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2008-08-21 21:00:21

Republican presidential hopeful John McCain says the compact that governs use of the Colorado River should be renegotiated. The so-called Colorado Compact was made by Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California.The states say the river's water is over-allocated, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Thursday. Last Thursday, McCain told The Pueblo Chieftain "there's a movement amongst the governors to try, if not, quote, renegotiate, certainly adjust to the new realities...

2008-08-06 12:00:51

By James Amos, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Aug. 6--Black Hills Energy, the company that bought the Aquila electric utility earlier this year, announced Tuesday that it will be be building a 350-megawatt power plant somewhere in Colorado -- and soon. Black Hills, which supplies electricity for much of the Arkansas Valley, has been told by one of its largest suppliers, Xcel Energy, that its contract with Xcel won't be renewed in 2012. That will be a big loss, because Black Hills...

2008-08-06 12:00:00

By John Norton, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Aug. 6--One of the surest signs a bus is nearby is the telltale smell of exhaust. That might be harder to notice these days in Pueblo, thanks to $450,000 spent retrofitting city and school buses to reduce the pollutants put into the air and, maybe more significantly, into the passenger compartments. Part of the money, $250,000, was provided by Xcel Energy in its settlement with environmental groups clearing the way for construction of the...

2008-08-05 12:00:59

By Anthony A. Mestas, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Aug. 5--LAMAR -- Oil mogul and corporate raider T. Boone Pickens will speak at a town hall meeting Wednesday. Pickens will take the wraps off what he's calling the Pickens Plan for cutting the nation's demand for foreign oil by more than a third in less than a decade. He will discuss his proposal to reduce America's estimated $700 billion annual dependence on foreign oil imports at the Elks Lodge, 28157 U.S. 287, at noon. According...

2008-08-04 12:00:00

By Nick Bonham, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Aug. 4--The Colorado State Fair could go green. The 136-year-old event has always had a green thumb, being it was created to annually showcase the state's agriculture industry. Now it could go completely green or, in other words, become energy-efficient. Not a bad idea considering Fair utility costs have soared by almost $400,000 during the past four years. "Most people today are paying more (for utilities) in their homes. Take what you...

2008-08-04 12:01:03

By Hal Walter, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Aug. 4--French food philosopher Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote in 1825: "Tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are." In 2008, Brillat-Savarin might peer into the depths of our shopping carts, shake his head, and tell us that what we are is broke. He might also note that many in our society are overweight and unhealthy, primarily the result of eating too many highly processed foods. To be sure, food prices are up, along with fuel...

2008-08-02 15:00:12

By Chris Woodka, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Aug. 2--If they're in there, they're still hiding. After nearly 19,000 inspections at Lake Pueblo in the past three months, no new evidence of zebra mussels has surfaced. Periodic sweeps of the lake and others in the state by the Division of Wildlife turned up larvae of quagga mussels at Lake Granby, but nothing so far at Lake Pueblo. That doesn't mean the rangers or wildlife officers will stop looking. "The inspections will continue as...

2008-07-31 12:00:00

By Chris Woodka, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 31--Agricultural improvements now present a tiny problem, in terms of satisfying Kansas demands for Arkansas River water, but could become as significant as well pumping in terms of depletion. The Colorado Division of Water Resources attempted to put numbers to the problem to satisfy members of an advisory committee on proposed irrigation consumption rules. The group met at Colorado State University-Pueblo on Wednesday. "Right now, we...

2008-07-30 12:00:00

By Anthony A. Mestas, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 30--ORDWAY -- Otero and Crowley counties have a new range and livestock management extension agent. Natalie Edmundson of Ordway took the position in June. She replaced Bill Hancock, who retired two years ago. Edmundson, who grew up on a ranch north of Karval, graduated from Genoa-Hugo High School then went on to earn her bachelor's degree in biology at Colorado State University-Pueblo. After working as a hydrology and range...

2008-07-29 15:01:07

By Gayle Perez, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 29--Colorado State University-Pueblo will be using more of the sun's energy to power the campus through a new solar power project believed to be the largest of its kind on a college campus. Construction will begin soon on a three-acre, 1-plus megawatt ground-based solar electric power system that will provide energy equal to at least 10 percent of the university's current electrical needs. The project is expected to be operational by...


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