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4:43pm

Tue May 10, 2011
Energy

Southern Colorado Solar Project Gets Loan to Go Forward

Solar experts say the high altitude San Luis Valley is one of the best spots for development in the world.
Kirk Siegler

A large-scale solar project in southern Colorado is getting a financial boost from the U.S. Department of Energy. 

The DOE has offered Cogentrix a loan guarantee of $90.6 million for the construction of the Alamosa Solar Generating Project.  That is a 30 megawatt high concentration solar photovoltaic generation project – one of the first such utility-scale solar projects in the U.S. and among the largest in the world. 

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3:30pm

Tue May 10, 2011
State Capitol

Bill to Expand Bear Hunting Fails

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A bill that would have expanded Colorado's bear hunting season has died after the sponsor could not get enough votes to pass it in the Republican controlled House.

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2:16pm

Tue May 10, 2011
Agriculture

Colorado Counties Eligible for Natural Disaster Aid

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 42 counties in the states of Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma as natural disaster areas.

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1:12pm

Tue May 10, 2011
Environment

Interior: Endangered Species Act Settlement Reached

The greater sage grouse and 250 other "warranted but precluded" species could get Endangered Species Act protections within six years under a proposed settlement between the Department of Interior and environmentalists.
Photo courtesy of the Center for Biological Diversity.

The US Department of Interior has reached a settlement with environmentalists over litigation that the agency says is bogging down the potential listings of hundreds of threatened and endangered species, including the greater sage grouse in Colorado and Wyoming.

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1:08pm

Tue May 10, 2011
Flooding

Counties Prepare for Potential Flooding as Snow Melts

Rocky Mountains
photo by Robin Kanouse Flickr

Record snow levels in parts of Colorado have many county emergency officials bracing for potential flooding as temperatures warm across the state. 

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