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Western Slope

Massive Aspen Die-Off on the Wane

David Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Frey

Things are looking up for the iconic tree of the West. Recent research shows sudden aspen decline is on the wane. Some areas where the trees have died, though, may never see aspens again.

Hickenlooper Faces a Skeptical West Slope

David Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Frey

Hickenlooper, Denver's incredibly popular mayor, doesn't have the race locked up on the West Slope. On top of the issues they'll be looking at is his stance on oil and gas development.

Study: Where In Colorado Did Home Values Increase The Most In The 2000's?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Association of Realtors, in association with Colorado State University's Everitt Real Estate Center, has conducted a study that determine...

Western Slope Furious Over Water Study That Shows Front Range With Greater Economic Value

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

An economic study that said the Front Range generates 18 times the economic value that the Western Slope does from an acre-foot of water was called "i...

Oil Shale Project On Western Slope Halted By Shell Oil Co.

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday it is abandoning its quest for water rights from a northwest Colorado river to develop oil shale production,...

Cannabis Crown 2010: Who's got the best weed? Contest aims to find out

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ASPEN, Colo. — It's like a beer competition for marijuana. A cannabis festival in Aspen this spring will be the first in the state for approved...

Colorado Budget Cuts Have Some Preparing For Battle Between Western Slope And Front Range

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

Western Slope politicians and organizations are hoping that battles over the state budget don't boil down to a rural-urban divide. If that happens, r...