Archive - Jul 2008


July 30th

July 29, 2008--Tangled waters - 5 PART SERIES (Pagosa Daily Post)

At their regular monthly meeting last Tuesday, July 1, the Pagosa Springs Town Council found themselves trying to untangle two big — and seemingly independent — water issues that have somehow become dependent upon one another as a result of ongoing negotiations with the Springs Resort. 

July 29, 2008--A bit of a stink about hot water - 5 PART SERIES (Pagosa Daily Post)

For thousands, perhaps millions of years, the Great Pagosa Hot Spring had been overflowing its banks and spilling mineral-rich, sulphur-smelling hot water across a large open meadow beside the San Juan River.

July 29th

July 28, 2008--San Gabriel River becomes deathbed for ducks (L.A. Times)

What had been for the last six months a vibrant stream teeming with migrating waterfowls and shorebirds early last week became a dry San Gabriel River channel where vultures gorged themselves on ducklings that died when the flows dried up.

July 28, 2008--Spills routine for offshore oil drilling (Denver Post)

When a Union Oil Co. well off the California coast blew out in January 1969, an estimated 80,000 barrels of crude spewed into the Santa Barbara Channel — fouling beaches and marring the offshore industry's reputation.

July 27, 2008--Developers dislike storage site proposal (Pueblo Chieftain)

Even those who strongly support a pipeline to meet future water needs in Colorado Springs - and who would benefit from it most - are concerned that a proposed reservoir at Jimmy Camp Creek in eastern Colorado Springs is a costly mistake.

July 27, 2008--Responsibility for water truck in CO River near Parachute remains unclear (Glenwood Springs Post Independent)

A water supply truck remains in the Colorado River, nearly a month after being submerged in the current. The truck went into the river on June 29 near the Una bridge off Garfield County Road 300, after its emergency brake failed as the driver was filling the truck’s storage tank.

July 27, 2008--State: Initiative could drain state's water projects (Grand Junction Sentinel)

A Grand Junction state lawmaker’s plan to divert millions of dollars in mineral-tax revenues into transportation would have "a significant negative impact" on Colorado’s ability to meet its water needs over the long term, according to a Department of Natural Resources fiscal analysis obtained by The Daily Sentinel

July 26, 2008--Boulder Reservoir faces threat by invasive zebra mussels (Longmont Daily Times Call)

Boulder Reservoir operators want to make sure zebra mussels don’t get into the popular recreation area. So they’re having an open house Tuesday to discuss the threat posed by the invasive species.