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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… Continue Reading Fountain River – change the name and the image

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Campaign sets goal for 1 million solar roofs

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… Continue Reading Campaign sets goal for 1 million solar roofs

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Clark testifies in D.C. before Senate committee

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Clark testifies in D.C. before Senate committee

El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark testified before the U.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources in D.C. on Tuesday. Clark discussed the severe impacts of the Waldo Canyon Fire and post-fire flooding on the Westside of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs and Ute Pass, explaining how tight budgets and short-sighted management decisions… Continue Reading Clark testifies in D.C. before Senate committee

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Public wants regional approach to stormwater

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The 50 people attending a city-sponsored stormwater gathering on Oct. 24 unequivocally endorsed a regional approach to the county’s stormwater problem. Mayor Steve Bach did not attend. City Council President Keith King said the mayor and City Council are philosophically “starting to come together. I think he’ll come around,” King said of the mayor’s perspective.… Continue Reading Public wants regional approach to stormwater

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Repairs from floods begin taking shape

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Repairs from floods begin taking shape

Nearly a month after Colorado’s last flood pushed the state’s damage estimate to nearly a half-billion dollars, city, county and state agencies have initiated efforts to repair roughly $30 million in infrastructural damage across the Pikes Peak region, according to officials. While the north-central section of the state received the brunt of damage caused by… Continue Reading Repairs from floods begin taking shape

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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 the public, space is limited… Continue Reading Natural gas symposium slated for Colorado State University

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North Cheyenne Canon Park cleaner, but closed indefinitely

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… Continue Reading North Cheyenne Canon Park cleaner, but closed indefinitely

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Emissions take fires’ impact to a higher level

In government-speak, the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires were “unplanned biomass burning events.” As such, they fall into a statistical and scientific abyss. Scientists and regulators know that wildfires release enormous quantities of pollutants, but they have yet to develop tools enabling them to accurately measure the quantity or nature of pollutants from individual… Continue Reading Emissions take fires’ impact to a higher level

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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,… Continue Reading Water wars, warriors still changing history in West

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SunShare expands into Denver, California

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SunShare expands into Denver, California

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… Continue Reading SunShare expands into Denver, California

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