Wolf reintroduction

High Country News

On this week's Local Motion, KVNF's Kate Redmond speaks with High Country News correspondent Nick Bowlin about his article on energy companies leaving Colorado with billions of dollars in oil and gas cleanup. Plus, KVNF's Gavin Dahl hears from HCN associate editor Paige Blankenbuehler about the ideas suburban second graders have for helping CPW manage the reintroduction of wolves.

Wyoming Fish & Game

  • Delta County School District seeks public input on proposal to combine students into fewer campuses
  • Utah Montessori school backtracks on allowing parents to opt students out of Black History curriculum
  • KVNF's Kate Redmond talks to Pete Kolbenschlag about new interactive map launched by Colorado Farm Food Alliance
  • Capitol Coverage reporter Scott Franz explores the challenges faced by Colorado wildlife officials as they begin controversial process of bringing gray wolves back to the state, as mandated by voters

  • Oil production dropped 13% during the pandemic, largest drop in 20 years
  • Colorado food pantries reporting 2-3 times normal demand for food, 1/3 served never needed help before
  • Research from Yellowstone backs up theory that wolves may be effective way to control spread of chronic wasting disease
  • Will Walkey from KHOL reports on new threats to Wyoming's wind rush potential

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  • Mesa County ICU beds at capacity
  • Polis appoints Maria Berkenkotter to Colorado Supreme Court
  • Colorado recycled less in 2019
  • Report finds insulin costs are forcing Colorado diabetics to ration drugs
  • Delta renovating Centennial Park
  • No rush to reintroduce grey wolves
  • Immigrants celebrate launch of Vida Foundation in Eagle County


  • 4 Delta County Sheriff's office staff tested positive for COVID-19, recovered, and are back to work
  • Colorado Division of Insurance anticipates 2021 individual health plans will cost less thanks to the reinsurance program
  • New report: coal mine reclamation could create thousands of jobs
  • 2 Colorado ballot initiatives on oil and gas have been pulled
  • Communities of color are vulnerable

  • A tale of mushroom foraging
  • New study finds most state residents support wolf reintroduction

  • Cedaredge man killed while trying to help at accident scene
  • Census looks to count children below the age of 5 in Colorado
  • Second sighting of wolf pack causes Governor Polis to comment
  • Rep. Soper to introduce bill that would make corpse abuse a felony

  • Capitol Coverage of Governor Polis, Republican agendas at state house
  • Progress of healthy Wyoming wolf pack may affect Colorado ballot initiative
  • Crawford State Park to offer free services on January 25th
  • Cedaredge Police Chief moves to Delta County Sheriffs office

  • Group hoping to reintroduce gray wolf to Colorado turns in signatures
  • Gray wolf, kicked out of state in 1940's, looks to return by vote
  • Arizona county demonstrates what happens when growth collides with water scarcity

  • Wolf reintroduction ballot bid close to having enough signatures
  • Proposal suggests Western Slope farmers and ranchers should use less water
  • Douglas County High School makes innovative classroom out of freight car
  • Officials working on removing salty wastewater from Paradox Valley
  • District 3 Representative Scott Tipton will have primary competition

  • Capitol Coverage of rise in hate crimes around the state
  • Mt. Garfield Middle School in Clifton closed today for deep clean
  • Proposed wolf reintroduction not supported by GarCo commissioners

  • Man killed in rollover on Hwy 50 outside Grand Junction
  • 3,000 residents of Palisade without water during repairs
  • Work on I70 in Grand Junction will bring delays
  • Cedaredge prepares to host Stars and Stripes Military Ball
  • Count of Gunnison sage grouse in Montrose County not sustainable
  • Wolf reintroduction in Colorado nears one step closer to ballot box