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Proposal to curb oil, gas drilling gets on ballot

DENVER – A contentious proposal to tightly restrict the location of new oil and gas wells in Colorado attracted more than enough petition signatures to qualify for the November ballot, elect...

Odds of shortage increase for vital river in Southwest

DENVER – The drought-stressed Colorado River carried even less water than expected this summer, increasing the odds of a shortage in the vital river system in 2020, federal water managers sa...

Colorado governor candidates outline differences on energy

DENVER – Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton warned Wednesday that Democrats want to impose job-killing restrictions on oil and gas development in Colorado, while Democrat Ja...

Experts: Hail damage is worse, but climate role uncertain

BOULDER – Hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage yearly in North America alone, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories, climate a...

Governors say ban on land deals could hurt beleaguered greater sage grouse

DENVER – Some governors in the U.S. West say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their regio...

Judge won’t bar public from refuge that was once a nuke site

DENVER – A federal judge on Thursday rejected a request to bar the public from a Colorado wildlife refuge that was once part of a nuclear weapons plant. Environmentalists and comm...

Psychiatrist: Much is still hidden in theater shooter’s mind

James Holmes shot and killed 12 movie-goers in Aurora in 2012

3 years after Gold King Mine spill, victims awaiting payment

DENVER – Three years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency triggered a massive mine spill that polluted rivers in three states, the federal government still has not repaid any of th...

Colorado to accelerate cleanup of ‘orphaned’ oil, gas wells

DENVER – Colorado’s governor ordered state regulators on Wednesday to accelerate the cleanup of inactive oil and gas wells whose owners have walked away. Gov. John Hickenlooper al...

Judge asked to keep public away from ex-nuclear weapons plant

DENVER – A retired professor testified Tuesday he found evidence that billions of particles of plutonium had escaped from a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado and settled on land that ...

U.S. delays decision on drilling near Great Sand Dunes park

DENVER – The U.S. government on Tuesday delayed a decision on a contentious proposal to allow oil and gas drilling near Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado, saying it first w...

Colorado to adopt California’s stricter car pollution rules

DENVER – Colorado’s governor on Tuesday ordered his state to adopt vehicle pollution rules enforced in California, joining other states in resisting the Trump administration’s plans to ease ...