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Officials: Fire near Boulder, Colorado, may be human-caused

Crews battle the Sunshine Fire in the Sunshine canyon area of Boulder, Colo. on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The small wildfire forced people from their homes early Sunday and ignited dead trees that exploded into black plumes of smoke, authorities and residents said. (Jeremy Papasso/Daily Camera via AP)

Firefighters made progress Sunday in battling a small wildfire that forced people to flee hundreds of homes in the mountains just outside downtown Boulder, Colorado, and authorities said they believe the blaze may have been human-caused. Light winds pushed the flames in the wooded area a couple of miles west of Pearl Street, the shopping […]

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Fossil fuel divestment movement looks to DU after hitting dry spell in Colorado

Students participate in a campus divest rally at Tufts University. The nationwide movement is underway at several universities in Colorado and is the source of heated debate. (James Ennis/Creative Commons)

The fossil fuel divestment movement may be losing steam in Colorado, but activists are hoping to reverse the slide by convincing the University of Denver to sell off its investments in coal, oil and natural gas. The University of Denver Board of Trustees is scheduled to consider at its Jan. 20 meeting a report from […]

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New CU Regent Jack Kroll discusses key problems facing CU and the higher education community

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Having won a hard-fought 2016 Democratic primary race for the open seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents and then cruising uncontested in the general election, 1st Congressional District Regent Jack Kroll, D-Denver, says he is ready to fight the important battles facing the university. Not long before his, 4th Congressional District Regent […]

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YESTERYEAR: Colorado GOP performs autopsy on self, Legislature talks regulatory reform

Twenty Years Ago this week in the Colorado Statesman … Too much sun in the Legislature? “Five hits and you’re out,” was the name of the game sponsored by Rep. Vickie Angler (R-Littleton) and Sen. Bill Schroeder (R-Morrison), which also went by its other more legislative moniker — HB 1159. The new law outlined in […]

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Cheers, jeers at Colorado GOP election night party

Colorado State Sens. Kevin Grantham, Jerry Sonnenberg, Jack Tate, Tim Neville, Chris Holbert, John Cooke and Randy Baumgardner at the Colorado GOP and Colorado For Trump election night party and Victory Celebration at the Double Tree Denver Tech Center, Nov. 8, 2016. (Photo by Steve Sokolik/The Colorado Statesman)
In an odd situation reminiscent of the 2016 election cycle, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman won re-election in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District and on the same night was scorned by Donald Trump’s supporters in attendance at the election night party where he delivered his victory speech. Coffman took the stage at the Colorado Republican Party’s election […]

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? According to a study, the next US president better act fast on the Colorado River

In this April 14, 2013 file photo, hikers make their way along the banks of the Colorado River near Willow Beach, Ariz. A survey of decision-makers by the group at the University of Colorado concludes that the president who takes office in 2017 could see cuts in Colorado River water supplies to Arizona and Nevada as soon as January 2018. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
The next U.S. president will have to act quickly to chart a course so the Colorado River can continue supplying water to millions of city-dwellers, farmers, Indian tribes and recreational users in the Southwest, according to a university research study made public Monday. A survey of policy- and decision-makers by the University of Colorado concluded […]

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