Gravel & cobbles and implications of the Colorado River Basin’s slow bake

Aug. 16, 2020

Original article can be found at Mountain Town News Originally published on August 16, 2020 By Allen Best Gravel yards annoy me. I’ve driven around Las Vegas and Albuquerque, both places of considerable aridity that depend greatly upon the Colorado River. Gravel has come to dominate the front yards in...

Demonstrations Spread Across Colorado As Racial Justice And Pandemic Stressors Add Up

Aug. 11, 2020

Original article can be found at KUNC Originally published on August 11, 2020 By Leigh Paterson Adam Rayes In April, hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the Colorado state Capitol building, protesting Colorado’s stay-at-home order. At the end of May, crowds began marching in Denver protesting against police brutality, following the...

Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board Mix Of Legislators, Historians, Community Members

July 31, 2020

Original article can be found at CBS Denver Originally published on July 31, 2020 By Jeff Todd DENVER (CBS4) – The board that will look at names of public spaces and geographic features in Colorado was named. The 12 members of the Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board are a mix...

Limerick named to state Geographic Naming Advisory Board

July 31, 2020

Original article can be found at CU Boulder Today Originally published on July 31, 2020 By Andrew Sorensen Patty Limerick, faculty director and chair of the board of CU Boulder’s Center of the American West , will play a central role in Colorado’s historic effort to reassess names of state...

‘Patriot’ Movement Conspicuously Absent From Portland’s Federal Overreach Protests

July 27, 2020

Original article can be found at NPR Originally published on July 27, 2020 By Kirk Siegler Over the weekend as large crowds of protesters in Portland chanted in support of Black lives and against an ongoing federal police crackdown around the courthouse, some heads turned when a few young men...

Patty Limerick and the untold stories of the American West

Feb. 20, 2020

Original article can be found at The CU Independent Originally published on February 20, 2020 By Noelle Videon Patty Limerick’s early interest in the history of the American West was in the stories untold — the stories about the people that she had known as a child who were so...

Controversy over Denver Water’s Gross Reservoir expansion offers a glimpse into water woes in the West

July 10, 2019

Raising the 55-year-old dam near Boulder is essential to keep a stable water supply in a changing climate, utility says. Residents insist conservation could be just as effective.

Outgoing US Interior secretary defends legacy as he leaves

Jan. 4, 2019

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – As former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exits Washington chased by ethics investigations and criticism of his actions favoring industry, he told The Associated Press he’s lived up to the conservation ideals of Theodore Roosevelt and insisted the myriad allegations against him will be proven untrue.

History Colorado’s future gets some clarity thanks to new additions, challenging 2018 The state’s historical preservation society wants to put controversies behind it

Dec. 13, 2018

Original article can be found at The Know Originally published on December 13, 2018 By John Wenzel Header Photo: Riley Lang, 9, center, and dancers are in History Colorado Center to celebrate opening of Written on the Land Exhibit. Dec. 8, 2018. Written on the Land brings history to the...

Polis win highlights Boulder influence in state politics

Nov. 9, 2018

Original article can be found at The Daily Camera Originally published on November 9, 2018 By Charlie Brennan Editor’s note: This article has been edited to correct Josie Heath’s name. A commonly accepted wisdom has long held that a “Boulder liberal” can’t win statewide office, but in an election year...