BLM pulls plans to sterilize wild horses in Oregon

According to a Friday ruling from the Interior Board of Land Appeals, “BLM wants to rescind the decision at issue in this appeal because it no longer wishes to implement it.” science news

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Boy discovers rare dinosaur skull near Grand Junction

Lachlan Barrett of Florida uncovered the 140-million-year-old skull on the Museums of Western Colorado’s dinosaur dig at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. science news

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New study reveals what makes marijuana edibles most attractive to young kids

Colorado’s new rules for marijuana-infused edibles — which prohibit products made in animal or fruit shapes — take an important step to curb edibles’ appeal to young children but they also may not go far enough by not regulating color, taste and smell, a recently released study suggests. marijuana news

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EPA puts Gold King Mine, other Colorado sites on priority list and pegs acid muck flow at 5.4 m gallons a day

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday took a key step toward cleanup at the Gold King Mine and 35 other sites in southwestern Colorado, putting them on the National Priorities List for Superfund cleanup. science news

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Longmont City Council debates rules for marijuana home grows

The Longmont City Council on Tuesday discussed a proposed ordinance to regulate marijuana home grows that would keep the city aligned with state law. marijuana news

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Colorado Supreme Court to hear Aspen bag-fee case

The Colorado Supreme Court announced Tuesday it will entertain arguments from a nonprofit that claims voters should have decided whether the city could add a 20-cent charge on disposable paper bags at Aspen’s two supermarkets. science news

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Colorado hits another cannabis 1st with certified hemp seed

Colorado is expected to reach another national first on cannabis Wednesday when state agriculture officials show off the first domestic certified hemp seeds. marijuana news

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Wildfire in northern Larimer County 60 percent contained

A wildfire in Larimer County has burned about 304 acres and is 60 percent contained. science news

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Xcel Energy reaches agreement on massive Rush Creek Wind Project

Xcel Energy said Tuesday it has reached two settlements that will speed up the development of a 600-megawatt wind project and the construction of a 125-mile transmission line to move energy from the eastern plains to the Front Range. science news

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BLM considers drilling leases near Rocky Mountain National Park

The Bureau of Land Management is considering leasing nearly 28,000 acres of land for oil and gas drilling in the Granby area near the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. science news

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