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Tag Archives: Drought

How a plan to save southeastern Colorado went off the rails

This story originally appeared on High Country News.  Steve Wooten stands on a low ridge overlooking the Purgatoire River and the yellowed grass and red rock […]...

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December 25, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Path forward is murky in Hickenlooper’s final water plan

Gov. John Hickenlooper has made public Colorado’s first statewide water plan. Though the document is intended to save the state from a looming water crisis, […]...

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November 20, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Make a splash: Comment on Colorado’s water plan – by Thursday

Attention Colorado: We may disagree on many things in this square state. But we can all agree that we need — and love — our […]...

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

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

Homebrew: Windfarm wars in El Paso County

Windy case NextEra Energy Resources and El Paso County both tried to stop a lawsuit from irate property owners trying to dismantle The Golden West Wind […]...

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July 22, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Homebrew: Cherry Creek School District beefs up security after controversy takes unsavory turn

Food fight Della Curry was kitchen manager at Dakota Valley Elementary School until getting the boot in late May. She says she was fired for giving […]...

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June 22, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized, Wiretap

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

Cry me a barrel: Senate drowns rainwater-collection bill

Collecting rainwater runoff from roofs, to water plants, is illegal, and the Senate just voted to keep it that way. Talk about some good old […]...

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May 6, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics

It all ends in a Nevada mud puddle: Lake Mead, the Colorado River and drought

In case you missed it: The terrifying evaporating mud puddle that was once Lake Mead outside of Las Vegas is a flashing warning sign –  […]...

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April 30, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

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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Join The Indy for Denver DA debate, Sept. 14th

It’s often said that a district attorney has more direct power over people’s lives than a mayor. If that’s so, Denver voters need to know […]

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Meet Mr. Middle, the Unity Party’s nominee for U.S. Senate in Colorado

  On a recent Monday, Bill Hammons was driving around Denver and explaining what it’s like to be on the ballot for national office in […]

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