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One Sunday morning several years ago Dave Huhn got a call. He’s usually off work that day, but it was the height of irrigation season and decided to answer. The woman on the other end was frantic, screaming as she watched her 82-year-old husband from the window.

Their 86-year-old neighbor was beating him with a shovel.

Courtesy of the Apple Core Project

Western San Miguel and Montrose Counties, which edge up against the Utah border in a vast patchwork of red rock canyons, juniper forests and sage-covered mesas, are better known for their extractive pasts than their fruit production. 

EPA Requests Dismissal of Gold King Mine Lawsuit

Jul 27, 2018
Jay Canode

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit on the Gold King Mine spill that polluted the Animas and San Juan Rivers in 2015. 

Fighting Fire with Fire in New Mexico’s Ponderosa Pines

Jul 6, 2018
Courtesy of Western State Colorado University

Prescribed burns are a useful tool against the increasing danger of wildfires in the Western United States. But there’s a risk. 

A Mining Solution to an Environmental Problem

Jul 3, 2018
Chris Marcinek

It’s been over 27 years since mining operations came to a halt at the Camp Bird Mine near Ouray. But if you go up to the mine at 10,000 feet, you’ll see a lot of activity. 

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