Archive - Feb 2009


February 28th

February 24, 2009--County will eye waste facility (Cortez Journal)

Montezuma County officials will consider a permit for an 83-acre facility to recycle industrial oil and gas waste products between Pleasant View and Hovenweep National Monument.

February 24, 2009--No source ID'd for water contamination near Parachute (Glenwood Springs Post Independent)

The source of water contamination in a spring northwest of Parachute that reportedly sent a man to the hospital last summer hasn’t been found.

February 24, 2009--Creativity spurs Fountain's drive for water sources (Pueblo Chieftain)

Fountain now has about 25,000 people and expects to double that number by 2030. Its service area has grown with annexation of thousands of potential home sites in the past few years.

February 24, 2009--County approves SDS (Canon City Daily Record)

The Fremont County Commissioners unanimously approved a Special Review Use permit this morning to allow construction of the massive, $1.1 billion Southern Delivery System through Fremont County.

February 24, 2009--City of Fort Collins eyes tighter water goals (Fort Collins Coloradoan)

Plans to ramp up water conservation efforts in Fort Collins include a couple of tried-and-true methods - education and financial incentives.

February 24, 2009--Court turns down utilities over mercury emissions (Denver Post)

Such a plan would have allowed some power plants to release more mercury pollution than others, creating localized "hot spots" where concentrations are higher, states and environmental groups argued.

February 24, 2009--La Nina makes presence felt (Denver Post)

Get used to the weather outlook. The National Weather Service has just issued its three-month forecast for Colorado: warmer and drier conditions than normal over most of the state.

February 23, 2009--Oil, gas panel to revisit concerns about seep in water south of Silt (Grand Junction Sentinel)

After natural gas from an EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) well bubbled to the surface of West Divide Creek in 2004, the commission fined the company $371,200 and imposed a moratorium on drilling in the area, wh

February 23, 2009--Glenwood Canyon eyed for protection; water users wary (Aspen Daily News)

It’s hard to deny that Deep Creek, slicing through a rugged gorge from the Flat Tops, is wild. And the Colorado River flowing through the towering cliffs of Glenwood Canyon is certainly scenic.