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Congressman Cory Gardner is running for Senate to impose a narrow agenda on Colorado that isn’t the Colorado way.

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Denver Post: Alkali fire in Moffat County now estimated at 20,000 acres

By Denver Post

The Alkali fire burning in Moffat County has consumed more than 20,000 acres, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Land Management said. The blaze, already blamed for destroying a home and a barn, continues to burn Thursday, Lynn Barclay, the spokeswoman, said. Barclay also said the fire is threatening nearby oil and gas operations, including […]

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AP: Senators seek emergency wildfire fighting money

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Patty Murray andMaria Cantwell were among a dozen U.S. senators who sent a letter to Senate leaders asking for passage of emergency legislation to allocate $615 million for use in fighting wildfires. The letter, sent Tuesday, was also signed by Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon,Tom Udall of New Mexico, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer of California, Mark Udall and Michael Bennet of Colorado; […]

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Climate Progress: Wind Turbine Manufacturer Hiring 800 People In Colorado As Orders Pile Up

By ThinkProgress

On Friday Vesta Wind Systems announced it was hiring 800 new workers, part of plans to fill 1,500 jobs this year in Colorado, after receiving orders for 370 turbines over the last few weeks. The jobs will be full-time, high-skilled jobs primarily in the manufacturing of blades and towers.

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