Give Rex Tillerson some credit. At least the ExxonMobil CEO has avoided claiming that global warming isn't real, the way tobacco executives used to pretend lung cancer was just some weird, wacky, luck-of-the-draw disease that had no linkage to massive consumption of their product. Tillerson just h ... More >>
Diana DeGette.Denver blog posts live like kings. Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper on Diana DeGette's nods to Alice in Wonderland when discussing legislation to stop the EPA from regulating farm dust. Which it isn't doing, by the way. Free Range Longmont's Joseph Bassman asks: Do you know ... More >>
Colorado well pads. As the oil and gas industry has turned increasingly to hydraulic fracturing to extract reserves, fears about groundwater contamination from the toxic chemicals used in "fracking" have intensified. And that's prompted a $747 million spending spree by major industry players ... More >>
It's official: Colorado is high!When tax revenues are down, state legislators can feel marginalized, even redundant. Unable to fund -- hence debate, manipulate and gerrymander -- pet projects, they retreat to committee rooms or watering holes to wait for the economy to recover. In their quest ... More >>
Last week, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment tried to counter media-fueled fears about radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan creating health risks here. Today, that job just got more difficult. The CDPHE confirms that "minuscule" amounts of ... More >>
This morning, Peter Boyles spent part of his KHOW morning show wondering if we should be taking potassium iodide to protect ourselves against radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. And at this writing, the main story on the CBS4 home page asks, "Could Japan's Radi ... More >>
The Deepwater Horizon disaster keeps spilling into my inbox, more than 1,300 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, where there's "oil for miles and miles," Attorney General Eric Holder lamented yesterday in New Orleans. Denver is more than 1,300 miles from the Big Easy, but the disaster has spilled ... More >>
Mark MangerFort Lyon inmates say they faced asbestos exposure in maintenance operations. A recent story in the Topeka Capital-Journal about a 2005 renovation at a Kansas women's prison has a familiar ring to it. Inmates and corrections employees have long claimed that they were forced to rem ... More >>
Now we know why Gene Shalit seems to love so many awful movies.The amount of coverage generated by our quest for a medical-marijuana dispensary reviewer has proven conclusively that national media outlets such as the New York Times to National Public Radio have a heretofore unimagined ganja o ... More >>
U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Babcock has at last issued a ruling denying a motion for acquittal or new trial filed by attorneys for William Orr, the alternative fuel entrepreneur whose battles with the EPA led to a guilty verdict on 23 counts of fraud and tax charges in Babcock's courtoom la ... More >>
Executive Recycling CEO Brandon Richter as seen on 60 Minutes. "Damning 60 Minutes Report Focuses on Denver-area Recycler," a blog published yesterday, offers a look at "The Wasteland," an investigation overseen by CBS correspondent Scott Pelley into the illegal dumping of American e-waste. The de ... More >>
Bill Orr. Our September 4 feature, "Nobody’s Fuel," delves into inventor Bill Orr’s efforts to develop a cheap, octane-boosting gas additive that could save the nation hundreds of thousands of barrels of auto fuel a day, and the criminal investigation and conviction that resulted. The governme ... More >>
The City of Denver just loves to stare at itself in the mirror and marvel at how green it has become. “Mirror, mirror on the wall: Who’s the greenest of them all?” it asks, while turning around to see how its ass looks in these new post-consumer-material jeans. No matter that it’s not wearin ... More >>
Things aren't looking too hot right now over at the Bob Schaffer campaign. Dogged by questions about his "fact-finding" missions to the Northern Mariana Islands, mocked for putting Mount McKinley in a campaign ad instead of Pikes Peak, the Senate hopeful has a fresh problem on his hands: the verdict ... More >>
We all knew the DPL's Central Library on 13th and Broadway is a great place to look at porn and catch a sink-shower when you're feeling a little ripe. But a place to bring your chemistry set? At 12:49 p.m., Denver Fire responded to the library on a hazardous materials call and quickly identified se ... More >>
Doors Open Denver peeks into the city's history.
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 >>
Sorting out the payday in Denver's new recycling plan.
This Rocky Flats movie gets glowing reviews.
Skankin' it up with Bucket Hingley of the Toasters.
Rampaging bears! Rampaging Buffs! Criminals in the buff! It happened here... unfortunately.
The sounds of silence at CU.
Commander Chainsaw leads his troops into the depths of an abandoned Titan 1 Missile silo.
The Cherry Creek Shooting Center finds itself under the gun.
A Fish Story
Listing to the right
A media column about secondhand smoke stirs up a cloud of controversy.
Even though the EPA says Denver's air is getting cleaner, the odor lingers on.
Can't You Hear the Whistle Blowing?
From the week of August 24
Kaiser-Hill says it can do the job by 2006. But will Rocky Flats ever come clean?
Montclair residents want Lowry to clean up a mess before it becomes a household problem.
When a Denver gas company started drilling wells in Las Animas County, it brought bad feelings to the surface.
Glenn Miller may rope back the land near Vail that he lost in bankruptcy court.
The high-stakes real estate maneuvering behind Vail's newest expansion dreams.
Mining made history in Victor. But will a new gold rush devour its future?
THE HONEYMOON'S LONG OVER FOR EX-EPA CHIEF ANNE BURFORD AND HER LATE HUSBAND--BUT THE DIVORCE IS FOREVER.
A SPARKLING STANDLEY LAKE--AND A BOATLOAD OF PROTESTORS--GREET OLYMPIC FESTIVAL ATHLETES.
THE FIRM HIRED TO RUN COLORADO'S CONTROVERSIAL NEW EMISSIONS PROGRAM HAS MADE A KILLING GAUGING THE POLITICAL WINDS.
THE GOVERNMENT HAS A LESSON FOR GRADE-SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS AND THEIR STUDENTS: THERE'S NOTHING TO FEAR FROM ROCKY FLATS.
IN A STRANGE SUPERFUND TWIST, POLLUTERS SAY CLINTON'S CLEANUP PLAN IS "PRO-BUSINESS."