Western Slope

First-ever ‘excessive heat warning’ issued in Colorado as record highs forecast on Western Slope

BY: - June 14, 2021

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction says that it has issued Colorado’s first-ever “excessive heat warning” as a heat wave descends on Colorado this week, with forecasts calling for record-high temperatures across parts of the Western Slope. The NWS warning extends across much of Utah and portions of northern Arizona and western Colorado, including […]

Gray wolf reintroduction wasn’t popular with Western Slope voters. Some lawmakers want guardrails.

BY: - February 27, 2021

Proposition 114 requires the state to reintroduce gray wolves on the Western Slope, but most of the Coloradans who contributed to the measure’s narrow victory in November voted from counties east of the Rocky Mountains. In contrast, just five of 22 counties west of the Continental Divide supported the ballot initiative. The voter-backed initiative directs […]

COMMENTARY

Boebert fails to face reality of climate change

BY: - January 26, 2021

On Thursday, Rep. Lauren Boebert, of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, introduced a bill to block the Paris Agreement, tweeting: “Unilaterally entering the Paris Agreement was wrong in 2016 and its wrong now!” The tweet included a photo of Boebert smiling righteously, pen poised for dissent — prepared to continue a slew of Trumpian environmental offenses. […]

Federal panel deals another blow to Jordan Cove pipeline project

BY: - January 19, 2021

A pipeline project long championed by natural gas producers on Colorado’s Western Slope was dealt another setback on Tuesday when a federal panel upheld the denial of a permit by state-level regulators in Oregon. The Jordan Cove Energy Project, a proposal to build 234 miles of pipeline and a new liquefied natural gas export terminal […]

Colorado farmers struggle to cope with a drought that keeps coming back

BY: - July 15, 2020

It’s no fun having to water your crops at night, but for Abe Rosenberg and many other farmers across southern Colorado right now, the weather isn’t giving them much of a choice. “If we try to water during the day, or even in the morning, it’ll just evaporate too quickly,” said Rosenberg, who owns a […]

Pipeline projects suffer setbacks across the country. Is Jordan Cove next?

BY: - July 7, 2020

It hasn’t been a good few days for companies in the oil and gas pipeline business. The Dakota Access Pipeline, which famously sparked protests at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation during its construction in 2016, will be temporarily shut down and emptied of oil after a federal judge on July 6 ordered regulators to conduct […]