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Boaters in limbo as lawsuit snags Cherry Creek Reservoir marina season 24.3.2015 Denver Post: Local
Cherry Creek Reservoir opened to boating on March 13, but a legal battle over management of the marina and yacht club is leaving some users feeling high and ...
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Animal protection has new director 13.3.2015 Durango Herald
Gary Skiba, a six-month employee in the animal protection division of the La Plata County Humane Society, has been appointed to head the division.Skiba replaces Jon Plata, who retired after 12 years in the position.Skiba, a wildlife biologist, worked for the state Division of Wildlife, now Colorado Parks and Wildlife, for 24...
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District Attorney's Office plans to appeal chief judge's decision 11.3.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The Routt County District Attorney's Office has asked a district court judge to hold off on appointing a special prosecutor to prosecute a high-ranking Colorado official. The District Attorney's Office wants time to appeal Chief 14th Judicial District Judge Michael O’Hara's decision to appoint a special prosecutor. "The District Court's ruling has damaging implications that reach far beyond the present case," Routt County Chief Deputy District Attorney Matt Karzen wrote in a motion. The case in question involves Colorado Department of Natural Resources executive director Mike King. King was issued a citation in September 2013 for unlawfully entering private land in south Routt County to hunt, but in February 2014, the Routt County District Attorney’s Office filed a motion to dismiss the case 30 minutes before the trial was supposed to begin because it could not prove that King knowingly entered private property to hunt. The District Attorney’s Office said there was some uncertainty as to whether the ...
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Judge appoints special prosecutor, criticizes DA for dropping case 8.3.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The decision by Routt County District Attorney Brett Barkey’s office to dismiss a case against a high-ranking Colorado official has been met with harsh criticism from the district’s top judge. “The court finds that the position of the Office of the District Attorney demonstrates that the decision to dismiss those charges was arbitrary and capricious,” Chief 14th Judicial District Judge Michael O’Hara wrote in his Feb. 27 ruling. “The bases for that decision are not supported by Colorado law.” O’Hara has ordered a special prosecutor from the 9th Judicial District to prosecute the case. The case involves Colorado Department of Natural Resources executive director Mike King. King was issued a citation in September 2013 for unlawfully entering private land in south Routt County to hunt, but in February 2014, the Routt County District Attorney’s Office filed a motion to dismiss the case 30 minutes before the trial was supposed to begin because it could not prove that King knowingly entered private property to ...
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Research Details Deluge of Spending by Opponents of GMO Labeling 4.3.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Ohio Municipalities Can't Regulate Drilling And Fracking On Their Own, State Supreme Court Rules 17.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Certain local zoning laws aimed at limiting fracking can't be used to circumvent the state's authority over oil and gas drilling, a fiercely divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 4-3 decision with three written dissents, the high court said that the home rule clause of Ohio's constitution doesn't allow a municipality to block drilling activities otherwise permitted by the state. The decision came in a case brought by the Akron suburb of Munroe Falls against Beck Energy Corp. over a 2004 state law that gives Ohio "sole and exclusive authority" to regulate the location of wells. Beck received a state-required permit from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in 2011 to drill a traditional well on private property in Munroe Falls. The city sued, saying the company illegally sidestepped local ordinances. The lawsuit has been closely watched nationally, raising a question in cities and towns where lucrative oil and gas is trapped in underground shale: Can regulations put in ...
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Soren Jespersen: Let’s keep our river safe 11.2.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Ten years ago, Friends of the Yampa participated in a process with the city of Steamboat Springs, Colorado Division of Wildlife, a citizens advisory committee and numerous other stakeholders to create the Yampa River Management Plan. This plan, finalized in 2003 and approved by City Council in 2004, laid out a forward-thinking framework for future policy recommendations and projects that would help us sustain the river that provides so much to our economy and way of life in the Yampa Valley. But 10 years have gone by, and it’s time to give the plan a modern update. That Yampa River Management Plan has largely been a success. In the last 10 years we’ve improved river access points, stabilized eroding banks, improved fish habitat, minimized conflicts between fishermen and floaters, created new play features and obtained a recreational in-stream water right to protect the flows. But the intervening 10 years have also revealed some issues. For one, we’ve been so successful that the Yampa River is now more ...
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Birds on the brain 11.2.2015 Durango Herald
Chickadees, nuthatches and woodpeckers flitting around outside your window all winter long are a small but important piece of bird populations that indicate changes in the environment.The Great Backyard Bird Count offers bird watchers around the world the opportunity to share bird counts that help compile a database researchers rely...
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Scientists urge deeper look at re-engineering climate to cool Earth 11.2.2015 Denver Post: Local
Government-backed scientists Tuesday called for research and testing of last-ditch "climate interventions" — to cool the planet by blocking sunlight or by capturing and burying carbon ...
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First purebred bison roam Larimer County since Civil War 11.2.2015 Denver Post: Local
FORT COLLINS — A rare herd of genetically pure bison will roam the plains in Larimer County later this year for the first time since the Civil War ...
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Gauge the weather: NWS seeks volunteers for rain, snow network 9.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The National Weather Service wants you, especially if you live in western Minnesota.
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Warmth gives ugly invasive fish brief reprieve from anglers 7.2.2015 Yahoo: US National
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Warm weather has helped grant a reprieve this year to a homely, eel-like and especially slimy invasive fish pursued by anglers as they compete for big money in two ice-fishing tournaments on the Wyoming-Utah ...
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Disease one danger in climate report 6.2.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado could see more incidents of infectious diseases, while the elderly and the poor are especially vulnerable to the potential impacts of future climate change, according to ...
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Study: Climate change could bring more disease, crop damage, fires to Colorado 4.2.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado could see more incidents of infectious diseases, while the elderly and people living in poverty are especially vulnerable to the potential impacts of future climate change, according to a comprehensive new report commissioned by the Colorado Energy Office.
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Thompson School District CFO dies after head-on crash in Fort Collins 1.2.2015 Denver Post: Local
Thompson School District chief financial officer Steve Towne died early Friday after a head-on crash in Fort Collins the night ...
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Avalanche info center is a state agency but relies on donations for 25% of annual budget 8.1.2015 Steamboat Pilot
A visit to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center's robust website is a must for skiers, snowmobilers, snowboarders and snowshoers across Colorado headed for a day of recreation in the high country. However, many people who rely on the CAIC to help them stay safe may not realize how much the state program relies on contributions from individuals and privately held companies to augment funding from the state legislature. Northwest Colorado residents will have an opportunity to learn what makes the Avalanche Information Center run while kicking up their heels to the music of Missed the Boat Jan. 10 at the Ghost Ranch Saloon. Attendees will learn about new ways the CAIC is using to share information with the public. “In the spring of last year, we did a fundraising drive to do some special projects, including a mobile app that launches this week,” Friends of the CAIC Executive Director Aaron Carlson said Tuesday. What: ‘A Night in the Boat’ to benefit the Colorado Avalanche Information Center When: 7 p.m ...
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Elk Rescued From Icy Pond In Aspen, Colorado 6.1.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Responders have rescued two elk that fell through the ice of a pond near a Colorado resort town, but a third elk didn't survive. A homeowner discovered the animals in the pond near Aspen on Monday morning. Firefighters worked with Colorado wildlife officers to cut a channel in the ice leading the shore and pull them out. Pitkin County Sheriff's Office spokesman Alex Burchetta says the elk were in the frigid water for at least an hour and a half, and the two survivors were very tired by the time they got out. Temperatures were in the 20s during the rescue. Aspen Fire assisting CO DOW to free three Elk stuck in a frozen residential pond outside Aspen. pic.twitter.com/rwrW3b3E6N — Pitkin Co. Sheriff (@PitkinSheriff) January 5, 2015 ELK UPDATE: One Elk out of the frozen pond. Two left. ...
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Pitkin Sheriff: 1 elk dies after 3 fall through pond ice near Aspen 5.1.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Emergency officials rescued two of three elk that fell through the ice of a residential pond near Snowmass on Monday morning.
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Engineering Chestnut Trees? Biotechnology Takes a Walk in the Woods 25.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
GMO chestnuts appear to be a "Trojan horse" intended to win over a public averse to GMO trees. They should be resisted. (Photo: Harold Neal ) As the holiday season approaches, I just can't keep those traditional Christmas tunes out of my head: "Jingle Bells," "Silent Night," "12 Days of Christmas," and of course "The Christmas Song," with its famous opening line, "chestnuts roasting on an open fire." I grew up in New York. My family used to venture into the city during the Christmas season, and we really did purchase little bags of roasted chestnuts from street vendors. I just love the smell and the sweet, earthy flavor of chestnuts. Reminiscing about that led me to think about food, forests and GMOs. Americans have for far too long been used as guinea pigs by the biotechnology industry - consuming far more GMO containing food than any other country, whether we want to or not. Vermont, where I live, recently passed the nation's first GMO labeling law. Monsanto is now suing the state (via the Grocery ...
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Mitsch Bush appointed as chairwoman of House Transportation and Energy Committee 13.12.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Diane Mitsch Bush is getting a more prominent spot on one of the state Legislature’s most impactful committees. Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, has been appointed vice-chairwoman of the House Transportation and Energy Committee. “Colorado’s transportation system has long been underfunded, with demands on it dramatically increasing,” Mitsch Bush was quoted as saying in a news release announcing her appointment to the committee. “Having a robust, multimodal transportation system is critical to continuing our economic recovery.”  The committee considers matters concerning motor vehicle law, traffic regulation, transportation funding, public infrastructure, and other items involving the state transportation system, according to the Colorado Legislative Council’s website. The committee also has legislative oversight responsibility for the Department of Transportation, the Public Utilities Commission and the Colorado Energy Office. Mitsch Bush also will serve on the Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ...
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