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Wildfires, shrinking Forest Service budget put premium on trail volunteers

Wildfires, shrinking Forest Service budget put premium on trail volunteers

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman. On any given weekend in many popular parts of Colorado’s national forest, you’re just as likely to…

Bill requiring snow tires rolls back into state House

Bill requiring snow tires rolls back into state House

Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, a Steamboat Springs Democrat who represents Eagle County in the state House of Representatives, will take another stab this coming legislative session at a bill to…

Colorado Supreme Court to decide two cases stemming from fracking ban lawsuits

Colorado Supreme Court to decide two cases stemming from fracking ban lawsuits

Editor’s note: A version of this story first ran in The Colorado Statesman. Another story on the topic ran on www.routefifty.com. The Colorado Supreme Court last week agreed to decide…

Donovan, Polis praise sage grouse decision, but green group sharpen knives

Donovan, Polis praise sage grouse decision, but green group sharpen knives

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman: For the most part, Colorado conservation groups and politicians this week were singing the praises of a…

Local-control rules for oil and gas drilling coming soon, state regulatory boss says

Local-control rules for oil and gas drilling coming soon, state regulatory boss says

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman: Following a lengthy outreach process, draft local-control rules for oil and gas drilling near homes and public…

EPA to hold Denver hearing on rules to cut methane emissions in oil and gas drilling

EPA to hold Denver hearing on rules to cut methane emissions in oil and gas drilling

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman: More than 100 environmentalists, oil and gas industry representatives and members of the public have signed up…

Hickenlooper unveils new Colorado Climate Plan

Hickenlooper unveils new Colorado Climate Plan

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman: Gov. John Hickenlooper last week laid out a sweeping strategy for combating greenhouse gas emissions called the…

Colorado Supreme Court to consider key avalanche death case at Denver’s East High School

Colorado Supreme Court to consider key avalanche death case at Denver’s East High School

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman: The Colorado Supreme Court will go back to school this month to decide a case with potentially…

EPA to ‘vigorously defend’ Clean Power Plan against Colorado lawsuit

EPA to ‘vigorously defend’ Clean Power Plan against Colorado lawsuit

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman: Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman recently announced the state will join others in legally challenging the U.S.…

Silverton seeks solutions as Congress sets sites on EPA

Silverton seeks solutions as Congress sets sites on EPA

Editor’s note: A version of this story first ran in The Colorado Statesman: As Congress sharpens its knives for what will likely be multiple committee hearings on the accidental release…