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Tag Archives: Water

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

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

Hell and High Water: Unexpected troubles along Colorado’s South Platte River

In places along the South Platte River, people are suffering from too much water.  Basements are flooding, sewage systems are being damaged, and the rising […]...

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April 25, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Little ditch, big deal: How an off-grid couple won their fight against Colorado water law

This story originally appeared on H2O Radio.  Living off the grid in Colorado’s vast San Luis Valley, Chuck and Barbara Tidd needed to find a […]...

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September 12, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

H20 Radio: Colorado Water Providers React to New EPA Health Advisory About PFOA and PFOS

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new stricter guidelines for two perfluorinated chemicals: PFOA and PFOS. The agency said the new limits were to provide […]...

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May 31, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

After years of drought and overuse, the San Luis Valley aquifer refills

This story first appeared in High Country News.   The San Luis Valley in southern Colorado is an 8,000-square-mile expanse of farmland speckled with potato, […]...

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May 27, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Statehouse water wars pit ag against former Gov. Bill Owens

  Eastern Plains farmers, ranchers and homeowners will go to the mat to protect their water rights. Last week at the state Capitol, some of […]...

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May 3, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Thousands of fish die in Colorado, amid flood recovery projects

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials now confirm that more than 5,600 fish, mostly rainbow and brown trout, died in the Big Thompson and its North Fork, and are blaming concrete from a bridge reconstruction project, part of the state’s massive...

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April 29, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

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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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