State regulators have relaxed testing requirements for drilling near Project Rulison, the site of an underground nuclear bomb explosion in 1969.
Even with advances and efficiencies, not every energy company can make it work in Western Colorado — the costs are just too high.
The proposed natural gas export terminal brings hope to West Slope leaders but concerns about eminent domain and economic viability have slowed the project.
The school district’s per pupil funding, at $7,500, is among the state’s lowest, ranked 171 of 178 districts. The average age of a school is 44 years.
The EPA is installing a barrier at the mine outside Silverton to prevent another spill like the one in 2015 that sent 3 million gallons of toxic water into rivers.
Colorado is hard up for teachers. Graduates from the state’s teacher prep programs are down by 24 percent.
DACA currently protects more than 17,000 Colorado minors from deportation.
Colorado needs teachers. Thousands of them. The crisis is most acute in rural Colorado, where turnover is high.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the new strategy for the ground-dwelling bird that has suffered a dramatic population decline across its 11-state range.
Health care, not the environment, was top of mind for many attendees at the crowded public meeting