Local fracking bans could go before Colorado high court soon

By: Dan Elliott, Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado's battle over who should regulate fracking could be on the fast track to the state Supreme Court.

The Colorado Court of Appeals on Monday asked to bow out of lawsuits over Longmont's ban on...

Colorado opens river to boating after mine spill

By: The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — A river in Colorado that was turned sickly yellow by a mine waste spill reopened Friday after the now-diluted toxic plume passed through and reached Lake Powell — a huge reservoir 300 miles...

Federal experts: This El Nino may be historically strong

By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The current El Nino, nicknamed Bruce Lee, is already the second strongest on record for this time of year and could be one of the most potent weather changers of the past 65 years, federal...

National challenge of leaking mines dwarfs Colorado spill

By: The Associated Press

SILVERTON — It will take many years and many millions of dollars simply to manage and not even remove the toxic wastewater from an abandoned mine that unleashed a 100-mile-long torrent of heavy metals into Western...

The Latest: Truckloads of water headed to Navajo Nation

By: The Associated Press

DURANGO — The latest in the Colorado mine spill :

11:17 a.m.

New Mexico's environment secretary is criticizing Colorado's governor for drinking water from the river contaminated by a mine spill.


Geologist: Land near Colorado Springs home 'acting like a Slinky'

By: ROBERT S. JOHNSON rob.johnson@gazette.com

A local geologist who examined a Colorado Springs property for landslide damage on Wednesday found that the land is unstable but not an imminent danger to nearby homes.

Tim Mitros, the city's stormwater...

Experts see long-term risks from Colorado mine spill

By: The Associated Press

DURANGO — Toxic waste that gushed from a Colorado mine and threatened downstream water supplies in at least three states will continue to be dangerous when contaminated sediment gets stirred up from the river...

Ad campaign targets EPA rules that could affect Colorado Springs

By: WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com

A national trade group for manufacturers launched a multi-million dollar television advertising campaign Tuesday in Colorado and Washington, D.C., targeting new federal rules that would reduce limits on allowable...