Bruce Finley, The Denver Post

Bruce Finley

The Denver Post

Colorado, United States

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  • The Denver Post
  • San Jose Mercury News
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  • Summit Daily News

Recent articles by Bruce:

Huge Colorado water fight canceled as Pueblo West shortages intensify

A huge and beloved Colorado water fight has been canceled after local leaders of unincorporated Pueblo West calculated the event would have wasted the equivalent of an estimated 56,252 toilet flushes. → Read More

Moon may hold massive water from ancient volcanoes — a potential source for astronauts, study finds

Ancient volcanoes on the moon likely left water equal to what sits in Lake Michigan — locked in ice beneath the lunar surface — a potential source for humans, University of Colorado res… → Read More

Moon may hold massive water from ancient volcanoes — a potential source for astronauts, CU study finds

Ancient volcanoes on the moon likely left water equal to what sits in Lake Michigan -- locked in ice beneath the lunar surface -- a potential source for humans, University of Colorado researchers have concluded in a newly published study. → Read More

Marijuana labeling system “not an effective or safe way” to detail what’s inside the products, study finds

Marijuana product labels fail to capture “the chemical reality” of what people smoke, a University of Colorado study has concluded after analyzing 90,000 samples offered for sale in six… → Read More

Marijuana labeling system “not an effective or safe way” to detail what’s inside the products, CU study finds

Marijuana product labels fail to capture "the chemical reality" of what people smoke, a University of Colorado study has concluded after analyzing 90,000 samples offered for sale in six states. → Read More

Colorado community rethinks huge water fight as historic drought threatens hometown summer traditions

An insanely wet Pueblo West annual parade touted as America's biggest water fight west of the Mississippi River — drawing thousands, some aiming truck-mounted high-pressure blasters — faces an uncertain future. → Read More

Dust and smoke are turning Colorado’s blue skies red. Here’s where it’s coming from

Dust and smoke in wind from fires, dry land and construction this spring have turned Colorado’s blue skies Baghdad-red, and air quality experts anticipate more crazy haze in the future as wind scours particles from the arid Southwest. → Read More

Denver may start charging for trash pickup, issuing citations for garbage in recycling bins

Denver officials said the idea is to attack the huge volumes of waste hauled to landfills by incentivizing recycling – which has been free except for the yard waste composting. → Read More

Big universities are reaching into rural Colorado, where shrinking share of high school grads go to college

Higher education lags across open expanses of the Rocky Mountain West, where distances to campuses can exceed 100 miles and, in rural Colorado, barely half of high school graduates enroll in college. → Read More

Xcel changes electricity prices for 310,000 Colorado residents, urging off-peak nighttime use

Colorado’s electric utility Xcel Energy has shifted 310,000 residents to a new "time-of-use" pricing system that pushes them to change their lifestyles – incentivizing electricity use at night instead of during peak daytime hours. → Read More

Hickenlooper picks center path in partisan Senate, mulls repeat run

Sen. John Hickenlooper during his latest home state swing envisioned solutions to the world’s toughest problems, first during a stop at the Denver Brewing Company, where rooftop solar panels and a … → Read More

People side with political tribe even when COVID survival plan is same, researchers finds

People in modern democracies responded to the same COVID-19 pandemic crisis policies differently depending on who proposed them, University of Colorado psychology researchers have found. → Read More

“Spacing here was a problem”: Closely built homes helped Marshall firestorm spread, researchers say

Too many houses built too close together on the tinder-dry high plains between Denver and Boulder led to the record Marshall firestorm losses topping $1 billion, insurance industry researchers found this week as they sifted through ashes and charred ruins. → Read More

Marshall firestorm shows Colorado suburbs now vulnerable as climate warms, “hardening” needed, experts say

The higher temperatures drying the West had created such deadly conditions this winter that Colorado authorities were on alert, seven weeks before the Marshall firestorm, as multiple fast-moving grassfires broke out in Front Range cities. → Read More

CU interim president Todd Saliman to seek permanent position as national search begins

The University of Colorado’s interim president Todd Saliman says he'll apply for the permanent position and has notified CU's governing regents as a 16-member team begins a national search for candidates. → Read More

From Colorado to Glasgow: Student activists join world leaders at COP26 summit on climate change

Students on Colorado university campuses increasingly press administrators for support to align their daily local actions with efforts to contain climate warming. → Read More

Asteroid outpost seen as first step to being ‘a better space-faring species’

A robotic space station the size of a cube-shaped toaster vehicle, perched on an asteroid, will be humanity’s latest outpost for interplanetary exploration. University of Colorado engineers are teaming with the United Arab Emirates to build this space station and launch it in 2028 when Venus and the Earth align. → Read More

CSU launches $11M “student success” effort to boost 70% graduation rate

University leaders say the investment is meant to close “equity gaps” and increase student success and graduation rates. → Read More

Pressure is on in CU president search as school and student leaders seek diversity, funding

Colorado parents and students questioning the value of higher education present one of the major challenge in the University of Colorado’s search for a new president. → Read More

Bureau of Land Management HQ to be split between Grand Junction and D.C.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said Friday of her decision that “the BLM’s robust presence in Colorado and across the West will continue to grow.” → Read More