"The council, at the pleasure of which the city manager serves, asked for Barwick’s resignation on Jan. 7, entitling him to a year’s severance pay equivalent to his $195,228 annual salary, per the terms of his employment contract."
"The only sound anywhere is the warm hum of this electric typewriter and the mechanical rhythm of its key strikes, as clear and certain as gunfire."
"Friends of the Yampa’s biggest goal in the coming years is making sure those who enjoy non-consumptive water use — recreational and environmental use — have a voice, and that that voice is heard in policy discussions, Marlow said."
"His picture of the West Maroon Pass area resembled winter more than summer. Olp said he anticipates there will be significant snow on the Four Pass Loop and other high-elevation trails well into August."
"Readers noted that Breckenridge resident David Lesh posted pictures about snowmobiling on the Pass the next day on his Instagram and Facebook accounts."
"Two hydraulic WaveShapers at Sheridan’s River Run Park have boosted Colorado river surfing big time, despite the challenge of down-to-the-drop demands on Colorado's water."
"In contrast, during several drought years within the last decade, the state logged no deaths for river recreators. In both 2012 and 2013, when peak flows for rivers throughout Colorado were much below average, no fatalities were reported to American Whitewater’s database."
"Deep down, hundreds of feet below the Earth’s surface, the Environmental Protection Agency is looking for answers to one of the biggest mysteries in the Superfund site of mines around Silverton polluting the headwaters of the Animas River."
"118 years of data crunched by weather “backcaster” tells a climate story that plenty of people in the high-mountain valley are talking about."
"Pikas, which are related to rabbits, are particularly sensitive to changes in temperature and snowpack. Researchers with the Front Range Pika Project began collecting data on pikas in the White River National Forest last year."
“There are always threats, even to High Country rivers,” she said. “You’ve got concerns about mining discharge, nearby development and having the rivers sucked dry.”