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Denver’s closed streets bring out people eager to break coronavirus quarantine and stretch their legs


Created: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:00:07 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

Street closures were put into place Saturday as a way of providing some relief to city parks that are getting heavy use from urban dwellers enduring a stay-at-home order that has been extended until at least April 30.

Read more: Denver’s closed streets bring out people eager to break coronavirus quarantine and stretch their legs


Temporary Bureau of Land Management director to continue through May 5


Created: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 19:12:15 +0000

Author: The Associated Press

GRAND JUNCTION) -- The temporary head of the federal Bureau of Land Management is expected to continue overseeing the agency for another month.

Read more: Temporary Bureau of Land Management director to continue through May 5


Colorado sees “significant declines” in air pollution as coronavirus ramps down driving, industrial activity


Created: Sun, 05 Apr 2020 12:00:08 +0000

Author: Bruce Finley

At least temporarily, air pollution that hurts human lungs has decreased sharply along Colorado's Front Range as the novel coronavirus spreads.

Read more: Colorado sees “significant declines” in air pollution as coronavirus ramps down driving, industrial activity


Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change push


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:51:20 +0000

Author: Ellen Knickmeyer, Tom Krisher

The Trump administration rolled back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards Tuesday, raising the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come and gutting one of the United States' biggest efforts against climate change.

Read more: Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change push


Not Colorado’s first pandemic: What we can learn from the Spanish flu


Created: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 12:00:39 +0000

Author: John Aguilar, Amy Brothers

The struggle against one of the worst pandemics in world history -- the Spanish flu — could yield lessons for today's battle against the deadly and still spreading coronavirus.

Read more: Not Colorado’s first pandemic: What we can learn from the Spanish flu


Colorado parks and trails fill up as coronavirus leads to cabin fever


Created: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 12:00:34 +0000

Author: John Aguilar, John Meyer

With almost all schools, entertainment venues and some workplaces now closed in Colorado, restless residents are heading to one of the few places they can still go: the great outdoors.

Read more: Colorado parks and trails fill up as coronavirus leads to cabin fever


Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ handling of coronavirus crisis earns mostly praise so far


Created: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 12:00:56 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

Policy leaders and politicians are largely giving Gov. Jared Polis high marks for his response so far to COVID-19 as the virus-borne disease continues its relentless march across Colorado, prompting long-term closures of businesses and cancellations of events that will have devastating impacts on workers' livelihoods and abilities to support their families for months to come.

Read more: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ handling of coronavirus crisis earns mostly praise so far


$18 million fine proposed in fatal Firestone home explosion


Created: Thu, 12 Mar 2020 15:45:10 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

State energy regulators on Thursday said they will seek to fine a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corp. $18.25 million in connection to the deadly explosion at a home in Firestone nearly three years ago that a federal probe determined was caused by natural gas leaking from a severed underground pipe.

Read more: $18 million fine proposed in fatal Firestone home explosion


Colorado mountain snowpack in “good spot” for water supply heading into spring


Created: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 12:00:23 +0000

Author: Bruce Finley

Colorado's mountain snow is measuring slightly higher than normal for this time of year, a vulnerable moment for cities and food growers ahead of spring, boosting confidence that water for crops, cattle and a growing population will be adequate.

Read more: Colorado mountain snowpack in “good spot” for water supply heading into spring


PHOTOS: Annual bison auction raises $40K for conservation program


Created: Fri, 06 Mar 2020 23:35:57 +0000

Author: RJ Sangosti

Denver Parks & Recreation held its annual Bison Auction at Genesee Bison Ranch on March 6, 2020. According to a press release from Denver Parks & Recreation, this year's sale of thirty-five young bison raised $40,050. The annual auction keeps the herd's population size at a healthy level. The herds are descended from the last wild bison in North America and were originally established at Denver’s City Park by the Denver Zoo and the City of Denver. The herd was moved to Genesee Park in 1914 and expanded to Daniels Park in 1938.

Read more: PHOTOS: Annual bison auction raises $40K for conservation program

 
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