Pondering sprawl

click to enlarge Shutterstock Sprawl is a plague for our cities and a failed usage of tax dollars. But there is a self-fulfilling component to sprawl for cities, and it’s a tough one for public officials to be against. Development, especially greenfield development, provides “new” economic development tax dollars for government. It provides new services, […]

Deluge riles Pueblo County

click to enlarge Courtesy Colorado Springs Utilities Utilities crews diverted some overflows to another drain, as depicted here. Heavy rains caused stormwater and raw sewage to mingle in Colorado Springs before being sent down Fountain Creek to Pueblo, irking Pueblo County commissioners. In a story published Sunday, the Pueblo Chieftain reports: Pueblo County commissioners are […]

Rockies split series with Phillies

The Rockies split a four game series with the Philadelphia Phillies earlier this week. No starting pitcher for the Rox earned a win. But the series was memorable due to starting pitcher Jorge de la Rosa became the Rockies’ all-time strikeout leader after his start in the final game. Game 1: Rockies 3, Phillies 4- […]

Boulder jury deliberates in false-reporting trial of Zachary Meints

Sex offender and former youth hockey coach Zachary Meints’ future is in the hands of a Boulder County jury this afternoon after attorneys on both sides made their closing arguments. Meints, 27, faces four misdemeanor counts of false reporting to authorities and one felony count of attempting to influence a public servant. Prosecutors claim that […]

Longmont-based DigitalGlobe combines with defense company to see the earth in 3D

Longmont-based DigitalGlobe announced Tuesday that it has created a joint venture with defense and security company Saab to produce 3D images that it says will enable “imagery content to accurately represent all visible objects on the earth in 3D.” “Vricon combines Saab’s unique 3D technology and know-how with DigitalGlobe’s unrivaled archive, which contains billions of […]

‘Great duck escape': Rubber ducks still loose on fast-moving Boulder Creek

The ducks that normally congregate on Boulder Creek might have company today from some man-made friends flocking toward freedom. Thousands of the rubber ducks that were poured into Boulder Creek for the 28th annual EXPAND Duck Race on Monday remain on the loose today after fast-moving waters made it difficult for crews to catch them […]

Boulder County to hold emerald ash borer open house

Boulder County has invited residents to attend a Thursday night open house and provide comments on the plan being prepared for managing ash trees on county-maintained properties and road rights of way. The plan is being drafted in response to the risk of those trees being attacked by the emerald ash borer. The open house […]

First hearing for suspect in crash that killed cadet near Longmont delayed until Wednesday

A gofundme page has been set up by the Flying Wheels Foundation for the families of Colorado State Patrol Cadet Taylor Thyfault and Trooper Clinton Rushing. To donate, visit http://www.gofundme.com/THYFAULT-RUSHING The first court hearing for the driver arrested in a crash that killed a 21-year-old Colorado State Patrol cadet and injured a state trooper has […]

Rocky Mountain National Park to increase entrance, campground fees

Rocky Mountain National Park visitor fees Starting Oct. 1, Rocky Mountain National Park will increase its entrance fees. Day Use Pass: Park visitors now are charged $20 per vehicle — or $10 per pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcycle operator or motorcycle passenger — for a pass that’s good for up to seven consecutive days. Beginning Oct. 1, […]

As school year ends, questions about improving safety in Broomfield schools come to fore

The final bell will soon ring on this school year, but the recent stabbing at Aspen Creek K-8 in Broomfield has raised concerns and questions about how schools will improve safety features when students return to class in the fall. Parents, residents and district officials all said they believe school safety is a major priority […]

Boulder cattle get a moo-ve on in push to tame tall oatgrass

You could hear them long before they came into view. Bellowing across the mesa, along the often muddy trail and up through the ponderosa pine, some 70 pairs of cows with their calves came rumbling up Boulder’s Shanahan Ridge this morning, a foreign presence in a pristine area where bird calls and the wind through […]

Editorial: We give two f-words

We are shocked — shocked! — to learn that use of the f-word, and, more specifically, estimating just how many f-words one gives about a particular topic, has become rather common in everyday conversation among members of the millennial generation. Furthermore, we are not only shocked but also dismayed — dismayed! — to learn that […]

Natural Grocers stores planned in high-profile Denver metro locations

Enlarge Courtesy Natural Grocers The Natural Grocers in Wheat Ridge. The new store at 4500 E. Alameda Ave. will be… more Fast-growing Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will replace two well-known Denver metro businesses later this year. One of the new locations is on the site formerly occupied by Elitch Lanes at 38th Avenue and […]

Why Colorado’s Vantage Energy jumped on the chance to frack again in Texas

Enlarge Jake Dean Natural gas processing equipment near a Barnett Shale gas well in Denton, Texas. The… more The ink was barely dry on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature for House Bill 40 and Vantage Energy was charging forward with plans to resume hydraulic fracking operations in Denton. Englewood-based Vantage won’t release numbers, but said […]

Colorado company sells Houston apartment complex for $65 million

Enlarge Stockbyte | Thinkstock . Franktown-based Slavin Residential LLC has sold one of its apartment holdings in Houston for $65.7 million. The property, a 624-unit apartment complex called The Renaissance Village at Shadow Lake, sold to an affiliate of Olympus Property. Slavin Residential purchased the property, then called The Rio Grande Ranch Apartments, for $50 […]

Connecting art with television

Behind it all, through much of the 20th century in Europe and the United States, were Jewish artists, designers, filmmakers, scholars, critics and performers shaping modern culture and TV simultaneously. Among them: Saul Bass, Roy Lichtenstein, Groucho Marx, Man Ray, Aline B. Saarinen and William S. Paley himself, the founder and president of CBS, an […]

Election may be best way to make rec center happen

The Estes Valley Recreation and Parks District Board of Directors is finding out that it’s not easy to raise money for a project that most residents want. And, some want it badly. Nevertheless, the $25 million community recreation center project is requiring a lot of work, a ton of discussion, and destroying a lot of […]

Kids encouraged to take part in Bam, Pow, Read

Click photo to enlarge Summer is a wonderful time for children to swim, play and simply act like kids. It’s also a time for growing and learning, and though school may be out, summer vacation is an important time for a child’s education. When school ends and children stop learning and lose skills, this is […]

Designers to Showcase Their Work May 30-31

Unique Western clothing, jewelry, and decorative home and furniture designs will be featured at the Estes Park Western Heritage Design Show, May 30 -31 at the Estes Park Events Center,.   During the show, buyers will have a chance to visit with and buy items directly for the Western designers and artisans, who have made them. […]

Four Mustangs win school awards

Every year, Fort Morgan High School awards two senior boys and two senior girls student athletes with the Stan Lampe Multi-Sport Award and the Don Malone Outstanding Senior Athlete Award. These awards are voted on by the coaches at Fort Morgan High School. The Stan Lampe Award was named in honor of Stan Lampe, a […]

Denver police: Armed man shot downtown, expected to survive

SHARE Denver police: Armed man shot downtown, expected to survive By The AP Tuesday, May 26, 2015 DENVER — Denver police say an officer shot a man who opened fire during a confrontation early Tuesday morning downtown. Police say they responded to a call about a person with a gun and that the man starting […]

Boulder high school students petition for demoted teacher

SHARE Boulder high school students petition for demoted teacher By The AP Tuesday, May 26, 2015 BOULDER — Boulder High students are petitioning to have their teacher’s advanced placement assignment reinstated after they believe he was demoted for teaching during statewide testing sessions contrary to district policy. The Daily Camera of Boulder reports that students […]

Teachers won’t receive raises this year after negotiations

SHARE Teachers won’t receive raises this year after negotiations By The AP Tuesday, May 26, 2015 MONTROSE — Representatives from Montrose County School District and Uncompahgre Valley Education Association have decided that teachers in the school district will not be getting raises this year. The Montrose Daily Press reports the decision was one among many […]

Finding a confluence on the Bright Angel Trail

  The young man who looked like he was from the Middle East was sitting against the wall of the Grand Canyon, a Go-Pro camera strapped to his chest. My aching quads begged for a break, so I stopped, said hello, and pulled out my own camera lest he think I was intruding.  He had chosen […]

More Alaskan forests are burning, not just due to climate change

Populated areas are seeing a large increase in wildfire, despite suppression efforts.   More and more of Alaska’s boreal forests are burning each year, according to a study released last week. Researchers found that the acreage of forest burned in interior Alaska has climbed almost five-fold since 1943. That increase is likely influenced by a […]

New Library titles available

There are plenty of new titles that will appeal to everyone at the Lamar Public Library. Adult non-fiction lovers will enjoy, Stanley Easy Home Wiring Repairs by Clifford A. Popejoy, Fly-Fishing the Rocky Mountain Back Country by Rich Osthoff, Blood Passion: the Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West by Scott Martelle, Colorado […]

PBS to highlight the Plains Theater

The Plains Theater in Eads, Colorado will be one of four community theaters in the state that is being highlighted in an upcoming PBS Documentary entitled, “Cinema on the Plains.” The special will examine rural community theaters that served as social hubs during the 1950s and 1960s, and has now found a way to stay […]

Kelly Melgoza recipient of coaching award

The Lamar Sports Booster Club sponsored their annual Savage Athletic Awards Banquet on Tuesday, May 12. The banquet recognizes the achievements of Lamar High School athletes and teams. The Merrill E. Brush coaching award is also presented during the banquet. It recognizes a Lamar coach who possesses a positive attitude, good communication with his/her players, […]