Lisa Foster is, in many ways, a quintessential Coloradan -- someone who so loves the natural glories of the state that she wrote an entire guide book about hiking in one of her favorite places on earth, Rocky Mountain National Park.
But with such beauty comes danger. On Sunday, Foster and a hiking ... More >>
The controversy that broke last fall over Rick Perry's "Niggerhead" sign at a family hunting camp got Roger Baker, manager of Gilpin County, thinking that it was time -- long past time, actually -- to change the name of "Negro Hill." Yes, in 2011 that was still the official name of a spot near the c ... More >>
Male? Female? Both?We tend to think of water treatment safety in terms of potential harm to people.
But CU-Boulder professor David Norris is also concerned about humans' impact on fish -- specifically the way chemicals we either dump out or excrete may be feminizing male fish, or creating on ... More >>
Marcia McNutt calls the spill a "significant environmental disaster." It's official: Even with the corrective measures British Petroleum is undertaking to try to contain the oil leak flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, the massive spill has been flowing at a rate two to four times greater than o ... More >>
Getting up close and personal with Coffeyville, Kansas (click to enlarge).Finding the right map for the trip at hand has always posed certain hard choices. Do you go for one heavy on the topography contours, or one with legible road numbers? Hydrographic features or better trail markings?
I ... More >>
Charlie LoveAs detailed in this week's cover story, "Pipe Dream," Fort Collins entrepreneur Aaron Million's plan to pump massive amounts of water from the Green River in southwestern Wyoming to the thirsty Front Range has garnered opposition from lots of sources. That includes Charlie Love, a ... 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 >>
The blue square on the map represents the location of an earthquake earlier today (click to enlarge).Earlier today, an earthquake struck near Craig; the U.S. Geological Survey rates it a 3.7 magnitude temblor. That follows a 3.9 magnitude quake near Eads yesterday.
So where will nature's ven ... More >>