Wildlife Over, Underpass Considered For I-70

Growing efforts to add wildlife over and underpasses along a large section of Interstate 70 are gaining steam in the High Country. The goal is to make that stretch of interstate safer for both drivers and animals. According to Rocky Mountain Wild, I-70 is one ...

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Enjoy the Drive

Enjoy the Drive

By: Erica Prather, Elevation OutdoorsJanuary 4, 2019 Download this GPS-triggered app for a detailed audio tour of the natural history of the wilds of…I-70. What if the next time you drove I-70, you could ride with a wildlife biologist and a slam poet to make...

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Pika conservation project goes statewide, needs volunteers

The Front Range Pika Project in Colorado is expanding statewide. The project needs more volunteers to help cover new research sites. From: KUSA January 2, 2019 Colorado researchers want to protect American Pikas, and they need your help to do it. The Denver Z...

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Wildlife crossings planned for I-25 widening to improve animal and driver safety

By: Liz Forester, The Gazette December 29, 2018 As drivers eagerly await the lane expansion in the “Gap” on Interstate 25, so, too, might local and migrating wildlife searching for a safe crossing amid high-speed traffic. “As we create barriers to wildli...

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Want to See Climate Change in Colorado? Keep an Eye on the Pikas

It didn’t take long for 11-year-old Brooke Pollock to spot a pika on Loveland Pass last July. One of the hamster-like critters darted between boulders, its cheeks stuffed with grass and leaves. Soon other pikas chirped from atop the rocks, warning their comr...

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Developers of Village at Wolf Creek take another hit in attempt to reinstate land swap

Court says it doesn’t have jurisdiction to rule on denial of land swap By: Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald December 11, 2018, 4:27 pm An appeals court Tuesday dismissed the latest attempt from the would-be developers of the Village at Wolf Creek to throw ...

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Colorado’s mom-and-pop ski areas slipping away

Development and consolidation are putting pressure on local, family friendly ski resorts By: R. Scott Rappold, Guest Commentary, The Denver Post December 7, 2018, 6:00 am I’d like to tell you about the place I ski, the place I consider to be among the best r...

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Alaska land act could determine fate of Village at Wolf Creek

Does law about access to inholdings apply to cases in the Lower 48? By: Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald Thursday, November 29, 2018 What has been lauded as one of the most important pieces of legislation protecting the environment is now being used to pave ...

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Forest Service dismisses Village at Wolf Creek concerns

Forest Service dismisses Village at Wolf Creek concerns

Project could move forward after meeting two conditions By: Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald The U.S. Forest Service has dismissed objections raised over the Village at Wolf Creek and intends to give road access to the developer of the proposed project atop ...

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Ask the Indy: Analyzing seven big questions about Colorado’s ballot fight over oil-and-gas setbacks

Is Proposition 112 really going to ruin Colorado’s oil and gas industry, cost hundreds of thousands of jobs, but make communities safer? By: Lars Gesing, The Colorado Independent October 16, 2018 It is one of the most contentious ballot measures this fall, w...

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