The appointment of Callie Hendrickson to a board that helps shape the federal government's wild horse management plan has touched off a frenzy of petitions and protests by horse advocacy groups. They say the Grand Junction woman is a defender of ranching interests who's endorsed commercial slaughter ... More >>
In the stampede of controversy over efforts to remove thousands of wild horses from public lands, few states have sent out more mixed messages than Wyoming, which features a bucking bronc on its license plate and urges tourists to take a "wild horse scenic loop tour" -- while pushing the feds ... More >>
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar clearly wanted to make a splash when he unveiled his new "wild lands" policy last week--two days before Christmas (slow news week), at a press conference outside the REI flagship store, just a few steps from his old Denver office when he was a U.S. Senato ... More >>
Ken Salazar, loathsome cowboy?When Michelle Malkin moved to Colorado, Ken Salazar still represented this state in the U.S. Senate. But then Salazar left what would have been a safe seat (judging from Michael Bennet's victory over Ken Buck) to become Barack Obama's Secretary of the Interior -- ... More >>
"There's no 'UN' in Colorado!"This is shaping up to be one lively governor's race, what with GOP hopeful Dan Maes suspecting a UN agenda behind Denver's bicycle program, promising layoffs of state workers and an unshackling of the energy industry -- and claiming to have driven 5,000 miles a m ... More >>
Elyse GardnerAfter a recent workshop with the Bureau of Land Management's National Wild Horse Advisory Board, one group of activists has decided to rein in plans for a protest. Although discussion between wild horse advocates and BLM representatives ranged from cordial to markedly tense at ... More >>
"Hey, my hands are clean!"Last year, ethics in Colorado improved by 50 percent -- at least judging by Colorado Ethics Watch's list of the year's top ethical standards. After all, the 2008 edition was ten items long, but the 2009 sports just five. "We realized it had been a slow year," says ne ... More >>
Cloud, star of three documentaries--and until recently a target for the BLM roundup. The Obama administration talks tall about its fresh ideas and new directions. Especially at the Department of the Interior, where Secretary Ken Salazar has vowed to change course from the Bush years and devel ... More >>
Twenty years ago, the Rocky Flats grand jury started its search for justice. It hasn't ended yet.
Republicans rallied the troops in the Senate this morning and managed to block the much-delayed confirmation of David Hayes, Ken "New Sheriff in Town" Salazar's choice to serve as his top deputy at the Department of the Interior. In a crucial test of whether the new administration's bold break wit ... More >>
Timing is everything. Early on, as president-elect Barack Obama started filling his Cabinet, Ken Salazar's name kept surfacing -- but so did word that what the first-term senator and former Colorado Attorney General ultimately wanted was a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, and in the meantime, he wa ... More >>
The knock on Tom Strickland, during his two unsuccessful runs for the Senate, was that he was a (shudder) "lobbyist-lawyer." Not as appealing, it turned out, as folksy horse-vet Wayne Allard, whose basic charm seemed to be an almost complete absence of anything that might be described as a fres ... More >>
If you, like me, stepped out of the media bubble over the holidays, you may well have missed a curious New York Times editorial about Obama-cabinet-bound Colorado senator Ken Salazar, published under an unusual headline: "Is Ken Salazar Too Nice?" Too bad the answers provided by the piece aren't ... More >>
It's official. The Bureau of Land Management announced Monday that it will auction gas leases on 55,000 acres on top of the Roan Plateau on August 14. And Governor Bill Ritter and Senator Ken Salazar, who've been battling the BLM plan for years, are more than a little exercised over the move. Altho ... More >>
Tycoon Jack Grynberg says the energy industry has stolen millions from him -- and billions from the government. What if he's right?
The man, the legend, the ribs.
He took on big energy companies and won. So why did the feds fire him?
A DU law student sues to make the feds consider the alternatives.
Artist's vision has a global spectrum
Rich in wildlife and natural resources, the Roan Plateau survived the last energy boom. Will this one destroy it?
The Cherry Creek Shooting Center finds itself under the gun.
He came. He saw. He bought a mountain. But can Lou Pai make peace with his neighbors?
At Camp Amache, a school project reopens an ugly chapter of Colorado history.
The day the music died
The bottom line
For Linda Chavez, the devil was in the details.
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.
From the week of August 10
As spring melts into summer, water users along the St. Vrain could find themselves up the creek.
Special agents of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fight battles outdoors and in the office.
Mining made history in Victor. But will a new gold rush devour its future?
The Colorado Historical Society has collected Indian artifacts for 120 years. Now it has to give many of them back.
The feds had a bone to pick with this fossil-hunting family.
The ranger known as Mr. Longs Peak has to climb down. His friends wonder why.
A new proposal could leave Animas-La Plata proponents high and dry.
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.
WHEN A POWERFUL GOVERNMENT ATTORNEY SIGNED ON WITH A DENVER LAW FIRM, THEY BOTH EXPECTED TO CASH IN. THEN THE BOTTOM DROPPED OUT.