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El Paso legislators receive lowest, highest marks for conservation votes

An El Paso County representative has received one of the lowest scores for her votes for conservation and the environment. And a state senator from the area earned the highest score. According to the Colorado Conservation Voters 2012 scorecard, Rep. Marsh Looper only voted in favor of environmental or conservation legislation 8 percent of the… Continue Reading El Paso legislators receive lowest, highest marks for conservation votes

Colorado Springs Utilities engineer Steve Doty has been called the Galileo of energy management, and he has used that expertise to create a degree program at Pikes Peak Community College. The Energy Management Technology Program, leading to a two-year associate’s degree, trains students to take on the field work resulting from design and analysis needed… Continue Reading New PPCC program to develop conservation specialists

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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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Two El Paso County legislators received a zero grade for their conservation votes from environmental advocate Colorado Conservation Voters. David Schultheis and Bill Cadmen both received zero percent, the first time any lawmaker received that designation since 2001. Scott Renfroe received the other zero score. The Conservation Scorecard catalogues votes cast by state lawmakers on 13 pieces… Continue Reading El Paso legislators rated for environmental votes

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