The CEO of a Lakewood-based company that’s planning to build a uranium mill in southwest Colorado says he’s confident the facility will be built soon despite a lawsuit and the federal government’s recent reversal of a state-issued permit.
Spring is a key time for those watching wildfires because snow is melting and exposing dead vegetation. Add in some warm, windy and dry conditions and you get the fire that erupted in Eastern Colorado last weekend, which scorched 37 square miles.
The recent stretch of warm, sunny weather in northern Colorado is taking a toll on the state’s already lagging snowpack. Despite modest gains from several February storms, forecasters say the snowpack is shrinking with each warm day.
A bipartisan bill that would recommend third graders repeat the grade if they can’t read initially cleared the State House of Representatives on Tuesday. It’s a divisive measure for Democrats, with some arguing it won’t help children succeed academically.