• North Dakota, Colorado allowed to join Wyoming lawsuit against fracking rules

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal court has allowed North Dakota and Colorado to intervene with Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging new rules for oil and gas drilling on federal land. The Obama administration announced in March that it will require companies that drill on federal lands to...

  • Group asks Colorado Supreme Court to reverse Christo artwork decision

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Rags Over the Arkansas River, also known as ROAR, has filed a brief asking the Colorado Supreme Court to reverse its decision to allow an art installation that would cover six miles of the river with fabric panels. ROAR argued in its brief that the Colorado Parks Board's actions and...

  • Colorado forest service gives 5,000 trees to Black Forest homeowners

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The Colorado State Forest Service and the Arbor Day Foundation have donated 10,000 trees to residents of Black Forest in El Paso County and the Big Thompson Canyon in Larimer County. Five thousand trees will go to each community. In Black Forest, the trees will be given to homeowners...

  • Colorado Springs citizens give Utilities an earful about climate change

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The meaning of Earth Day wasn't lost on Colorado Springs Utilities board members Wednesday, as more than two dozen citizens urged them to consider more renewable energy sources and to heed escalating climate change. The two-hour parade of speakers seemed to touch on every conceivable...

  • Water pricing to spur conservation ruled unconstitutional

    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Orange County appeals court ruled Monday that San Juan Capistrano's tiered water rates are unconstitutional, potentially dealing a blow to agencies statewide that have used the pricing structure to encourage water conservation. The 3-0 ruling by the 4th District...

  • Hundreds turn out for Earth Day events at Garden of the Gods

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    A couple of thousand people celebrated Earth Day at Garden of the Gods on Saturday planting seeds, touring the park and getting up close and personal with birds of prey and zoo animals. Jayden Pagano, 8, said the day for him was about "celebrating the Earth." He and his 5-year-old...

  • University of Colorado keeps its fossil fuel investments

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    DENVER — Wind and solar power advocates failed to persuade the University of Colorado's governing Board of Regents Thursday to divest from coal, oil and gas. On a 7-2 vote, the regents upheld their current policy that allows the university financial team to invest in fossil fuel if...

  • Colorado leads nation in growth in wind energy factory jobs

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    DENVER - The Denver Post reports Colorado led the nation in the growth of wind energy manufacturing jobs in 2014. The Post (http://tinyurl.com/o3csgm5) quoted the American Wind Energy Association as saying almost 4,900 megawatts of wind projects were added in the U.S. in 2014, four...

  • Aspen asks how Ute Water plans to use its resources

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    ASPEN — Aspen and Pitkin County officials are raising questions about plans to send more water from Ruedi Reservoir down the Colorado River to benefit endangered fish, when the city needs the water for electricity and recreational fishing. The water is owned by the Ute Water...

  • Bill would allow Coloradans to roll out the rain barrel

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    Rain harvesters, rejoice: It might soon be legal to collect and store the water that falls onto your property. A bill introduced this year would ease Colorado's longstanding prohibition on collecting rainwater, allowing up to two 50-gallon rain barrels per household. The water would...

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