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PHOTOS: Colorado Mug Shots — The Rogues Gallery 26.5.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
A collection of mug shot photos from Denver and Colorado.
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New Mexico pushes for remedies in wake of mine waste spill 20.5.2016 AP Business
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The federal government and Colorado have made little progress in remedying damages from the 2015 release of millions of gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado mine, New Mexico's top prosecutor charged in a pair of scathing letters sent to officials this week....
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Denver homeowners, weapons plant settle litigation after 26 years 20.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Denver • Thousands of homeowners have reached a $375 million settlement over their claims that plutonium releases from a nuclear weapons plant in Colorado damaged their health and devalued their property, officials said Thursday. A federal judge must approve the agreement before it officially ends the 26-year legal battle between the residents and two corporations that ran the Rocky Flats plant for the federal government. Perched on a wind-swept mesa west of Denver, Rocky Flats manufactured plut... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Colorado wolverine that went missing confirmed killed in North Dakota 12.5.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
The lone wolverine that wandered Colorado for at least three years has been identified as the animal killed in North Dakota last ...
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Wolverine killed in North Dakota came from western states 10.5.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A wolverine that was shot and killed by a western North Dakota rancher spent time during its life in at least two western states.
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Warnings did not stop development in Colorado Springs' landslide zone 23.4.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
COLORADO SPRINGS — A geologist knocked on Sherry Cripps' door more than a decade ago and warned her that her home on Cheyenne Mountain was sitting atop a slow-moving landslide that ...
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Last of group charged in Colorado illegal cougar hunting operation pleads guilty 20.4.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
The last of several people charged with running an illegal mountain lion and bobcat hunting outfitter that maimed the animals has pleaded guilty in federal court.
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Can you complete the Utah cutthroat slam? 19.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Division of Wildlife Resources and Trout Unlimited have partnered up to create a program called “The Cutthroat Slam” to encourage anglers to catch all four of Utah’s cutthroat trout. Anglers must catch Utah’s four species of cutthroat trout. Can you name them? They are the Bear River, Bonneville, Colorado River and Yellowstone cutthroats. The Bonneville is Utah’s state fish. Paul Birdsey, cold water sport fisheries coordinator for the DWR, said that most Utahns are not aware that cutthroat t...
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Colorado lawmakers wrestle with old mines polluting streams 12.4.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
State legislation aimed at helping government deal with inactive mines contaminating waterways advanced Monday, a step toward cleanups at sites that cannot qualify for a federal ...
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Woman convicted of 9 counts for holding officers hostage in northwest Colorado 8.4.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
A woman who with her husband disarmed two law enforcement officers and held them at gunpoint in northwest Colorado last year was convicted Thursday of nine counts in the ...
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Agencies meet to discuss inactive mines draining into Colorado waterways 1.4.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
State and federal agency officials this week ramped up efforts to build a complete, interlinked inventory of the hundreds of inactive mines draining into Colorado waterways, aiming to prioritize the worst of the worst for cleanup.
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Steamboat briefs: Almost 7,000 visitors expected in town Saturday 1.4.2016 Steamboat Pilot
An estimated 6,900 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released Wednesday. The figure represents 44 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 61 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 61 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 31 percent full. Lodging is expected to decrease to 5,100 visitors by Wednesday. The chamber’s lodging barometer is based on survey data from local lodging properties. Its primary function is to help businesses determine staffing levels during the winter and summer tourism seasons. Actual lodging occupancy levels tend to increase from the forecast levels as a result of last-minute bookings. Deadline for area Rotary Club grant applications Friday, April 1 The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs is seeking applications for the first round of grants in the 2015-16 funding cycle. Applications can be found online at steamboatrotary.com or may be ...
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New Mexico officials say rivers still tainted from Gold King Mine spill 16.3.2016 Durango Herald
DENVER – A $1.5 million bill sent by New Mexico to the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday could be the last chance for federal officials and the state of Colorado to avoid a lawsuit related to the Gold King Mine spill.Meanwhile, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Tuesday asked the EPA to quickly resolve...
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New Mexico still irked, seeks water tests, $1.5 m after Gold King 16.3.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
New Mexico officials on Tuesday accused Colorado of blindly accepting EPA assurances that the Animas River after the Gold King Mine disaster has returned to pre-blowout conditions — and
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New Mexico congressional delegation calls for Gold King Mine spill compensation 8.3.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
New Mexico's congressional delegation is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to process reimbursement claims stemming from the Gold King Mine spill.
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Colorado only state impacted by Gold King spill without plans to sue 17.2.2016 Denver Post: Local
In the days after the Gold King Mine spill sent yellow-orange wastewater cascading into three states, calls to hold the Environmental Protection Agency accountable for the disaster were ...
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Colorado counts on Gold King to spur cleanup of leaking old mines 14.2.2016 Denver Post: Local
Of the 230 inactive mines the state recognized six months ago as causing the worst damage to Colorado waterways, state officials say 148 have not been fully ...
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N.M. official blasts EPA over Gold King spill 11.2.2016 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE – The head of the New Mexico Environment Department blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday during a legislative committee meeting, saying federal officials are downplaying the long-term effects of the Gold King Mine spill.Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn told members of the House agriculture...
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LEAP offers more than just help with home heating bills 3.2.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The primary mission of the Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is to help Coloradans pay winter home heating costs but that program is complemented by the Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) and the Weatherization Assistance Program. LEAP is a program of the Colorado Department of Human Services that helps eligible Coloradans from November through April with cash assistance for their home heating bills. As of Jan. 21, LEAP had approved more than 53,078 benefits, and the average benefit was $387.  CIP operates year-round and provides assistance with the repair or replacement of the home’s primary heating system, such as a furnace or wood-burning stove. The Weatherization Assistance Program is a program from the Colorado Energy Office and is designed to improve energy efficiency in homes throughout Colorado, thereby helping to reduce heating costs permanently. For CIP, households that qualify for energy bill payment assistance through LEAP and have a non-working heating system can call 1-855-469-4328 ...
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Grant provides money for solar array to benefit low-income residents 30.1.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Yampa Valley Electric Association is partnering with a nonprofit organization to build a solar array that will lower the electric bills of qualified low-income residents. The Colorado Energy Office and GRID Alternatives announced the partnership Wednesday, which includes four other electric associations in rural areas of Colorado. Details of how big or where each array will be located have not been determined yet. The arrays combined will produce 579 kilowatts. GRID hopes the project will provide power to 150 homes. “Colorado has always been a leader in renewable energy, and now, we take another innovative step forward as we create community solar models that are more affordable and available to Colorado rural electric cooperatives and the low-income communities they serve,” Colorado Energy Office Director Jeff Ackermann said in a news release. The Colorado Energy Office gave GRID Alternatives a $1.2 million grant to implement low-income community solar and to partner with electricity providers. “We have ...
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