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Thu December 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Ski Resort Makes Snow With Treated Wastewater, After A Long Dispute

Originally published on Thu December 27, 2012 4:14 pm

The Arizona Snowbowl resort began making snow exclusively with reclaimed wastewater this week. In this file photo, employees go up a ski lift at the resort.
Khampha Bouaphanh AP

An Arizona ski resort is making snow for the first time this year, ending more than seven years' worth of legal battles over its snowmaking system, which relies entirely upon treated wastewater to coat its slopes when the snowfall has been uneven.

The resort, Arizona Snowbowl, has long been a target of American Indian tribes, who say it defiles sacred land. Critics have also said the snowmaking system might threaten an endangered plant. The resort sits on more than 700 acres of land that it leases from the U.S. Forest Service.

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Mon November 12, 2012
Arts & Culture

Capitol Christmas Tree Leaves Colorado for 9-State Road Trip

Grace Hood KUNC

It’s hard to believe, but it’s time to put away the political yard signs and break out the tinsel. After seven days in Colorado, the official Capitol Christmas Tree leaves the state for a cross-country journey tomorrow on its way to Washington.

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Sat November 10, 2012


Sat November 3, 2012
Arts & Culture

Colorado Provides Capitol Christmas Tree

Engelmann Spruce - U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree 2012
Ripple Creek Lodge Owner Dan Schwartz

A 73 foot, 74 year old Engelmann Spruce from Colorado is heading to the U.S. Capitol for Christmas. The tree was cut Friday from the Ripple Creek Lodge about 40 miles east of Meeker on the western slope.

This will be the third time Colorado has provided the Capitol Christmas Tree since the tradition began.

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Sat September 29, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

Photo Gallery: High Park Burn Zone Aerial Mulching

The U.S. Forest Service is using wood shreds to protect heavily burned hillsides this fall.
U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service began aerial mulching heavily burned public lands this week. 881 acres total near the Poudre Park and Monument Gulch areas west of Fort Collins will receive the wood shred treatment.

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