Colorado

February 5, 2015--Disaster designation issued for S.W. Colo. counties (Durango Herald)

As Southwest Colorado’s drought conditions continue to increase during a warm, dry winter, help is in sight for area ranchers and farmers. Late Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued contiguous disaster designations for 21 of Colorado’s 64 counties, including Archuleta, La Plata and Montezuma counties.


February 4, 2015--Charting Colorado's vulnerability to climate change (Colorado State University)

Sea-level rise may not be not eating away at Colorado’s borders, but climate change exposes other critical vulnerabilities in the state, according to a new report.


February 2, 2015--Big game: Aquatic football? (Pueblo Cieftain)

The game plan is in place. The team has been conditioned. It’s been a rough season. The quarterback got beat up a little bit, but seems to be on a winning streak. OK, it’s not football. But that is one way to get a first down as the state marches down the field to score with the Colorado Water Plan.


February 1, 2015--Tiny hydro plant plays big role on big stage (Durango Herald)

The water from Arrastra Creek, unused industrially since it served to process precious metals at the Mayflower Mill north of here 60 years ago, has been harnessed again. This time it is powering a generator and turbine to produce electricity – part of a growing small-hydro industry.


January 31, 2015--State Representative hopes to alter new low-flow toilets law (CBS4)

Should government have a say in how much water per flush a person needs? State Rep. Tim Dore, a Republican from Elizabeth, wants to repeal part of a new state law that hasn’t effect yet. The law prevents the sale of any plumbing fixture that’s not water efficient starting in September 2016.


January 31, 2015--Looking beyond the basin to solve Colorado’s water conundrum (San Juan Independent)

Facing a possible continuation of statewide drought conditions, accelerating water demands on the Front Range and the fear of agricultural dry up, members of the Southwest Basin Roundtable want the State of Colorado to look outside the Colorado River Basin for possible future water sources in its final draft of the Colorado Water Plan.


January 30, 2015--Governor: Face woes ‘head-on’ (Pueblo Chieftain)

That two-word description is one way to boil down the Colorado Water Plan, all 2,000 pages and 15,000 comments on it, the Colorado Water Congress learned Thursday. “We have to be smarter. We’re not going to have enough to do everything we want,” Gov.


January 29, 2015--Gov. Hickenlooper names Don Brown as Agriculture Commissioner (North Denver News)

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today Don Brown will be the Commissioner of Agriculture, effective Feb. 17, 2015. He replaces John Salazar who retired last month, having served since 2011.


January 29, 2015--Hickenlooper: Water usage not storage will solve Colorado's shortfall (Denver Post)

The population growth in Colorado and other western states cannot continue unless water supply challenges are met, Gov. John Hickenlooper and state planners said Thursday in opening the Colorado Water Congress annual conference.


January 27, 2015--Flower gardens, homegrown veggies and green grass? (Norwood Post)

Many who live in Norwood probably cannot imagine having a lawn or garden, let alone having access to large amounts of water — raw water, water full of nutrients, ideal for irrigation.


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