AP Exclusive: Colorado disputes key part of EPA mine report

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado officials say they didn't endorse an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup operation that caused a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine, disputing a key claim by federal...

Billionaire conservationist proposes big sawmill for San Luis Valley

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — A billionaire conservationist is planning to build a large sawmill in the San Luis Valley to help process timber harvested from his ranch.

The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1Ppyojm ) that...

Navajo Nation opens San Juan River for livestock

By: The Associated Press

GALLUP, N.M. — Livestock will again be able to use the San Juan River now that Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye (be-GAY') says the river is safe again.

Watering activity was suspended in the wake of...

Greenhouse project gives Palmer High students new skills

By: DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com

Palmer High School students ignored their runny noses, numb fingers and shivering bodies Thursday as they measured, cut and lifted wooden beams and plastic panels. They were able to put aside their physical...

Democrats propose mining fees to help pay for cleanups

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Thursday proposed new fees for mines on federal land to help pay for cleaning up sites such as Colorado's inactive Gold King Mine, where 3 million gallons of wastewater...