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  • Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOHN LOCHER, Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair. Federal wildlife investigators who...

  • Weekend storms in Pikes Peak region skip burn scar; expect midweek storms

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    Burn scars in El Paso County dodged proverbial bullets Sunday. Monsoon thunderstorm systems rolled into the Pikes Peak region, prompted a flash flood warning and soaked the area, but they didn't pack a punch. "The heaviest of the rain missed the scar. There really was no threat to...

  • Colorado Springs stormwater conflict could affect SDS water flow

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Pueblo County Commissioner Sal Pace has closely followed the negotiations over the proposed El Paso County stormwater initiative and is crossing his fingers that political bickering won't keep the issue from the November ballot. Pace has talked about Colorado Springs' floodwaters for...

  • Snow makes a cameo on top of Pikes Peak; thunderstorms expected in Colorado Springs through weekend

    LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Snow made a brief appearance on Pikes Peak on Friday morning. It was gone by noon, though a chance of more snow on the summit is forecast for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. "Snow potential is in the grids on Saturday night into Sunday," said...

  • On drilling, Colorado towns get split legal news

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado cities trying to set local rules for oil and gas drilling got mixed legal messages Thursday. In Longmont, city officials learned that state regulators, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, would drop a lawsuit challenging the city's local drilling...

  • Colorado regulators drop Longmont oil and gas suit

    Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado oil and gas regulators are dropping their lawsuit against the city of Longmont over its drilling regulations but reserving their right to go back to court later. The Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission's vote on Thursday followed Gov. John Hickenlooper's...

  • Hickenlooper: Legislation on fracking crucial

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday that legislation should result next year from a commission he has created to study hydraulic fracturing in Colorado. Hickenlooper called for a commission to study fracking as a compromise to prevent four competing ballot proposals from...

  • Mountain Equipment Recyclers Inc. giving away $50 vouchers to celebrate donation milestone

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    Psst . heads up. There's money in the streets, but you'll have to run for it. Mountain Equipment Recyclers Inc. of Colorado Springs is hiding one $50 voucher redeemable at its South Tejon Street store around town each day for 10 days. To get a taste of the $500 giveaway, you'll...

  • All four Colorado oil, gas ballot measures withdrawn as promised

    By The Denver Post
    Published: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    All four oil and gas related ballot initiatives have officially been withdrawn and will not appear on Colorado's fall ballot, Coloradans for Responsible Reform said Tuesday afternoon. Signatures for measures were submitted Monday, but as part of a compromise brokered by Gov....

  • Pine sawflies have attacked ponderosa pines in Colorado at 'epidemic levels'

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    An outbreak of pine sawfly, a native insect that removes leaves from ponderosa pines, has reached "epidemic levels" in counties south of Denver, including El Paso, according to the Colorado State Forest Service. Severe defoliation and significant amounts of larvae were found in the...

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