The FAA approved the SuperTanker to operate last fall, but a lack of agreement with the Forest Service has kept it grounded until now.
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The report is based on dozens of soil and water tests over the last year at the base in Colorado Springs.
The company has voluntarily capped and abandoned all of its 1-inch flowlines on vertical wells in the Weld County area.
In Rocky Mountain National Park, $200,000 matched by $200,000 from the Rocky Mountain Conservancy will go to trail maintenance.
"Nuclear winter is a hazard. I'm trying to tell people they need to do something about it," CU Boulder atmospheric scientist Brian Toon tells Colorado Matters.
"This is great news for Colorado and I’m thrilled the Department of the Interior listened to Coloradans," Sen. Cory Gardner Said.
Biologists believe these trout were here before settlers stocked the state’s rivers with Rainbow, Brown and Brook trout in the late 1800’s.
Roughly half the homes in the city need new roofs, and city officials are grappling with what it takes to get 7,000 permits issued.
The Colorado Springs-based Global SuperTanker says the U.S. Forest Service is seeking to keep the plane grounded by offering a contract limiting firefighting aircraft to 5,000 gallons.
We first heard about the Trail Trash of Colorado Instagram account earlier this year while reporting on Hanging Lake problems. The account's owners talks with us about his motives.
High visitation has littered Conundrum with human waste. In response, the Forest Service may soon require backpackers to pack it out.
As if the flames were not formidable enough, fire management crews have a new and different problem on their hands when they go to work: drones.
Even with rainier days ahead, fire bans are still in place and strictly enforced.
Broomfield residents will vote next Tuesday in a special citizen recall election.
“We will reduce greenhouse gas emissions statewide by 2025, by more than 26 percent below 2005 levels,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said.