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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Colorado Springs Forward encourages the Colorado Springs City Council to support the proposed land swap between the city of Colorado Springs and The Broadmoor hotel. There has been a significant amount of dialogue in our community concerning this proposed transaction. As often is the case, the discourse can be hijacked...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today added the former Colorado Smelter site in Pueblo to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites to protect public health and the...
Times were a lot simpler in the 19th Century. If you were a European explorer wandering through the Colorado mountains, you gave names to rivers and mountains, lakes and creeks, and whatever else caught your fancy. A mountain long known as Tava became James Peak, then Pike’s Peak, and later lost its apostrophe to become […]
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One industry is getting a tax break, thanks to the deal to avert the fiscal cliff – wind energy tax credits were extended in the bill that passed Congress yesterday. More than 75,000 people are employed by the industry and the extension is expected to create more than 37,000 jobs...
The Colorado Springs City Council unanimously approved regulations Tuesday that will allow a local start-up to build a community solar garden. Several community members showed up to voice their support for the initiative that will allow Colorado Springs Utilities customers to lease solar panels in a remote community solar garden and collect the credits for […]
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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...
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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Colorado Springs-based SunShare is expanding into Colorado and California. The solar-garden manufacturer said it expects the moves will grow the company 20-fold during the next year. It’s keeping its headquarters here, at least for now, but will open offices in Denver, as well as California. SunShare hit the scene in 2011 with a plan to […]
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Gov. John Hickenlooper visited the Blue Star Recyclers plant in Colorado Springs Thursday saying he needs to get out of Denver and see what is going on in the rest of the state. Blue Star was founded in 2008 to recycle electronics waste: old computers, keyboards, printers and televisions. In May, the company transformed itself […]
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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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The comment period is ending for the Army’s request to bar mineral development at Fort Carson and a southeast Colorado training area for another 15 years. The deadline for public comment is Tuesday. About eight square miles of surface public lands and 221 square miles of subsurface federal minerals within Fort Carson and the Pinon […]
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