The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is bullish on the idea of increasing water storage at Chatfield Reservoir, plunging ahead with a reallocation project that its planners believe will help meet future water needs across the metro area without diverting more supplies from the Western Slope. But a lawsu ... More >>
Earlier this week, Alan Prendergast reported from the 25th annual Rocky Mountain Energy Summit, where speaker Mike King didn't always come across like a neutral regulator for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. Several of our commenters weren't surprised -- including this one.
All the major players among the region's natural gas companies are gathering in Denver this week, celebrating the resurgence of their industry thanks to the advent of hydraulic fracturing technology -- and pondering why public opposition to fracking in Colorado and elsewhere is so fierce. It's a tec ... More >>
Picture your favorite part of Chatfield State Park. Now keep reading -- because plans to reallocate 20,600 acre-feet of the Chatfield Reservoir to prepare for Colorado's growing population could create noticeable changes in that summer staple. Outlined in an environmental impact statement by the U.S ... More >>
Philip Van CiseThis week's cover story, "A Dam Shame," looks into the controversy generated by a state dam inspector named John Redding, who raised concerns about ethical violations inside the Colorado Department of Natural Resources--and ended up paying a high price for his concern. People w ... More >>
Every presidency has its own biases about the kind of education that makes for good leaders. JFK stacked the deck with Harvard grads; Bush I and Bush II leaned toward Yalies, of course. Snobbery, Eastern elitism, Ivy Leaguism--it's been expected of the White House since the days of Woodrow Wi ... More >>
Governor Bill Ritter's colossal snit over long-brewing federal plans to drill the hell out of the Roan Plateau is just what Colorado needs right now: a Sagebrush Rebellion in reverse.
The Rocky's veteran broadcasting critic is the latest casualty of the paper's financial troubles.
Russell George, Colorado Department of Natural Resources
Rich in wildlife and natural resources, the Roan Plateau survived the last energy boom. Will this one destroy it?
Whose glass is half full?
Tempestuous political winds are blowing through Colorado's busiest forest.
Death comes for the prairie dog.
What the battle to save an obscure rodent says about the cost of front range growth.
ON THE FAR SIDE OF COUNTY LINE ROAD, DEVELOPMENT IS BOOMING--AND THE WATER LEVEL IS SINKING.WELL WISHERS DOUGLAS COUNTY IS RUNNING OUT OF GROUNDWATER--BUT ITS RIVER OF DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES IS FLOWING STRONG.
FOR YEARS THE LEGAL BATTLE OVER THE TAYLOR RANCH PITTED THE LOCALS AGAINST A WEALTHY OUTSIDER. NOW THEY'RE FIGHTING THE STATE--AND EACH OTHER.THIS LAND IS MY LAND FOR SALE: 77,000 ACRES. COLORFUL HISTORY. EASY ACCESS TO LOCAL RANGE WAR. INQUIRE WITHIN.