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I-70 woes could boost flights into Eagle, improve air access to Aspen

I-70 woes could boost flights into Eagle, improve air access to Aspen

Growing day-skier traffic to rival resorts along Interstate 70 could help spur more flights and perhaps even international customs into the Eagle County Regional Airport, which would greatly improve access…

Fired investigative reporter says paper caved to oil and gas industry pressure

Fired investigative reporter says paper caved to oil and gas industry pressure

A veteran investigative journalist covering Colorado’s booming oil and gas industry says he was fired earlier this year largely due to pressure on his newspaper from local government and energy…

Udall campaign accuses Gardner of hypocrisy on Thompson Divide drilling

Udall campaign accuses Gardner of hypocrisy on Thompson Divide drilling

The fierce debate in Colorado over which government entities should control the location and intensity of oil and gas drilling has spilled over into a key U.S. Senate race that…

Experts say counties already have ‘local control’ over drilling, but politics prevail

Experts say counties already have ‘local control’ over drilling, but politics prevail

Residents of the second-most drilled county in Colorado warn backers of 11 “local control” ballot questions to be careful what they wish for, because oil and gas money will funnel…

Increased fine amounts for oil and gas spills pass, but local-control talks collapse

Increased fine amounts for oil and gas spills pass, but local-control talks collapse

A bill to dramatically increase fine amounts for oil and gas spills passed both houses of the Colorado State Legislature recently, but as the session winds down on Wednesday, it…

Bill to hike oil and gas spill fines passes out of committee

Bill to hike oil and gas spill fines passes out of committee

A bill aimed at significantly upping fines for oil and gas spills and other violations of Colorado law by drilling companies passed out of the House Transportation & Energy Committee…

Call for U.S. natural gas exports to Europe, Ukraine sparks enviro debate in Colorado

Call for U.S. natural gas exports to Europe, Ukraine sparks enviro debate in Colorado

As a quartet of Central European nations late last week clamored for natural gas imports from the United States in the wake of the Ukraine crisis, 28 Democratic and independent…

Aspen man dies on Aspen Mountain

Aspen man dies on Aspen Mountain

A 56-year-old Aspen man died on Aspen Mountain Saturday after apparently skiing off the side of a trail and colliding with trees. The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office identified the man…

Co-pilot dies in fiery crash of private jet at Aspen/Pitkin County Airport

Co-pilot dies in fiery crash of private jet at Aspen/Pitkin County Airport

One pilot died and two other were injured Sunday in a fiery crash of a private jet that was landing at Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. “The aircraft was fully engulfed in…

Recreational pot now legal in Colorado high country

Recreational pot now legal in Colorado high country

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado – with some retail outlets operating in mountain resort communities — and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., now wants to see pot regulated…

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