Tag Archives: water plan

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

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

Our best environmental reporting of 2016

As an environmental reporter, I’m finishing out this year with a nagging fear. The why, of course, is obvious: The federal government soon will be […]...

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December 30, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Water, Water

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

Cory Gardner rallies farmers for massive water-storage project

Updated July 2, 2015: 8:20 p.m. Colorado faces a looming shortage of billions of gallons of water in the next 35 years. One project in […]...

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

Photo: Wildlife needs water, too

White pelicans may not exactly be the first animals that come to mind when thinking about Colorado’s water. But their seasonal appearance at a few […]...

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June 11, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

California drought holds lessons for Colorado

Coloradans are watching California dreams turn to dust during an unrelenting four-year drought. There, the only way some people can get water is off the […]...

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May 22, 2015 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

A draft of Colorado’s proposed water plan may not be trickling down to the people

Water fights run deep in this state, and officials long avoided drafting a plan for what to do about it. But Gov. John Hickenlooper knows […]...

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May 1, 2015 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

Wiretap: Oiling elections, Republican jokers and a flood of water plans

Oily candidate The oil and gas industry, at the end of March, spent $20,000 on a single Fort Collins City Council race in support of Ray Martinez, […]...

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April 8, 2015 Just In, Wiretap

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Indy Editor Susan Greene on surviving Colorado’s news apocalypse

Journalism in Colorado is under siege. And headlines keep coming about censorship, layoffs and protests in local newsrooms. Join Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene at the […]

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Carbon monoxide leak at Aloft Hotel sent 18 people to hospital

Eighteen people were given emergency treatment Tuesday after a carbon monoxide leak at the Aloft Hotel near Denver International Airport. Aurora Fire Rescue evacuated the […]

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