• USGS: Earthquake near Fountain 'wasn't real'

    BY JAKOB RODGERS AND 
NEWS SERVICES jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-3.0 earthquake reported early Monday near Fountain didn't actually happen. "It turns out that wasn't real," said Don Blakeman, a geophysicist at the USGS National Earthquake Information Center in Golden. He said the earthquake report was...

  • Regulator: Colorado short on oil, gas well inspectors

    By Dan Elliott, Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    GREELEY — Colorado has nearly 2,000 active oil and gas wells for every inspector and would need to add one inspector a year to keep up with recent trends, the state's top energy industry regulator said Thursday. Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Director Matt Lepore provided the...

  • Stray satellite signals help measure snowfall in arid West

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    DENVER — Climate scientists are gleaning valuable information about snowfall and droughts from errant satellite signals once considered a nuisance. The data comes from GPS receivers, mostly ones used by earthquake researchers to detect motion in the Earth's surface. The receivers...

  • Pesky beetle could wreak havoc on Colorado Springs trees

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    Thousands of ash trees in Colorado Springs could be fighting for their lives in coming months or years if an emerald green bug less than half an inch long makes its way into the city. The emerald ash borer, an exotic insect from Asia, ravaged ash trees in Detroit when it emerged in...

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