A hundred miles east of Denver is a rise that, at around 5,900 feet, is the highest point between Denver and Kansas City -- or between Denver and Chicago, or between Denver and New York, depending on who's doing the measuring and who's doing the bragging. This rise marks what has traditionally been ... More >>
A single injection well in Weld County, used to dispose of millions of gallons of produced water from fracking operations, has been linked to 500 minor earthquakes in the area over a seven-week period since early June, according to University of Colorado researchers who've been monitoring seismic ac ... More >>
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 >>
Little meth house on the prairie.
The effort to reclaim a historic mining district has consumed years and millions of dollars. But will it hold water?
Besieged by crowds and Front Range pollution, Colorado's premier national park is a vanishing wilderness.
Rich in wildlife and natural resources, the Roan Plateau survived the last energy boom. Will this one destroy it?
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Who paid what to clean up Lowry Landfill? That's confidential.
The city thought it had settled any questions about the Lowry Landfill. The truth is a toxic shocker.
As the South Platte flows out of Colorado, the water wars continue.
Rocky Flats was designed to produce plutonium triggers for nuclear bombs. But what it really produced was waste -- lots of hazardous waste.
From the week of June 22.
How're you gonna keep those biosolids down on the farm?
A gem of a story about diamond mines--real and fake!
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.
Over fifty years after these boys first set sail, their ship has finally come in.
Diamond Shamrock's pipeline isn't built yet, but it's already brought a flammable mixture to Elbert County politics.
AT THIS NORTHWEST DENVER WAKE, A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL--EVEN THE GUEST OF HONOR.