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Tipton, Gardner cite scant snowpack as reason to add reservoirs, remove...

Colorado's skimpy snowpack is setting off alarm bells for U.S. Reps. Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton. But not because they interpret the drought as a sign of human-caused climate change. The way they see it, Congress should slash environmental protections — not strengthen them.

Northern Colorado dam opponents buoyed by still more federal delays

Opponents of proposed dams and reservoirs on the Poudre River along Colorado’s northern Front Range on Monday celebrated more federal permitting delays for the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP), Halligan and Seaman water projects. But U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, a Republican who represents the area in Congress, continues to rally business interests.

Environmental threats mar proposed Poudre River diversion project

The common shiner, a species of minnow, once called the Poudre River home. It has moved away. Averaging between 2 and 4 inches long, the...

Water wars come to the suburbs

The city of Lafayette has long known the thirst of a Colorado drought. In 1977, a blisteringly dry summer forced city officials to sound sirens...

Heated Glade Reservoir debate shows many have something at stake

It would be a water storage project of monster proportions, bigger than anything seen in Northern Colorado in decades. Some are calling the $405 million...