Depending on who you talk to, folk singer and environmentalist John Denver was either revered or reviled in Colorado. And a petition circulating to name a mountain peak near Aspen after him is reopening the debate about his legacy in the Rocky Mountain state.
Colorado cities are making progress toward a 2007 carbon emissions goal set by former Governor Bill Ritter.
The so-called Colorado Climate Action Plan aims to reduce the state’s footprint 20 percent by the year 2020. Fort Collins is reporting an 11 percent drop between 2005 and 2010.
“You could look at our progress and say we’re over halfway there, only nine [percent] more to meet the goal,” said Lucinda Smith with the city’s Environmental Services Division. “But we’re likely to have continued growth so it will take continued focus and work to make progress on this.”
A hotel and conference center apparently won’t be built in downtown Fort Collins -- at least not with city support -- anytime soon. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall about what this may mean for the city’s economic development efforts.