Oil rigs and coal mines. Wind turbines and solar panels. With its wealth of both traditional and renewable resources, Colorado is poised to become a major player in the new energy economy. 5280's special report looks at what it all means for you.
5280's November issue offers up three winter escapes where no snowmobile can follow, plus cozy places to stay over when you just can't go back till tomorrow ("Quiet Trails," page 142). Here, we've found two more options to flee the city streets with snowshoes and a thermos on a cold winter day—this time in Lake and Summit counties.
Seven years ago, Congress passed a law admitting that nuclear weapons workers were exposed to radiation "without their knowledge or consent." The measure promised to compensate cancer-stricken ex-bomb builders with medical benefits and a lump sum of $150,000. But as former Rocky Flats workers are learning, the government is best at handing out one thing: denial.
They are America's Cold War veterans. And they bravely endured years of radiation at Rocky Flats nuclear facility for a country that pledged to care for them. Instead, government loopholes are making sure those promises aren't kept.
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