Colorado

What Trump’s Supreme Court pick holds for Indian Country
What Trump’s Supreme Court pick holds for Indian Country
Neil Gorsuch’s background in Indian law and Western issues could be useful to tribal litigants.
West Obsessed: The American alpine sublime
West Obsessed: The American alpine sublime
A new collection by a turn-of-the century poet raises questions about wildness.
It’s not only trees — wildfires imperil water too
It’s not only trees — wildfires imperil water too
Sediment-choked watersheds and erosion could become more frequent as wildfire activity grows.
Proposed wilderness on the auction block
A list of the wilderness inventory areas and citizens’ wilderness proposal areas being offered for oil and gas leasing by the BLM includes lands in New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah
Two decades of hard work, plowed under
The Bush administration opens up wild lands to oil and gas drilling, pulling the rug out from under two decades of citizen wilderness activism
Heard Around the West
Fat bears; La Verkin welcomes U.N.; Boise, Utah; scratch ‘n’ sniff for rural newcomers; pronghorn vs. antelope; clear-thinking kids thwart crazy bus driver; and global warming is good for wine
A gift of supreme excellence
The writer remembers with love a man who might have seemed worthless to the rest of his community, but who taught a young boy important lessons about fishing, rivers, life and sovereignty
Water law for dummies
The Citizen’s Guide to Colorado Water Law by the nonprofit Colorado Foundation for Water Education gives a clear and simple overview of water in the state
Reweaving the river
Local ranchers and farmers in southern Colorado’s San Luis Valley are working to restore the Alamosa River, site of the infamous Summitville mine cyanide spill
BLM sinks local input to drill Roan Plateau
In Western Colorado, locals burned by the oil shale boom 20 years ago are dubious about planned natural gas drilling on the Roan Plateau, especially since the BLM unexpectedly dropped their favorite plan
Heard Around the West
"Wildlife trash media" making films about bears; don’t throw things at bears; no excuses for erratic drivers in Cortez, Colo.; Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler dies; Delta, Colo., firefighters say good-bye to old yellow truck; and International Truck
The Winds of Change
Colorado citizens voted last November to increase their state’s reliance on power from the wind and sun, but King Coal still rules the state, and the White House seems determined to keep it on the throne