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Tag Archives: Drought

Keefe: It’s a dry kind of heat

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July 6, 2018 All stories, Keefe, The Mix

Is a water war brewing on the Colorado River?

Officials from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico recently sent a letter to counterparts in Arizona, hoping to avert a crisis. The problem, if unresolved, […]...

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April 18, 2018 Environment/Energy, H2O Radio, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Water, Water

Analysis: What a new report on climate science portends for the West

The complexity of climate change means it’s hard to trace simple lines from cause to effect in daily life, much less plan for the future. […]...

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November 13, 2017 Environment/Energy, High Country News, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

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

The wine industry’s battle with climate change

Winery owner Brent Helleckson’s hands flew among his budding grapevines, pruning off bits of cane as a spring breeze ruffled the plastic tape keeping the […]...

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May 2, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

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

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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