Archive - Sep 2008


September 22nd

September 19, 2008--Court rules to protect waterways from pollution (Denver Post)

A federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency is obliged by the Clean Water Act to protect the nation's waterways, beaches and drinking water from pollution caused by real estate development. 

September 18, 2008--Salazar Announces House Passage of Jackson Gulch Rehabilitation Act (Press Release)

Congressman John Salazar today announced that the United States House of Representatives has passed and sent to the Senate a bill he sponsored to save a critical water infrastructure for the residents of the Mancos Valley and Mesa Verde National Park.

September 18, 2008--Problems with disposal of drugs here uncertain (Durango Herald)

Flushing unwanted or outdated pharmaceuticals down the toilet or tossing them out with the garbage is a well-documented but as-yet-unquantifiable health concern, the superintendent of the Durango waste-water treatment plant said Tuesday.

September 18, 2008--A day for waste (Durango Herald)

The upcoming household-chemical collection event is a reminder that proper disposal of unwanted pharmaceuticals is critical for the health of the environment and humans, the city of Durango's resource conservation coordinator says.

September 18, 2008--San Luis Valley water projects funded (Alamosa Valley Courier)

Four water projects from the San Luis Valley faired well before the Colorado Water Conservation Board on Wednesday as the Board considered 22 funding requests from projects across Colorado.

September 18, 2008--El Paso County interests trying to purchase Bessemer Ditch (Pueblo Chieftain)

El Paso County water interests are trying to buy a controlling interest in the Bessemer Ditch, in a move similar to a failed attempt earlier this year by the Pueblo Board of Water Works.

September 18, 2008--YCWA considering water purchase (Yuma Pioneer)

The Yuma County Water Authority was expected to vote on approval of the purchase agreement with the Pioneer and Laird senior surface water owners, Wednesday night during its meeting in Eckley.

September 17, 2008--Stream's habitat gets help (Denver Post)

Fishermen know the site as Buffalo Peaks Ranch, a possession of Aurora's water department, a place of public access and a point of concern where it involves the extended health of a river that suffered historic abuse, mostly from an invasion of cattle. Colorado Trout Unlimited aims to help.

September 17, 2008--Loveland taps regional water award (Loveland Reporter-Herald)

They were judging taste, smell and clarity of tap water for 15 cities and water districts from across Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. The city of Loveland placed third, said McGee, the city’s water plant manager.