The vast mining operations of the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Co. cover thousands of acres, almost all the area of the historic Cripple Creek mining district. It’s an open-pit mine, one so large that it’s visible from outer space. Engineering and planning for the mine began in 1993. Mine owners had to comply […]
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A new global fund on climate change that aims to channel $100 billion a year in aid to poor countries selected officials from South Africa and Australia as its leaders at its first meeting Thursday. The Green Climate Fund, created as part of a deal struck in December 2011 at...
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...
When Jeff Hulsmann bought O’Malley’s Steak Pub in 1986, the longtime local bar was just across Highway 105 from a healthy Palmer Lake. Now, the restaurant’s eastward-facing deck overlooks small patches of water scattered throughout an overgrown pasture — displaying few clues to its former life as a thriving body of water. Hulsmann heads the […]
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For those in the energy and environmental business, Colorado State University will host the third annual Natural Gas Symposium from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 16, at the Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road in Fort Collins. Though the event is free and open to...
By Michael Barton Ever wonder what ozone smells like? According to Smithsonian Magazine, it’s “the sweet, fresh, powerfully evocative smell of fresh rain.” That familiar scent is a combination of plant oils, bacteria and ozone. But when highly concentrated, it can actually be a pollutant. That’s why the United States has been working to reduce […]
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As City Council prepares to consider the absolutely, positively, for sure no kidding this time final version of the proposed intergovernmental agreement that will establish the Pikes Peak Regional Drainage Authority, it’s interesting to consider the proposed entity from both a practical and political perspective. In most respects, Colorado Springs is the boss. The city […]
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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is considering an application for a 22-mile gas pipeline that would run from the Divide Creek area under the Colorado River to processing facilities near Parachute. The BLM says the pipeline proposed by Bargath LLC would be bored under the Colorado River to avoid impacts to the riverbed, aquatic […]
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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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There will be a lot of energy at The Broadmoor come April. The resort will be the host hotel of the Fifth Annual Global New Energy and Manufacturing Summit, and experts from around the world are expected to discuss key energy disciplines of science, industry, policy and finance. Dr. Dan Arvizu, director and CEO of […]
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A Colorado-based peanut butter company has teamed with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to save the orangutans. Justin’s Nut Butter, based in Boulder, will feature Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s “Orangutan Friendly” logo on its products, which are sold in Safeway, King Soopers, Vitamin Cottage and Whole Foods stores in Colorado Springs. The logo aims to draw awareness to […]
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A potential buyer has expressed interest buying the full capacity of a planned transmission line to carry Wyoming wind power to Colorado. LS Power is the developer of the Wyoming Colorado Intertie line, which will stretch 180 miles from near Wheatland to near Brush, Colo. Adam Gassaway of LS Power has...