Farm-raised pheasants like this one, wearing blinders so it doesn't fight other birds, are being transported to areas that used to be known for pheasant hunting in order to prop up declining population.
As farmers across the Midwest have simplified the landscape and plowed up grassland to grow more corn and soybeans, habitat for pheasants, quail and other grassland birds has become increasingly scarce and their numbers are falling.
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan.
Some good news for towns hit hardest by September’s flooding. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced availability of nearly $63 million in federal recovery funds to help individuals and communities rebuild.
The Shoshone Generating Station, just off I-70 in Glenwood Canyon. Contruction started 1904 and it opened in 1909.
A complex series of agreements govern the distribution of water throughout the state. Along the Colorado River, farms, cities & towns, and the recreation industry are all big players. But everyone takes a backseat to a tiny hydroelectric plant that’s over 100 years old.