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Colorado OKs new rules for oil, gas lines after fatal blast

DENVER – Colorado regulators approved new rules for thousands of oil and gas pipelines Tuesday, 10 months after investigators blamed a leaking pipeline for a fatal gas explosion. ...

Spring runoff forecast for Lake Powell is bleak

DENVER – One of the most important reservoirs in the Southwest will likely collect less than half its normal amount of spring runoff this year because of a warm, dry winter across much of th...

Water forecast is bleak for Lake Powell

DENVER – One of the most important reservoirs in the Southwest will likely collect less than half its normal amount of spring runoff this year because of a warm, dry winter across much of th...

Western governors say Interior Department shift didn’t include them

DENVER – A bipartisan group of 19 Western governors said Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke did not consult with them about major plans for reorganizing the agency, and have asked him to delay im...

Push to move public land managers west wins new support

DENVER – From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Bureau of Land Management oversees some of the nation’s most prized natural resources: vast expanses of public lands rich in oil,...

Man awarded $100M settlement for Flight for Life helicopter crash

DENVER – A flight nurse who was severely injured in a Colorado helicopter crash will receive $100 million from the aircraft manufacturer and the flight operator to settle a lawsuit, his atto...

Officials consider using robots to combat mine spills

DENVER – Crumbling mine tunnels awash with polluted waters perforate the Colorado mountains, and scientists may one day send robots creeping through the pitch-black passages to study the mys...

Colorado debates new gas line rules after fatal explosion

DENVER – Colorado regulators are considering proposed new rules for thousands of oil and gas pipelines after a fatal explosion last year blamed on leaking gas. The Colorado Oil an...

Denver votes to require environment-friendly ‘green’ roofs

DENVER – Denver became the latest city to require rooftop gardens or solar panels on big new buildings, which backers say will keep the outdoor air cooler, make storm water easier to manage ...

Air Force Academy silent on motive in alleged racist hoax

DENVER – The Air Force Academy said Wednesday it would not discuss what led a student to allegedly stage a hate crime, but a researcher said those who commit hoaxes are sometimes trying to b...

Foes of Obama oil, gas rule ask court to reconsider ruling

DENVER – Opponents of some Obama-era oil and gas regulations say a decision by a federal appeals court in Denver could allow those rules to go into effect temporarily, even though the Trump ...

2 states warn Trump against big changes in sage grouse plan

FORT COLLINS – Two Western governors on Tuesday warned the Trump administration against making big changes in a plan to protect a ground-dwelling bird across the West, saying it would send a...