Perhaps the final nail in Desert Rock’s coffin with the loss of its funding source and political support on the Navajo Nation


Cogentrix Energy announcing plans to build a 30-megawatt concentrated solar plant – the largest of its kind – in the San Luis Valley

Colorado’s primary election shaking up voters and being hailed as a national bellwether for the current state of the political landscape

Violence in Afghanistan hitting hard at home with the recent murder of Durango humanitarian Tom Grams

The U.S. Forest Service setting up K-9 units in remote corners of the San Juans in an effort to bust Phish fans en route to last week’s Telluride shows

Lance Armstrong citing a sore hip as cause to pull out of the Leadville Trail 100 less than a week before the starting gun

In this week's issue...

May 2, 2019
In the flow

Rafting season is already under way on the Animas River, which has been flowing at near record levels and almost double the average rate for this time of year.

April 25, 2019
Laying down the law

Over the past couple decades, Jeff Robbins’ work as an  oil and gas lawyer – with a specific focus on serving local communities – allowed him to build relationships and gain the experience needed to carry out one of Colorado’s most sweeping reforms to oil and gas regulations, Senate Bill 181. 

April 18, 2019
A new kind of cold war

It’s a good thing Heidi Steltzer can’t tolerate the heat or the open ocean. “I thought I wanted to be a marine biologist, and I got seasick,” said Steltzer, a professor in the Biology Department and Environmental Science program at Fort Lewis College.