User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Specific Organisms :: Birds
Last updated: Dec 19 2014 19:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Steamboat briefs: Christmas tree disposal available through January 19.12.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Now through the end of January, trees may be dropped off anytime at the northeast corner of the Howelsen Ice Arena parking lot. All tinsel, lights, nails and decorations should be removed from the trees. The area is for tree disposal only; no wreathes. The resulting mulch will be given to residents and used in city parks. Sorel Soiree to celebrate Howelsen Hill’s centennial Ticket sales for the 2015 Sorel Soiree, which will be held Feb. 6 and is hosted by the Alumni Club of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, will take place from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 7 and from 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 10 at Howelsen Hill. Tickets are $90 each and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Starting at 9 a.m. Jan. 14, tickets can be purchased tickets online at www.sswsc.org . The annual soiree is hosted by the Alumni Club of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and will celebrate Howelsen Hill’s 100th anniversary. The event features dancing to live music by Missed the Boat, catered food from Marno’s Custom ...
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A progress report on the Colorado River pulse 18.12.2014 High Country News Most Recent
Researchers are sifting through the impacts of last spring’s release.
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And the West is History 17.12.2014 Durango Herald
100 years ago: “Forest Ranger Frank Grubb leaves this morning for St. Louis on a visit. It is rumored by some of the North Durango night owls that Frank may bring back a blond.”75 years ago: “I, mayor of Durango, do hereby proclaim Dec. 17, 1939 FINLAND Day in this city and I ask the citizens of this community on...
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Outside chance 15.12.2014 Durango Herald
“What’s growing on that tree?” a young boy asked.Karen Carver, the Durango Nature Studies instructor that day, hadn’t even noticed the fuzzy material on the low branch. This was not part of the class curriculum. The fuzz was bear fur. Nearby, the youngsters found bear tracks.Their attention was riveted.
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Gypsum biomass power plant burning in active, three-alarm fire 13.12.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Fire crews from across the Western Slope are being summoned to assist in battling an active, three-alarm fire at a biomass power plant in Gypum on Saturday ...
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The $1.1T bill: School lunches, light bulbs, pot 13.12.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — School kids, truckers, marijuana smokers and fans of old-fashioned light bulbs are among millions of Americans with something extra riding on passage of a giant spending bill needed to keep the government running.
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For public lands, massive protections in defense bill 11.12.2014 High Country News Most Recent
But not all conservation groups think the gains are worth the losses.
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Guest Commentary: Teamwork, conservation will save the great sage grouse — not more lawsuits 11.12.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
The federal government's decision to do a "listing light" for the Gunnison sage grouse has unleashed the expected backlash.
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Islamic State group attacking Kobani from Turkey 29.11.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group launched an attack Saturday on the Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey, a Kurdish official and activists said, although Turkey denied that the fighters had used its territory for the raid.
Can biomimicry tackle our toughest water problems? 24.11.2014 Current Issue
With floating islands and other inventions, eco-entrepreneur Bruce Kania thinks so.
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Drone flight to catch Asian condor leads to ag application at home 23.11.2014 Denver Post: Business
Boulder-based drone maker Agribotix can tell a farmer when his corn is as high as an elephant's eye — or not growing at ...
Landscape-scale conservation gains ground 15.11.2014 High Country News Most Recent
The Nature Conservancy just announced its largest Washington land purchase to date.
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Gunnison listing brings greater worries to Northwest Colorado 15.11.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Summit, 1.4 percent Source: Jeff Comstock, Moffat County natural resources director Because the Fish & Wildlife Service decided, through its decision to list the Gunnison sage grouse, that local efforts are not sufficient for preserving the species, Moffat County officials and residents are concerned that they could use the same logic and the greater sage grouse might be listed next. Between 2006 and 2012, Colorado Parks and Wildlife spent more than $33 million on conservation efforts for the greater sage grouse. “It’s more than likely the greater sage grouse will be listed as threatened too,” said Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid. But Director of Natural Resources Jeff Comstock said the biology doesn’t allow for that jump. It’s just the precedent set by the Gunnison sage grouse decision that worries him and the rest of Northwest Colorado the most. “We're too early in the phase to know how the fish and wildlife service will react,” Comstock said. “It triggers the what-ifs on greater sage grouse, ...
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A worthwhile investment: the San Luis Valley Conservation Area 15.11.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, and fishing are a few of the many activities that attract people to the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado.
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Gunnison sage grouse gets divisive 'threatened' listing 14.11.2014 High Country News Most Recent
The decision upsets enviros and industry alike.
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"Overreach" on sage grouse? Hardly. 14.11.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
The writer calls the local effort to save habitat for the Gunnison sage grouse "highly successful," which is far from the truth.
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Daily Digest: Clampdown on oil, gas emissions tempered by Colorado drilling boom, and 9 other stories 13.11.2014 Denver Post: Local
Your daily resource for late-breaking news, upcoming events, the Denver weather forecast, Denver traffic information, and the stories that will be talked about on this very cold Thursday, ...
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Editorial: Gunnison sage grouse listing snubs local efforts 13.11.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
It's unfortunate the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service felt obliged to list the Gunnison sage grouse this week as a threatened species.
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Gunnison sage grouse gets federal protection to prevent extinction 13.11.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Federal wildlife officials on Wednesday committed to the ecological rescue of the Gunnison sage grouse, which has been forced to the brink of extinction by development in the West.
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Endangered bird blitz: Colorado presses feds for more time on grouse 11.11.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado blitzed the federal government, urging a delay of a court-ordered decision on whether to protect the imperiled Gunnison sage grouse.
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