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Tag Archives: conservation

Listen up! Indy Weekly Podcast, Episode 6: Will Colorado run out of water?

Colorado’s population is expected to grow from about 5.5 million in 2016 to as many as 10 million people by 2050. Unless we start to […]...

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June 24, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Water

PARCHED: Why Colorado could use a big drought.

There’s nothing like a drought to turn everyone’s attention to water conservation. Colorado’s last major drought was from 2001 to 2002. It wasn’t the length […]...

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June 22, 2017 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix, Water, Water

Lawmakers lament they “don’t have more influence” moving state water plan forward

Two sessions have passed since Gov. John Hickenlooper rolled out Colorado’s first statewide water plan, yet lawmakers have made little progress toward the plan’s main […]...

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May 26, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Water, Water

Staving off the state’s water shortage, one leaky pipe at a time

If Colorado hopes to reach its goal of conserving at least 130 billion gallons of water a year by 2050, some of the state’s water utilities […]...

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August 18, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

WHAT’S THE PLAN? Second draft of state water plan lacks actionable solutions to looming shortfall, critics say

Colorado needs a mother lode of water by 2050 – as much, in fact, as it takes to serve about 2 million people. As our […]...

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September 4, 2015 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

A small victory for conservationists trying to block Wolf Creek development

“Mountain solitude reimagined” is the motto for The Village at Wolf Creek, a massive, in-the-works development project near the Wolf Creek Ski Area and the […]...

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July 16, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Scoring Colorado lawmakers on conservation

Legalizing rain barrels. Incentivizing energy efficient construction. Supporting solar gardens. Opposing state control of public lands. Defending renewable energy mandates. These were just a few of the priorities last session for local environmental protection group Conservation Colorado, which has now...

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June 16, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Mix

80 percent of Denver public school kids have never been to the mountains

It's the kind of stat that seems impossible, yet it's one that Todd Hartman at the Colorado Department of Natural Resources says he hears all the time — though they may very well be able to see them from their...

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June 11, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix

High Country Election Reflection: Time for dialogue

Udall was probably the closest thing we had in Congress to a champion for the mountains, so there was a real sense of sadness in the wake of his loss to Cory Gardner....

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November 6, 2014 Reporter's Notebook, The Blogs

Water deal aims to keep city faucets flowing

  FRISCO — An $11 million dollar water deal announced last week could help keep faucets and sprinklers flowing in big western cities in the […]...

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August 6, 2014 Environment/Energy, The Mix

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We at The Indy send a delighted thank you to our readers who were able to make Friday night’s fundraiser at the Mercury Café! It was a […]

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Colorado’s voter data dump goes to the Trump task force on July 31

On Monday, July 31, Colorado will send publicly available personal information about its 3.7 million voters to an election task force set up by President […]

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