Author Archives: Pete Kolbenschlag

Join Us At the Western CO Climate Challenge

Western Colorado Climate Challenge & Solar Fair May 1 -3 in Paonia, Colorado Hosted by: Climate Colorado and Solar Energy International   “Solving Colorado’s Climate Crisis through Rapid-Prototyping Change” Sponsors include The Hive Paonia, Western Slope Conservation Center, Mountain West Strategies, and Community Office for Resource Efficiency Tickets available here   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday more »

Summit County Citizens Voice » Hey, Colorado – how about a climate challenge?

Hey, Colorado – how about a climate challenge? Paonia event focuses on solutions for western Colorado Staff Report FRISCO — Everybody is talking about climate change, but that palaver doesn’t always translate into action. Not so in Paonia, though, where community and climate activists will gather May 1-3 for the Western Colorado Climate Challenge & Solar more »

ColoradoPols » Step Right Up and WIN! This Boom will never Bust, Baby!

Step Right Up and WIN! This Boom will never Bust, Baby! Colorado is about to lose thousands of jobs, again, as the latest boom and its promise of vast riches crashes into the reality of a volatile commodity market.  Again. Like in the last bust in 2008 that hit the western Colorado gas fields, it was just months more »

North Fork Scrapbook » Unicorn Arts Collective Presents: Elemental Rising

Unicorn Arts Collective Presents: Elemental Rising | North Fork Scrapbook The Paonia Fashion Show is back! This time the Elements are rising to the occasion. More than just a fashion show, this year The Unicorn Arts Collective is bringing a multi-media arts experience to the Paradise Theater. Originally conceived as The District 81428 Fashion Show, more »

North Fork Scrapbook »The North Fork Seed Library

The North Fork Seed Library Spring is approaching and it’s time to start plotting your garden. First, what are you hoping to grow? A specific variety of squash or particular heirloom okra? Whatever it may be, the Hotchkiss Seed Library probably has it! They have a vast array of seeds to peruse that any library more »

Colorado Farm & Food Alliance » Fracking in the North Fork Valley by Eugenia Bone

Fracking in the North Fork Valley by Eugenia Bone – Colorado Farm & Food Alliance When I told friends in New York that my husband and I had bought a ranch in Colorado, I was surprised to discover how many had fantasized about living out west. I didn’t realize that even the most citified among them more »

Colorado Farm & Food Alliance » Localvores, Pick Up Your Forks! Oil and Water Don’t Mix

Localvores, Pick Up Your Forks! Oil and Water Don’t Mix By @ColoFarmFood, crossposted at ColoradoPols.com Attention has been focused on Denver, as Governor Hickenlooper’s Oil and Gas Task Force finishes its work, mostly avoiding the contentious issues that surround the industrial realities of oil and gas—noise, pollution, traffic, and impacts to land and existing uses—which led to its formation more »

NorthFork Scrapbook »Western Slope: Soon to See Sandhill Cranes

By Courtney Mullin Rocky Mountain Sandhill Cranes have been traveling almost the same migratory route for thousands of years along the Rocky Mountain Range. Over 20,000 of them winter in Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico, and make their way north as the weather warms. One of their first stops is the Monte more »

ColoradoPols » State-funded Science Institutions Host Keynote by Fringe Anti-Science Guy

@PKolbenschlag The wires are abuzz about the latest example of fossil fuel influence attempting to bend science, another Climate Change Denialist hero has been shown as seriously besotted by sooty cash, but failed to note the connection.  His ‘science’ was—in fact—“deliverables” to dirty energy powerhouses, from utilities, coal, oil and gas, the Kochs. Meanwhile in western Colorado, more »

GJ Sentinel » Large-scale industrial activity a tough fit for Colorado’s farm-to-table capital

Large-scale industrial activity a tough fit for Colorado’s farm-to-table capital | GJSentinel.com …The majority of the drilling jobs are temporary. Companies like SG acknowledge that they bring in outside contractors for most of the positions, which leads to no long-term benefit to our local economy. We all want the North Fork to thrive. To many more »