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Tag Archives: Colorado River

Money for water: A pilot project wins over skeptical farmers and ranchers

PINEDALE, WY – When Freddie Botur, 45, whose ranch spans 72,000 acres outside of Pinedale, Wyoming, first heard about a program that was paying ranchers […]...

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August 31, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized, Water, Water

PARCHED: Farms could help solve Colorado’s water shortage. So why aren’t they?

Colorado’s looming water shortage would be easier to quench if farmers and ranchers were willing to part, if only temporarily, with some of their supplies. But […]...

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July 12, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Water, Water

Climate change is shrinking the West’s water supply

Picture a snowflake drifting down from a frigid February sky in western Colorado and settling high in the Rocky Mountains. By mid-April, the alpine snowpack […]...

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May 15, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized, Water, Water

BLM’s planned lease sale of 100,000 Colorado acres for drilling prompts legal protest

The Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to auction approximately 100,000 acres of federal public lands in northern Colorado for oil and gas drilling has attracted […]...

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April 12, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Water

The iffy fate of the Colorado River

On paper, the Colorado River is just fine. In reality, maybe not. It all has to do with the water levels in two reservoirs that […]...

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August 27, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Southwestern youth organize to conserve the Colorado River

Two dozen college kids from all over the Southwest have flocked to Denver this weekend to learn about the history and future of the Colorado […]...

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July 24, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Coloradans urge water fixes: Take Mississippi River water, ban fracking, close borders

Coloradans flooded the CWCB with more than 24,000 emails and letters in the past 18 months, ...

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July 2, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Our great overtaxed Colorado River: The New Yorker profile

As The Colorado Independent has been reporting, the state is developing a new master water plan. And as David Owen makes plain in a signature […]...

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May 19, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Conservation groups go after Hickenlooper for water bill veto

“This bill was the result of thousands of hours of coalition work over several years. The governor expressed support and then seemingly out of nowhere he turned around and vetoed it.”...

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June 11, 2014 Environment/Energy, The Mix

Sides agree to innovative Fraser River deal to help slake Denver Water thirst

Ranchers, anglers and big-city water bosses raised a white flag in Colorado's long-running water wars this week by setting aside bullying and threats of lawsuits and permit appeals....

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March 5, 2014 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

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Leadership at the League of Women Voters in Colorado split over redistricting campaign

The president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado, a nonpartisan voter education group that lent its name and credibility to a revamped campaign to […]

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