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3 years 10 months ago

Local salsa coming to a store near you

There's some tasty business going on in Colorado Springs. A small Mexican restaurant is bottling its famous salsa, bringing a little hometown flavor to a grocery store near you. Opened in 2001, the Cafe El Paso has struck a nerve in Colorado Springs. El Paso, Texas native Sandra Santoscoy...

4 years 4 months ago

Pueblo employer Vestas continues expansion

Vestas Wind Systems plans to open a research and development office in Louisville that will employ up to 240 people over the next several years. Vestas already has operations in three Colorado communities, including Pueblo. The Danish company announced its new plans Tuesday during the Louisville City Council meeting....

4 years 9 months ago

Feds outline plan to nurse Great Lakes to health

The Obama administration has developed a five-year blueprint for rescuing the Great Lakes after more than a century of environmental damage. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the document, which Lisa Jackson, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, will release at a news conference Sunday in Washington. It pledges...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Colorado senators introduce wilderness proposal

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are sponsoring a bill to declare about 61,000 acres in southwestern Colorado as federal wilderness and special management areas. The proposal by the Colorado Democrats is a companion to one introduced last month by Colorado congressman John Salazar. The San Juan Mountains...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Lines long for energy-saving work

Colorado nonprofits that help lower home energy bills say the lines are long and growing for free energy-saving repairs paid with federal stimulus money. The state is getting $3.6 million for weatherization that helps homes conserve energy by such repairs as improving insulation or replacing old furnaces. The Energy...

5 years 1 month ago

Nuclear energy becomes pivotal in climate debate

Nuclear energy was once vilified by environmentalists -- but not so much lately amid the push to curtail greenhouse gases. Nuclear energy has become a pivotal bargaining chip as Senate Democrats seek Republican votes to pass climate legislation. The nuclear industry's long-standing campaign to rebrand itself as green appears to...

5 years 1 month ago

Wind farms expand with help of federal aid

The nation's wind industry is continuing to open new wind farms with the help of nearly $1 billion in federal stimulus grant money. The American Wind Energy Association reported Tuesday that developers installed 1,649 megawatts of wind power capacity--enough to serve the equivalent of 480,000 average households--in the third quarter....

5 years 1 month ago

Shovelnose sturgeon proposed for listing

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing federal protection for the shovelnose sturgeon to help protect the endangered pallid sturgeon. The agency says anglers accidentally harvest the pallid sturgeon when they're seeking the more plentiful shovelnose sturgeon, which is valued for its roe, sold as caviar. Fewer than 40...

5 years 2 months ago

North America backs plan to cut greenhouse gases

A treaty aimed at fixing the earth's ozone layer has become the first global environmental agreement to achieve universal ratification. Small island nations yesterday gained North America's powerful backing for the plan to convert the U.N. ozone treaty into a tool for phasing out some of the globe's most powerful...

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