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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 »

ColoradoPols » Sage Grouse Efforts Get Steamboat Boost

Sage Grouse Efforts Get Steamboat Boost – ColoradoPols.com …Colorado is currently needing to complete a strong conservation plan to show the federal government that it, along with the other ten states that have greater sage grouse habitat, is serious enough about protecting the grouse that it can avoid a listing under the Endangered Species Act.  That more »

ColoradoPols » Sage Grouse Sonnet, Because its All About Love

Sage Grouse Sonnet, Because its All About Love – ColoradoPols.com   Musings for St. Valentines Day From @PiceanceDog   The grouse courts on its sagebrush steppe At winters end in familiar lek. To strut and puff as the hens inspect, A dance, like a sonnet, in a metered step To find love with the right more »

GJ Sentinel » Gas-drilling foes turn out in force, against tall odds

Gas-drilling foes turn out in force, against tall odds | GJSentinel.com. PAONIA — North Fork Valley residents are rallying again to try and stop oil and gas development involving tens of thousands of acres, but in this case face a daunting challenge because the land already is leased. Some 200 people turned out at a more »

Gift Workshop: The Art of Advocacy-Finding the Way to the Winning Campaign

The Art of Advocacy: Finding the Way to the Winning Campaign Thursday, February 12, Lunch at 12 Noon with program from 12:30 – 1:30 pm.  The Learning Council at the Old River Road Trading Post 15495 Black Bridge Road, Paonia   “Be the Change you wish to see in the World” Gandhi   A brief more »

NorthForkScrapbook.org » A View of the Valley: the North Fork Alternative Plan

A View of the Valley: the North Fork Alternative Plan I hate to fly. It terrifies me. Always has. I haven’t been on a commercial airliner since September 8, 2001, when I ended up stuck in DC over 9/11. My friend Jeff finally persuaded me to go for a ride with him in his little more »