It now appears that chemical pollution from U.S. Air Force bases is a nationwide problem, and one that is likely to bedevil the Department of Defense for many years. While Colorado regulatory authorities have so far been conciliatory and cooperative in their interactions with Peterson Air Force Base, at least...
Real estate trend tracker CoreLogic released data today indicating that nearly 900,000 single-family houses in the U.S. are at “high” or “very high” risk for wildfire damage, including 14,282 homes in Colorado Springs. The total homes, spread across 13 states, are estimated at $237 billion in reconstruction value, while the homes at risk in Colorado Springs […]
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Colorado Springs cleanup crews had cleared much of the debris strewn along Cheyenne Canyon Road by Wednesday, when the city invited nearly a dozen reporters and photographers for a press tour of the washed-out paths, cracked roads and eroded landscapes of North Cheyenne Canon Park. “Our public works department has been working diligently to stabilize […]
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The complex, multilayered land swap between The Broadmoor and the city of Colorado Springs has its passionate proponents — and equally passionate opponents. The proposal: The city transfers 189 acres of park land in North Cheyenne Cañon Park to The Broadmoor hotel, subject to multiple conditions. The Broadmoor will build...
The Rocky Mountain Field Institute announced Friday that it has selected a new executive director. The Colorado Springs-based nonprofit has chosen Jennifer Peterson from Texas A&M University to fill the post beginning early next month, according to a news release. “[Peterson] brings extensive experience in education, stewardship, research, stakeholder engagement, and watershed restoration,” according to […]
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The Friends of Cheyenne Cañon first learned of the proposed land swap between the city of Colorado Springs and The Broadmoor hotel on Jan. 14, 2016. Since then, the board of directors has examined all aspects of the proposal’s details, as we know them. We have viewed the land within...
Colorado Parks and Wildlife hunters, anglers and other wildlife enthusiasts are invited to participate at a regional sportsmen's roundtable in Colorado Springs at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 18 at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. The meeting is part of the ongoing statewide Sportsmen's Roundtable process set up by CPW to assure that...
A campaign comprising more than 280 businesses, farmers, ranchers, local officials, civic and environmental organizations and 11,000 people called on Gov. Hickenlooper and other state leaders to support solar energy. The campaign is called 1 Million Solar Roofs. The campaign sets a goal of installing 3 gigawatts of solar energy in Colorado by 2030, or […]
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Drive west to the mountains, the ski resorts and the picturesque towns of the Western Slope, or north to Denver and Wyoming, or east to the sprawling ranches and farms of the high plains, or southwest to New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California. You’re not just traveling; you’re visiting enemy territory. “Whisky’s for drinking, […]
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Pikes Peak Urban Gardens founder Larry Stebbins’ duties are too numerous to fit on a business card. Botanist, community advocate, unifier and oasis-maker are just the tip of the radish. On one summer day or another, through an undistinctive parking lot lined with barbed-wire-topped fences, Stebbins will trek across a pitted driveway to the north […]
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Colorado State University’s Center for the New Energy Economy has published an end-of-year analysis of energy legislation in all 50 states. CNEE’s analysis of the year’s activity, “2013 Year in Review – State Advanced Energy Legislation,” examines 589 bills enacted across nine categories of energy legislation, including key policy trends...
Los arboles purifican al aire, said the standard brown road sign on the side of the Pan American Highway heading south into Quito. We passed it so quickly I wasn’t sure what I’d seen. Trees purify the air? Then around the next curve came another: No botar basura y escombros. Escombros, explained my driver in […]
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