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Where will the (hot) spring travel bug take you?

natural hot springs, Colorado hot springs

Spring is around the corner. My daughter, just an elementary sprout, informed me just yesterday that the first day of spring is only a week away, arriving March 20th. With the promise of warm weather on the way, my feet start itching to travel. Colorado, a friend once told me, is the “perfect” place to live. Not too cold, and not ...

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US rig count drops 5 this week to 415

rig count, oil natural gas

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by five this week to 415, another all-time low amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 894 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 338 rigs sought oil and 86 explored for natural gas. One was listed ...

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Northern Colorado water officials pleased with Colorado Water Plan

In the Colorado Rockies, this is at the Clinton Dam Reservoir.

After years of preparation, the Colorado Water Plan was released on Thursday, and local water officials are pleased. The plan lays out the state’s water policy goals: more conservation and more storage. Instead of legislating, the plan is designed to get leaders at all levels on the same page about Colorado’s water future. “Everybody’s happy today,” said Northern Water Spokesman ...

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Southern Ute Indian tribe works out solar plant deal

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DURANGO, Colorado (AP) — The Southern Ute Indian tribe plans to build a solar plant that will power about 10 tribal buildings in the capital of their Colorado reservation. The Durango Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1MNpyWa ) that the tribe recently struck a deal with the La Plata Electric Association, just in time to meet an end-of-the-year deadline to use a $1.5 ...

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States find their voice on federal land use

Oil pad access roads crossing Bennet Creek, three miles south of the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. (Image: National Parks Conservation Association via Flickr)

WASHINGTON — It’s a battle long fought, but seldom won: States want to gain control of federal land within their borders. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the U.S. Forest Service, and other federal agencies control vast swaths of the land in some Western states, as much as 80 percent in Nevada. But local residents are often frustrated with federal ...

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