The U.S. Forest Service has consented to expanding federal leases that Mountain Coal Co. uses to extract coal from the West Elk Mine.
Farmers and ranchers said Tuesday that predators like coyotes are a huge problem, despite a federal report that found the number of cattle killed by the animals was minimal.
State lawmakers are considering a measure allowing more bear hunting.
A federal judge has upheld a decision by the National Park Service to use sharpshooters to thin overpopulated elk herds in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Environmental groups have filed two lawsuits in federal court over power-plant emissions in Colorado.
Federal land managers are considering a proposal by the artist Christo to hang 5.9 miles of shimmering fabric across the Arkansas River in Colorado for two weeks, but supporters and opponents of the plan aren’t keen on a compromise.