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1:29pm

Tue May 22, 2012
Environment

Fracking Opponents Descend on Downtown Denver

Kids posing with anti-fracking shirts outside Republic Plaza in downtown Denver.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

The ongoing debate over fracking took another turn locally Tuesday when a group of northern Colorado moms opposed to the process took their case directly to an oil company that plans to drill near schools and homes.

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8:48am

Tue May 22, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

100% Containment Expected On Hewlett Fire Today

U.S. Forest Service

Warm temperatures are expected in Fort Collins today, but it shouldn’t stop firefighters from fully containing the Hewlett Fire northwest of town.

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8:27am

Tue May 22, 2012
Reporter's Notebook

Highest Observatory In Colorado, U.S. Damaged By Wind

Screencap from a video of the Meyer Womble Observatory damage from Wired.com
Adam Jones - University of Denver via Wired.com

Perched at 14,148 feet near the summit of Mt. Evans is the Meyer-Womble Observatory. In terms of optical observatories, it has the 3rd highest vantage point to the stars in the world. That vantage also exposes it to the winds.

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12:04am

Tue May 22, 2012
Environment

Summit County ‘Energy Smart’ Programs Boost Bottom Line, Promote Efficiency

Waste reduction programs like composting, are taking hold with Summit County business owners.
Emmerson12 Flickr/CreativeCommons

What started as a pilot program to promote energy conservation in Frisco last year is quickly spreading across Summit County. So far, 30 businesses have signed on to participate.

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3:11pm

Mon May 21, 2012
Transportation

Fort Collins Awarded $54.5 Million for Mason St. Corridor Project

Grace Hood

The city of Fort Collins is getting closer to realizing a transportation project that will help reduce commuting times and traffic congestion. The U.S. Department of Transportation granted $54.5 million today to develop a five-mile stretch of the major north/south corridor.

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