Category Archives: News

Glenwood Springs Post Independent » Opinion: Clean Power Plan works for Colorado

This past summer, the Environmental Protection Agency took the greatest single step the U.S. has ever taken to address climate change, finalizing the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan sets the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, reducing it, by the year 2030, 32 percent below 2005 levels. This will only more »

High Country News » Can small communities tackle global food security?

Climate change has profound impacts on growing seasons and crop yields, but local solutions have promise. This story was produced in partnership with KVNF Radio in Paonia, Colorado. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this year is on course to be the hottest year in recorded history. And with greenhouse gas emissions increasing, more »

Grand Jct. Sentinel, Editorial » Coal counties deserve help with transition

Coal counties deserve help with transition By The Daily Sentinel Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Because coal is big in Western Colorado — as an abundant resource, a cheap way to generate electricity and a provider of good-paying jobs — President Obama’s initiative to reduce carbon emissions from power plants has more opposition here than other more »

Delta County Independent » County weighs in on lease exchange

The Delta Board of County Commissioners has taken an official position on the proposed Thompson Divide gas lease exchange which includes federal gas lease properties in Delta County. County administrator Robbie LeValley notes the exchange process is likely to be a long one involving levels of government right up to the U.S Congress which will more »

CO Farm & Food Alliance » Denver Event Combines Fine Nosh and Spirits to Discuss Farms & Food Security

This past May the Colorado Farm & Food Alliance joined with partners and friends including Slow Food Western Slope, the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, and the Valley Organic Growers Association to bring a sampling of top quality Colorado-sourced food and drink to Denver, with a message. If you care about food you need to care about how oil and more »

Western Slope Now » Western Slope Climate Challenge

 

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 »