Archive - Jan 2012


January 30, 2012--State trails others in water planning (Pueblo Chieftain)

Colorado has a water policy, but nothing like the plans in some other states. That’s the conclusion of Eric Hecox, who handles much of the water planning chores for the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

January 30, 2012--Will people move to where water is? (Pueblo Chieftain)

While Colorado has been focused on providing water for people who will live in state in the future, people in the future may choose to live where water is more plentiful. “We’re going to see a shift in population (migration),” said Steve Maxwell, an investment banker who co-wrote “The Future of Water” with Scott Yates.

January 28, 2012--Robbins awarded top water honor (Pueblo Chieftain)

A water attorney who has been a part of the biggest water cases involving the Arkansas River and Rio Grande basin was given top honors by the Colorado Water Congress on Friday. David Robbins, president and co-founder of the Denver law firm of Hill & Robbins, was awarded the Wayne N. Aspinall water leader of the year award at the 54th annual CWC convention.

January 28, 2012--Colorado River risks are debated by state (Pueblo Chieftain)

Colorado is struggling with determining the risks of further development of the state’s entitlement to Colorado River water under a seven-state compact signed in 1922.

January 28, 2012--Gibson named water congress chief (Pueblo Chieftain)

Mike Gibson, manager of the San Luis Valley Water Conservancy District, took over the duties of president of the Colorado Water Congress on Friday. “The issue that I plan to promote is how to get more young people to take an interest in water,” said Gibson, 68.

January 27, 2012--Paradox Valley’s salty desert river (Telluride News)

Paradox Valley is an expansive and desolate swath of land on the western edge of Montrose County. Unlike most valleys, the Dolores River cuts across the redrock landscape instead of running the length of the valley.

January 27, 2012--A little TLC for Animas River (Durango Herald)

Workers contracted by the city of Durango drove a 55,000-pound track excavator into the Animas River on Thursday. It wasn’t an accident, and no one will be losing his or her job because of it. The heavy equipment was moved into the river to do maintenance on the river bottom near Smelter Rapid and the whitewater park.

January 27, 2012--Lawmakers oppose water law change (Pueblo Chieftain)

State lawmakers received applause Thursday from the Colorado Water Congress for their opposition to a pair of initiatives that would seriously alter Colorado water law. “If we don’t defeat these initiatives, those uneducated about water will take control and irrigated agriculture will cease to be important,” said Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg, D-Sterling.

January 27, 2012--Water projects funding getting state attention (Pueblo Chieftain)

The state is slowly trying to wean itself from tapping into funds once designated for water projects, Colorado lawmakers told the Colorado Water Congress Thursday. “The good news is that Colorado is coming out of the recession. It's slow. It’s hard, but it’s there,” said Sen. Mary Hodge, D-Brighton, chairwoman of the Joint Budget Committee.