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Author : Bob Berwyn

Photo: Wildlife needs water, too

White pelicans may not exactly be the first animals that come to mind when thinking about Colorado’s water. But their seasonal appearance at a few […]...

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June 11, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Taming the South Platte River

Making sure there’s plenty of clean water for people to use on a daily basis isn’t easy in a world with 7 billion people. Globally, […]...

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June 8, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Farms and cities vie for South Platte River water

The South Platte River is running big this year, and the mud in the fields around Sterling is boot-deep. Water is everywhere, overflowing levees near […]...

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June 2, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

‘Where’s the beef’ in Colorado’s water plan?

FRISCO — The first draft of Colorado’s new water plan offered plenty of background information about the state’s water, but didn’t say exactly what can […]...

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June 1, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Can more plumbing save Colorado’s water?

When Colorado’s tourism marketing gurus wanted to show the world what the state is all about, they used television spots evoking the powerful call of wild […]...

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May 28, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

California drought holds lessons for Colorado

Coloradans are watching California dreams turn to dust during an unrelenting four-year drought. There, the only way some people can get water is off the […]...

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May 22, 2015 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

Water bosses fish for good ideas in 24,000-plus water-plan comments

STERLING —Thousands who commented on Colorado’s draft water plan will be surprised to learn that their letters, postcards and emails may be discounted by at […]...

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May 21, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Colorado River: ‘Time to stop studying and start doing’

The Colorado River Basin is running out of water, announced the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in 2012. This week, the agency followed up on its gloomy prediction with a new report outlining […]...

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May 14, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Coloradans scramble to plan for looming water crisis

FRISCO — When an earthquake hits or a wildfire blazes, there’s little doubt that a natural disaster is under way. But a water crisis can […]...

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May 13, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Stormwater ‘recycling’ could help boost urban water supplies

Even though the rain-barrel bill got dunked in the Colorado Legislature this year, another measure that could help conserve and reuse urban water on a […]...

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May 11, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

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The Home Front: Longmont coughs up $200,000 for ‘warrantless police dog searches’ at a subsidized apartment

“Longmont on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to pay $210,000 to four tenants of The Suites and their ACLU attorneys as part of a […]

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