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Past articles by Dan:

The Colorado Symphony is getting a new principal conductor. And he wants to shake things up to stay relevant

Oundjian says the symphony needs to balance classical music traditions with the evolution necessary to remain relevant. → Read More


Colorado's Grizzly Creek Fire Shows Climate Change's Threat To Transport Routes

A huge wildfire shut down a portion of a cross-country interstate highway for two weeks. Now, in a ripple effect of the fire, the newly treeless area is vulnerable to flash floods and landslides. → Read More


The Air Force Struggles With Diversity. Can The Space Force Do Any Better?

Top Space Force leaders say gender and racial diversity are a core part of the mission. But past indicators present a troubling picture. → Read More

Born Of A Troubled Air Force, Can Space Force Set A New Standard For Diversity And Inclusion?

The head of the new Space Force says it must "build diversity and inclusion into our ‘cultural DNA.’" But critics point to troubles at the branch it grew out of — the Air Force — to argue that is easier said than done. → Read More


Preparing For The End Of The World, On A Budget

Doomsday prepper properties designed to ride out societal collapse are growing in popularity. Fortitude Ranch in Colorado aims to make bunkers affordable for the middle class. → Read More


What The Space Force Means For The National Guard

President Trump recently signed a bill that will create a new branch of the U.S. military called Space Force. The National Guard will play a key role. → Read More


Not Out To Lunch: Businesses That Rely On Federal Workers Suffer The Shutdown

While the furloughed employees are likely to get back pay, a sandwich shop is not going to get paid for a sandwich not eaten. → Read More

Closely Watched Marijuana Lawsuit Ends In Favor Of Colorado Grow Operation

A Denver jury has ruled in favor of a marijuana grow operation sued for potentially hurting the property values of a nearby ranch — marking a blow for → Read More

Western States Seeing First Snowfall Of Season

Areas all across the Mountain West, from Colorado's Front Range to Eastern Idaho, have seen their first real snowfall of the 2018-2019 season in the last → Read More


EPA To Dissolve Office Of Science Advisor

As part of a broader reorganization, the EPA will eliminate the science advisor role created to counsel acting EPA Administrator, Andrew Wheeler. Critics fear the move is a further demotion of scientific research. → Read More


Space Mining — Learning How To Fuel An Interplanetary Gas Station

Real space travel will necessitate interplanetary gas stations on the moon, or on asteroids. A Colorado university has launched the first degree program in "space mining." → Read More


A New Wildlife Refuge On The Grounds Around An Old Nuclear Weapons Plant

Land around the shuttered weapons production facility in Colorado known as Rocky Flats is slated to reopen today as a wildlife refuge. But some are questioning whether it's too soon to be safe. → Read More


Bureau Of Land Management Considers Move West

Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke wants to move the Bureau of Land Management out of Washington, D.C., to the West. Now cities in Western states full of public lands are jockeying to be the new BLM hub. → Read More


Drought And Fire Threat Lead To Forest Closings

Forest officials closed the San Juan National Forest in southwest Colorado because of "historic levels" of fire danger. The closure will affect local tourism economies. → Read More


In Colorado, 6 Wildfires Burn Across The Parched State

Wildfires have forced the evacuation of people from about 2,000 homes in southwestern Colorado, and the U.S. Forest Service will close the 1.8 million acre San Juan National Forest. → Read More


Despite Progress, Cities Struggle With Ambitious Climate Goals

Dozens of cities are vowing to cut their carbon emissions and uphold the U.S. commitment to the Paris climate deal. Despite progress, many are falling short of their most ambitious goals. → Read More

Nervous About Electric Vehicle Road Trips? You’re Not Alone

The American West is known for its wide open spaces. It can make for some pretty epic road trips, unless you have an electric vehicle and you’re stuck hours away from a charge. → Read More

Cowboys, Badlands and the Meaning of Conservation – An Inside Energy Podcast Special

If Ryan Zinke is modeling himself after the Conservationist President, Teddy Roosevelt, then why is he making headlines for rolling back land protections? There's more of an answer there than you might think. This half-hour Inside Energy special is hosted by Leigh Paterson and reported by Dan Boyce → Read More

Clean Power Plan Rollback: Five Things To Know

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday signed a proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan — President Obama’s signature climate change legislation. → Read More

Clean Power Plan Rollback: Five Things To Know

The Trump administration is repealing the Clean Power Plan. What does that mean to you? Here's five things to know about the plan, the repeal and what happens next. → Read More