Denver. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Colorado ...
  • Anniversary of Big Thompson Flood DRAKE, Colo. (AP) – A 35th anniversary remembrance service for more than 140 people who lost their lives in the Big Thompson flood of 1976 is planned Sunday evening at a memorial marker near Drake. The flash flood on the Big Thompson River on July 31, 1976, swept away cars, flooded Loveland and washed out roads ...
  • Lawsuit Challenges Education Funding DENVER (AP) – Attorneys suing the Colorado government over education funding argue the system is inadequate and affecting students in the poorest communities. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed in 2005 claim the Colorado Legislature’s method of funding schools violates the state constitution’s promise to provide a “thorough and uniform” education system. The trial began Monday and ...
  • Bank Failures DENVER (AP) – Banking regulators say five Colorado bank failures this year could cost the nation’s deposit insurance fund slightly more than $1 billion. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. spokesman Greg Hernandez says that represents a fifth of the $5 billion in overall losses to the fund from bank failures through July 22. That $1 billion exceeds the ...