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Greeley slaughterhouse wastewater violated permit limits for 5 years


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 21:19:31 +0000

Author: The Associated Press

Wastewater from two Greeley slaughterhouses exceeded safety limits for five years as it flowed into a South Platte River tributary before the meat-processing company started meeting discharge standards in January, according to Colorado’s top water quality official.

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All Mesa County schools closed Thursday and Friday due to suspected norovirus


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:47:40 +0000

Author: Tom McGhee, Elise Schmelzer

In an unprecedented move, all 46 Mesa County schools will close Thursday and Friday as two highly contagious viruses continue to sicken hundreds of staff and students.

Read more: All Mesa County schools closed Thursday and Friday due to suspected norovirus


RTD to charge flat fare for 2020 launch of N-Line train to Denver’s north suburbs


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 03:21:20 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

Regional Transportation District leaders on Tuesday approved a six-month pilot program that will eliminate the regional fare on the yet-to-open N-Line to Denver's north suburbs -- a stab by the sprawling transit agency at figuring out whether a cheaper ticket will bring aboard more passengers as ridership continues to decline across the district.

Read more: RTD to charge flat fare for 2020 launch of N-Line train to Denver’s north suburbs


Greeley’s meat packing plant broke regulations on water discharge for 5 years


Created: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:20:30 +0000

Author: Tony Kovaleski

For 60 consecutive months, the JBS Swift plant in Greeley failed to meet state and federal guidelines for the water it discharged from a holding pond near its slaughterhouse.

Read more: Greeley’s meat packing plant broke regulations on water discharge for 5 years


Endangered Species Act at work in protecting butterflies at Fort Bragg’s artillery range


Created: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:00:23 +0000

Author: Seth Borenstein

In the unlikely setting of the world’s most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you’ll find the Endangered Species Act at work.

Read more: Endangered Species Act at work in protecting butterflies at Fort Bragg’s artillery range


Vail’s opening day provides blueprint for Vail Resorts’ sustainability efforts


Created: Sat, 16 Nov 2019 13:00:22 +0000

Author: John LaConte

These days, on Vail Mountain, all decisions are made with environmental impact in mind.

Read more: Vail’s opening day provides blueprint for Vail Resorts’ sustainability efforts


Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep advocates sue over plans to build Vail worker housing on animals’ habitat


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:00:16 +0000

Author: Bruce Finley

Lawsuit seeks re-do after Vail officials approved construction of housing where herd of bighorn sheep forages during winter

Read more: Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep advocates sue over plans to build Vail worker housing on animals’ habitat


Glenwood without springs? Mountain town mobilizes against mine expansion


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:00:33 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

A plan to vastly expand a limestone mining operation on the northern edge of Glenwood Springs will set this West Slope tourist town back a century, destroying its burgeoning tourist economy and clogging its streets with hundreds of trucks a day, critics say.

Read more: Glenwood without springs? Mountain town mobilizes against mine expansion


As Quandary becomes most hiked 14er, stewardship nonprofit hopes education trumps damage


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:18:08 +0000

Author: Antonio Olivo

For novice hikers looking to summit their first 14er, Quandary's 14,265 summit is an ideal place to start.

Read more: As Quandary becomes most hiked 14er, stewardship nonprofit hopes education trumps damage


RTD considers ticket-slashing experiment amid falling ridership


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:00:45 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

RTD may ditch its higher regional fare for the N-Line when the commuter train to Denver's north suburbs opens next year -- part of an experiment aimed at boosting sagging ridership across the eight-county district while also testing the idea of one day charging a flat fare systemwide.

Read more: RTD considers ticket-slashing experiment amid falling ridership

 
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