Colorado cities are making progress toward a 2007 carbon emissions goal set by former Governor Bill Ritter.
The so-called Colorado Climate Action Plan aims to reduce the state’s footprint 20 percent by the year 2020. Fort Collins is reporting an 11 percent drop between 2005 and 2010.
“You could look at our progress and say we’re over halfway there, only nine [percent] more to meet the goal,” said Lucinda Smith with the city’s Environmental Services Division. “But we’re likely to have continued growth so it will take continued focus and work to make progress on this.”
A hotel and conference center apparently won’t be built in downtown Fort Collins -- at least not with city support -- anytime soon. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall about what this may mean for the city’s economic development efforts.
After cancelling runway repair plans last week, the director for the Fort Collins-Loveland Airport says construction will go forward as originally planned. Airport Director Jason Licon says the project’s contractor had cancelled last week when Congress was at a stalemate over Federal Aviation Administration funding.
Colorado is home to a thriving culture of breweries – from large companies such as Molson-Coors in Golden, to small, homegrown operations like Dry Dock Brewing in Aurora. For two years, journalist and beer enthusiast Ed Sealover, traveled the state visiting more than 100 breweries. He’s now released Mountain Brew: A Guide to Colorado’s Breweries.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will publish a proposed rule later this week that would remove hot-iron cattle branding from the list of official livestock identification methods available to cattle producers. And that doesn’t sit well with some Colorado ranchers moving livestock across state lines.