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Venoco to build pipeline in California

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Venoco Inc. said Monday that a subsidiary has received final approval to build a pipeline in California. The Denver energy company said the pipeline will reduce transportation costs from the South Ellwood field and reach more refineries. That will allow the company to realize $5 to $7 more per barrel of oil it produces. Venoco… Continue Reading Venoco to build pipeline in California

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Fort Carson finishes buffer zone purchase

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Fort Carson officials finalized plans for conservation easements on more than 7,000 acres of land bordering the Army post’s southern and southeastern boundaries. The final easement completes a nine-year process to development conservation easements on the 22,292 acres of land through the Army’s compatible use buffer program. The acquisition process was accomplished by The Nature… Continue Reading Fort Carson finishes buffer zone purchase

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Comment deadline arrives for Pinon Canyon plan

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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… Continue Reading Comment deadline arrives for Pinon Canyon plan

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Ozone alert issued for Front Range

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The Regional Air Quality Council and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment have issued an ozone alert for the Front Range. Officials say hot temperatures, clear skies and light winds may lead to increased ozone throughout the region. The alert is in effect until 4 p.m. Monday. Ozone can trigger attacks for people… Continue Reading Ozone alert issued for Front Range

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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… Continue Reading Colorado company joins Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to save orangutans

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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 declined to identify the… Continue Reading Wyo-Colo wind power line gets buyer interest

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Gov. John Hickenlooper has asked for federal disaster declarations for a total of nine Colorado counties. This week, Hickenlooper asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture for aid in drought-stricken counties in Colorado – Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Rio Grande, Saguache counties. “Drought impacts are resulting in the loss of native grass, mixed forage, cool season grasses… Continue Reading Hickenlooper asks for federal disaster declarations

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You’ve got a dozen or more old computers, keyboards and monitors in the storage room, and you can’t just toss them in the dumpster because it’s against the law – they’re full of dangerous chemicals and metals. So who are you going to call? Try Better Environment Through Technology Recycling. BETTR, as it calls itself,… Continue Reading Two-day recycling fair for old electronic equipment planned

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Drought: economic issues won’t go away

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As the drought afflicting Colorado Springs and much of the rest of the state continues, tempers are hot over a deal in which the city utility sold an additional three million gallons of water to irrigate a golf course. The Broadmoor Hotel was sold city drinking water to irrigate its golf course while the rest… Continue Reading Drought: economic issues won’t go away

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