SMOKE AND HAZE TO LINGER IN COLORADO
Undated—We may not see Colorado’s clear, blue skies until October according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service. Smoke from the horrific wildfires in the the northwest that has created a persistent gray haze from Grand Junction to Fort Collins is expected to hang around until the fires are snuffed out. We may get a reprieve for a short time this week according to meteorologists with a little rain but a high-pressure system will once again trap the smoke once the rain moves out. The hazy skies are also causing headaches for travelers. Passengers at Denver International Airport are being told to prepare for 30 minute delays.
STUDY SHOWS COLORADO OIL AND GAS REVENUES PLUMMET
Boulder—Low prices and lagging drilling activity are negatively impacting Colorado’s economy according to a recent study by CU-Boulder’s Business School. Business school professor Brian Lewandowski directed the study. He says since 2000, oil and gas drilling activity has been declining steadily year after year. During the peak years, oil was going for 90 dollars a barrel. Lewandowski says we won’t see those prices again for at least another four to five years.
PARKS AND WILDLIFE TO DISCUSS STRATEGIC PLAN IN GLENWOOD
Glenwood Springs—Recreation, wildlife management, connecting people to the outdoors…those are a few of the issues addressed in the new Strategic Plan put together by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Officials with CPW are touring the state holding open houses to introduce people to the new plan and get their feedback before it’s finalized. CPW will be at the Glenwood Springs Community Center this Thursday night from 6 to 8 o’clock. The deadline for public comment is September 14th.