Category Archives: Land Use

The Wolf Who Became A Legend, And A Pawn In American Culture And Politics

  Wolf O-Six photographed from Soda Butte in Yellowstone National Park in October, 2012. (Courtesy:Doug McLaughlin) Journalist Nate Blakeslee chronicles the life of a wolf in the Rockies and the forces both natural and human that shape her destiny. His new book is “American Wolf: A True Story Of … Continue reading

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Lessons From The Intersection Of Science And History At The Headwaters of The Colorado River

Historian Thomas Andrews delves into the history of the headwaters of the Colorado river through the lens of geology, archaeology, biology and more. His book “Coyote Valley: A Deep History in the High Rockies” is a Colorado Book Award finalist. The … Continue reading

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From Standing Rock To Colorado, American Indians Fight To Control Their Resources

The Standing Rock Sioux’s protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline recently grabbed the nation’s attention. But American Indian tribes have a long history of fighting for sovereignty and control of their resources. The new documentary “Beyond Standing Rock” starts with … Continue reading

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Two Men Trek Hundreds Of Brutal Miles To Save The Grand Canyon

Millions of tourists visit the Grand Canyon in Arizona every year. But very few have ever walked its entire length. In fact, more people have set foot on the surface of the moon than have completed this hike. The grueling … Continue reading

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How Has Colorado’s Landscape Changed Since 1873?

Do you ever imagine what Colorado looked like before millions of people moved here? A new website lets you compare what parts of Colorado looked like in the 1870s with what they look like today.  University of Colorado Colorado Springs geographer Tom Huber … Continue reading

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American Indian Coalition Proposes Bears Ears National Monument

A coalition of American Indian tribes including Colorado’s Ute Mountain Ute, are working to protect lands in southern Utah. They’ve proposed a new, 1.9-million acre national monument called “Bears Ears” that borders a portion of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe reservation. CU law professor … Continue reading

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Planners Discuss Recreation on the Levee in Pueblo

Work on the first phase of rebuilding the Arkansas River levee in Pueblo is complete, and the conservancy district that oversees the levee is starting to look at potential recreational opportunities as they plan the rest of the repairs. In … Continue reading

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Westcliffe – Sliver Cliff Certified as International Dark Sky Community

The International Dark Sky Association certified the neighboring towns of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff in southern Colorado’s Wet Mountain Valley as the world’s ninth Dark Sky Community. Stars stretch from horizon to horizon on a clear night in the Wet … Continue reading

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Two Colorado towns preserve starry nights

Two southern Colorado towns, Westcliffe and Silver Cliff, have applied to become the state’s first designated International Dark Sky Community. If approved they’ll join only eight other communities and 29 parks worldwide to achieve this designation. “When the Milky is … Continue reading

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EPA Enters Testing Phase for Colorado Smelter Superfund in Pueblo

As reported for KRCC News: (Listen to the story) The Environmental Protection Agency and public health officials held open meetings Tuesday to talk with residents in the south Pueblo neighborhoods listed as a Superfund site in December. The EPA eventually … Continue reading

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