Local State and Local Programs News ItemsWhat’s going on with all the dead birds across Colorado and the Southwest?9/24/2020 10:00:19 AM
Researchers are scrambling to explain why hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of birds were suddenly being found dead across wide swaths of New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, Arizona and Texas in recent weeks -- an event that could be one of region's largest bird die-offs in recent memory.
Colorado testing fish in new push to prevent health harm from toxic “forever chemicals”9/20/2020 8:00:35 AM
The fish testing begun this month reflects an intensified scramble by Colorado public health officials to minimize human health and environmental harm as PFAS chemicals that don't easily break down spread worldwide, with U.S. airports and military bases, where workers used toxic firefighting foam, standing out among the hot spots.
Water shortages in western United States more likely than previously thought9/16/2020 8:00:22 AM
There's a chance water levels in the two largest man-made reservoirs in the United States could dip to critically low levels by 2025, jeopardizing the steady flow of Colorado River water that more than 40 million people rely on in the American West.
Colorado joins lawsuit challenging EPA’s rollback of methane regulations9/14/2020 5:03:03 PM
Colorado is joining a coalition of states and cities in a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's rolling back of a federal rule intended to limit emissions of methane and other pollutants from new oil and gas operations.
Colorado GOP sets eyes on down-ballot races with new fundraising group9/12/2020 8:00:52 AM
A group of Colorado Republicans intends to aim low this election season -- as in low on the ballot, with a special focus on county races that typically generate few flashy headlines but may prove key to retaining and wielding GOP power in a state that increasingly trends blue.
Multiple wolves and possible pup alive in Colorado after killings over border in Wyoming, wildlife officials say9/11/2020 8:00:44 AM
With Colorado voters set to decide whether to order a re-introduction of wolves, wildlife officials using cameras and "howl surveys" say they've regularly detected multiple wolves in the northwestern part of the state -- possibly including a pup from a newly-arrived pack.