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On Tuesday the Forest Service issued its decision on a proposal to re-open an alabaster mine in a sensitive area of the White River National Forest. KDNK's Ed Williams has this update.
Click through to view the White Bank mine decision notice.
The needs of a declining herd of bighorn sheep are running up against the needs of a mining company. As KDNK’s Ed Williams reports, neighbors and conservationists are awaiting an important decision on the issue by the Forest Service.
Over the course of a year, there could be less water traveling down the Frying Pan River, which could have implications for anglers and others who use it. KDNK’s Eric Skalac looked at how the Bureau of Reclamation is asking the public for their opinions on a new plan for the Ruedi Reservoir
Next Wednesday, October 12, is the last day for the public to send comments to the Forest Service regarding the proposed alabaster mine near Avalanche Creek south of Carbondale. KDNK's Ed Williams has more.
To see the environmental assessment and send your comments to the forest service, click here.
A wildfire continues to burn on federal land near Old Snowmass after being ignited by lightning Saturday. The blaze has grown five times its size since it started, but as KDNK's Ed Williams reports, officials say that's not a bad thing.
In western states like Colorado, there are growing concerns that pollution from oil and gas drilling is posting risks to public health. To that end, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new rules to help curb the problem. The agency held a day long hearing in Denver on Wednesday to get input on the changes. As KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports, environmental groups praised the proposal, while industry representatives say they're too broad.
For years, Colorado officials have been urging homeowners to curb their water use outdoors in order to save some of the precious resource. But now a proposal being considered by state lawmakers could start scaling back the amount of water used indoors... starting in the bathroom. As part of KDNK's continuing collaborative environmental coverage with Aspen Public Radio, Luke Runyon reports.
Today, we begin an ongoing cooperative reporting project with our sister station, Aspen Public Radio. The project will focus on environmental issues. Yesterday, Forest Service officials met with community members at the site of a proposed gypsum mine near Avalanche Creek. In the first of our cooperative reports, KDNK reporter Ed Williams has more on what the proposed mine could mean for local residents. You can read the environmental report and add your public comment here.
Huge clusters of dead lodge pole pines and other trees killed by insects can now be found on over four million acres of land in Colorado. And regional and local forest managers are looking into whether those dead trees can be used to create green energy. Brent Gardner-Smith of Aspen Journalism has more.