Thu March 1, 2012

Colorado Governor Addresses Fracking and Water Concerns

At a meeting of state water managers in Broomfield Thursday, Governor John Hickenlooper called for more cooperation when it comes to finding solutions to Colorado’s looming water shortages.  

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Wed February 29, 2012
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Amazingly Close Up View Of A Woodpecker

Originally published on Wed February 29, 2012 3:04 pm


Maybe you won't agree, but we think this video is fascinating. It's a very close encounter with a woodpecker at a bird feeder in Dryden, N.Y.

(Hint: don't give up before the 15-second mark.)

(H/T to this blogger's old hometown friend, Jim Pearson.)

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Tue February 28, 2012

Report Critical of Large Water Storage Projects

The Arkansas River outside of Cotopaxi, Colorado
LeeAnne Adams Flickr - Creative Commons

The second in a two-part report released Tuesday by a Boulder-based conservation group projects that water managers in the Arkansas River basin can exceed expected water demands by implementing a mix of conservation and small water storage projects.

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Fri February 24, 2012

Letter Urges Test Of Rocky Flats Plutonium Dust

A 1995 photograph of the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Plant
US Federal Government Wikimedia/CreativeCommons

Several residents around the former Rocky Flats Nuclear site have written a letter to cities including Golden, Broomfield and Westminster. They’re urging them to ask the Environmental Protection Agency to test dust being kicked up on the east side of the site.

 The residents are concerned about possible plutonium particles in the dust along an eastern section of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.  The area they want tested is on land being considered for sale to construct a section of the Jefferson Parkway Toll road near Golden.

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Wed February 22, 2012

Group Proposes Truce in Western Slope Drilling Battle

In western Colorado, there’s a new twist in the battle over plans to open up a scenic area near Carbondale to oil and gas drilling as a local conservation group has now offered to pay several companies not to develop leases they hold in the area.  

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