• Proposed wind farm project draws ire of some El Paso County residents

    By RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    An expansive wind farm is looming in El Paso County's future - a project stretching south of Calhan that could put more than 100 towering wind turbines across the plains east of Colorado Springs. The project, owned by Next- Era Energy Resources, has become the source of much...

  • El Paso County commissioner to testify before Congressional committee

    By RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    El Paso County officials are concerned that proposed changes to the federal Clean Water Act could jeopardize flood and fire recovery projects, delaying them in layers of government approval. The Environmental Protection Agency's "Waters of the U.S.," proposed last spring, would update...

  • Contract will Colorado Springs customers to buy into wind energy

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    Colorado Springs Utilities signed a contract with Xcel Energy last week that will allow customers to buy into wind energy coming from a wind farms in northeastern Colorado. The two-year deal will bring 20,000 megawatt hours to Colorado Springs, and could bring the utility company...

  • Goats offered as alternative for clearing area of plutonium

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    BOULDER — A goat herder who has a college degree in weed sciences told federal wildlife officials that she could eliminate the need for a possible 700-acre controlled burn at the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge by turning her goats loose there and eliminate concerns over spreading...

  • Horse hunters use darts to reduce herds in Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    GRAND JUNCTION — Hunters in western Colorado are using darts to manage the fertility of wild horses. The Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Area Darting Team shoots mares with darts that deliver a contraceptive that has helped control the size of the herds and earned recognition from the...

  • Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has earthquake plan

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission now has a plan for future earthquakes after two small quakes rattled an area in Weld County that officials later determined were likely caused by a nearby injection well. The commission said NGL Water Solutions...

  • Regulators issue final volumes in Nevada nuclear dump report

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Findings released Thursday by analysts in the federal agency with the power to give the go-ahead for a proposed national nuclear waste dump in Nevada appear to provide wiggle room for adopting rules to open the repository, if decision-makers want to go forward....

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