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Tag Archives: Colorado Water Conservation Board

PARCHED: Anticipated tab for state water plan doubles in less than two years

Implementing Gov. John Hickenlooper’s ambitious water plan likely will cost at least twice what the administration projected. When releasing the statewide strategy in 2015, James […]...

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August 11, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Water, Water

PARCHED: As hundreds of thousands of people move to Colorado, a critical water supply report is years behind schedule

Editor’s note: Marianne Goodland reports on water issues for this ongoing series: PARCHED, which looks at conservation, the role of agriculture and storage, as Colorado […]...

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July 27, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, 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

Mitchell named new director of Colorado Water Conservation Board

Rebecca “Becky” Mitchell, who currently heads up the water supply planning section of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, today was named the agency’s new director, […]...

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July 5, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Water, Water

More people, less water? Fewer Coloradans seem to care

Coloradans are more concerned about water quality than about water supplies, and their awareness of the state’s looming water shortage has fallen sharply in the […]...

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August 30, 2016 Blog, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

The Department of Natural Resources grossly misreported the cost of the state water plan

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration vastly miscalculated the cost of Colorado’s first statewide water plan. Earlier this month, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources provided The […]...

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July 20, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

State water plan cost at least $6 million

Colorado taxpayers have spent at least $6 million on the state’s water plan, an eight-month-old document that has led to little, if any, real water […]...

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July 8, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado’s water plan finally shows signs of progress

Since John Hickenlooper’s administration finalized Colorado’s first-ever statewide water plan in November, watchdogs have been wondering when — and if — state officials might start […]...

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March 30, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Watch: “What’s the Plan?” featuring Colorado Water Conservation Board director James Eklund

Under Gov. John Hickenlooper’s executive order, Colorado Water Conservation Board director James Eklund and his staff are tasked with putting together Colorado’s first-ever statewide water plan by the […]...

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September 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

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The Home Front: Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet unveils public-option health insurance bill

“Americans living in rural counties would get a public option for health insurance under a bill introduced by two U.S. senators,” reports The Grand Junction […]

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