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Grouse Decision Relieves Energy Groups

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. � An Interior Department announcement Friday that it won't list sage grouse as an endangered or threatened species opens the way for ...

Is Bill Barrett Corp's Massive Lobbying Spree Aimed at Interior Secretary Ken Salazar?

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

In the fall of 2008, the outgoing Bush administration gave the oil and gas industry a parting gift that now threatens to destroy the Roan Plateau in Colorado, an area known for its stunning vistas.

Ken Salazar: New Utah Monuments Not A Hidden Agenda

Salt Lake Tribune | Thomas Burr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Washington -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told a Senate committee Wednesday that there is no "hidden federal agenda" to unilaterally designate nati...

Bill Barrett Corp's Sweet Deal to Drill the Rocky Mountains

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

A few years ago, the Bush administration undertook a process through the Bureau of Land Management to make land like the Roan in Colorado and other large swaths in Utah available for drilling.

Pinedale, Wyoming Mulls Tighter Regulations In Face Of

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

PINEDALE, Wyo. — Drilling rigs on the horizon underscore that cattle ranching and tourism no longer drive the economy in this picturesque town a...

Sam Hamilton, FIsh And Wildlife Chief, Dies While Skiing In Colorado

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — The director of the Fish and Wildlife Service died Saturday after suffering chest pains while skiing in Colorado. Sam Hamilton was ...

Interior Department Leaks Memos Indicating Possible Creation Of New Protected Areas In Colorado

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Gary Harmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

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President Obama's Colorado Visit Comes As Dems Losing Grip On Gains In West

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — President Barack Obama rallied behind Colorado's junior senator and his entire reeling party Thursday, portraying Democrats as the lead...

Michael Bennet, Betsy Markey Scheduled To Benefit From Lobbyist's Fundraisers

Party Time Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Louis Dupart, a lobbyist who has successfully sought earmarks from Colorado politicians, will host a fundraising breakfast on Feb. 24 for Sen. Michae...

Michael Bennet Poll: Colorado Senator Trails Jane Norton by 14% In Reelection Bid

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Rasmussen released the results of a new Colorado Senate poll Friday, and the news is particularly bad for incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet. Accordin...

Ken Salazar Oil Lease Plan To Be 'More Measured' In 2010

AP | JUDITH KOHLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Concerns and conflict over the first round of federal oil shale leases in the Rockies have made the government more deliberate in the s...

It's All Ancient History... Or Is It?

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

A new book from the Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy presents an overarching vista of the Hispanic culture on American soil that predates the Mayflower's landing at Plymouth Rock.

Feds: No Snakes On A Plane

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Federal officials want to keep nine kinds of constrictor snakes out of the United States, saying they belong to invasive...

Colorado River Rules Being Reconsidered By CU Lawyers

Big Green Boulder | Laura Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

How do you solve a problem that nearly everyone knows exists, but no one will talk about? Or at least no one with any political power will talk about?...

Salazar's Dirty Energy Disgrace

Jeremy Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeremy Nichols

Here's an international embarrassment waiting to happen. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is not only planning to tag along with Obama in Copenhagen, he's going to be a keynote speaker.

John Hickenlooper Receives Call From President Obama

KDVR | Eli Stokols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - Mayor John Hickenlooper, who spent most of the day Friday in private meetings and phone conversations, is hoping to take a few more days befo...

Obama Worse Than Bush On Endangered Species Protection

The Examiner | Jean Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of Interior, Ken Salazar's appointment by President Obama has been controversial from the beginning. His record on environmental and wildlif...

The 'Statewide' Myth in Colorado

Laura Chapin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Laura Chapin

You're going to hear a lot of spin from Republicans that since Scott McInnis is from the Western Slope that's an advantage, because you have to win 'statewide' in Colorado.

Is Ken Salazar In The Pocket Of Ranchers On Wild Horse Issue?

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

RENO, Nev. — A new federal proposal to manage wild horses is rekindling debate over another fixture of the Western range: cattle. Interior Secr...

Keeping Green Energy Green

John Flicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Flicker

A huge victory for conservation was won on America's Sagebrush terrain out West this week. It marks a giant step toward restoring the role of sound science in managing public land.

US Blocks Drilling At 60 Sites In Utah -- Approval Process Under Bush "Mishandled"

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday that oil and gas drilling will be permitted on some of the Utah land parcels near nati...

Wild Horse Round-Up Okay'd After Lawsuit

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Wednesday it is going forward with a contentious plan to round up about 2,500 wild horses in Nevada. ...

6 Supreme Court Justices Attend Catholic Service Red Mass; Cardinal Pleads For Rights Of Unborn

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — An American cardinal on Sunday issued a plea for the rights of the unborn at a church service that included Vice President Joe Bide...

Ken Salazar To Release Water Into Grand Canyon

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Interior secretary Ken Salazar is calling for the Colorado River to be flooded in order protect habitats and archeological sites in the grand canyon. ...

Are Feds Targeting Environmentalist For Opposing Oil Leases?

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — The federal government has acknowledged it never prosecuted anyone who failed to pay a bid for drilling rights in Utah until a ...