Category Archives: Land Use

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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How Colorado’s mountains are named

Mounts Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, and Oxford are among the peaks forming Colorado’s Collegiate Peaks, in the Sawatch Range. Recently, an application was made to have Mount William and Mary join that group. Will the application to name a peak … Continue reading

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Demolition Underway as Major Repairs Begin on Arkansas River Levee in Pueblo

Demolition work has begun to remove the top 12 feet of a section of the Arkansas River Levee in Pueblo. It’s part of the first phase of a project to repair the aging structure and meet FEMA flood control guidelines. … Continue reading

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Water Use Decreases Nationally, Shortages Still Loom in Colorado

Water use across the country has reached its lowest level in nearly 45 years, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey. Yet, western states still face shortages and just a dozen states account for half the nation’s water … Continue reading

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