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Colo. rainwater collectors come out of the closet

The New York Times reported yesterday on Colorado's evolving rainwater collecting laws. The topic gave Times writer Kirk Johnson an opportunity to deliver some high-desert exotic news into the drawing rooms of Manhattan. "Who owns the sky, anyway?" he writes, dateline Durango, Colo. " In most of the country, that is a question for philosophy class or bad poetry. In the West, lawyers parse it with straight faces and serious intent."