Despite concerns raised by the EPA and alarms sounded in a state report, Colorado officials are moving forward with a plan to divert more water from the Upper Colorado River to the Front Range -- which is why anglers, rafters, tourism interests and others will be rallying in protest on the we ... More >>
In the next few weeks, federal regulators will decide whether the Upper Colorado River needs additional protections in the face of growing demands from thirsty Front Range towns. Which is why hikers, rafters, anglers, and people interested in the economic future of Grand County will be gathering out ... More >>
"The Clear Creek Ranger District invites you to drive the highest road in North America!" says the U.S. Forest Service web page on Mount Evans. The drive offers views of "the Continental Divide, mountain goat and bighorn sheep herds, wildflowers and Bristlecone Pine trees." But stopping to lo ... More >>
In "Leadville 'Disaster' Declaration Releases Cascade of Dissent," published by the Rocky Mountain News on February 25, staffer Todd Hartman reports that a recent announcement about the dangers of toxic water collected in a closed mine tunnel near Leadville was a carefully orchestrated affair conduc ... More >>
Bush put former industry lobbyists in charge of public lands. Now a deal with a Wyoming rancher has the stewards running for cover.
This Colorado biologist became an endangered species at the Fish and Wildlife Service.
From the week of August 16, 2001
As the South Platte flows out of Colorado, the water wars continue.
Out on the plains, water is Colorado's most liquid asset.
Even in the best of times, farmers and developers fight for Colorado's water. And this summer's drought is far from the best of times.
Rocky Flats was designed to produce plutonium triggers for nuclear bombs. But what it really produced was waste -- lots of hazardous waste.
The Hopi want one of the largest coal mines in North America to stop using their groundwater. If springs and wells dry up, their ancient culture may disappear.
A new proposal could leave Animas-La Plata proponents high and dry.
Governor Romer and the lieutenant governor step into the Animas-La Plata dispute.
From dark horse to Nighthorse, it's been one hell of a ride for Ben Campbell.
The Animas-La Plata project is supposed to fulfill the government's promise to Colorado Utes. But tribal opponents worry it will leave the reservations high and dry.
As plans for a Hispanic cultural center crash, Denver's old county courthouse burns.
THESE SCIENTISTS AND COPS DIG DEEP FOR THE TRUTH. SOMETIMES THEY UNEARTH MORE.