November 22, 2009--Roundtable rates water strategies for valley (Pueblo Chieftain)

Sharing water, municipal conservation and tamarisk removal were listed as the best ways to improve water supply in a recent survey of the Arkansas Basin Roundtable.

October 9, 2009--Arkansas River Valley producers battle tamarisk with aerial spraying (La Junta Ag Journal)

Producers along the Arkansas River from Canon City to the state line past Holly, have undertaken a project to rid their land from tamarisk or salt cedar. They can't count on Mother Nature for help because tamarisk is not native to this country and that means it has no natural enemies.

August 20, 2009--Tamarisk beetle program put on hold (Durango Telegraph)

The battle of the invaders may be going on hold in the West. While tamarisk, the poster child for non-native plants, has squeezed out native species and exhausted scarce water resources throughout the West, there has been a new ally in the fight against the noxious weed’s spread – a small beetle from Central Asia.

May 26, 2009--Ark Valley water studies undergo review (Pueblo Chieftain)

There is no shortage of ongoing studies looking at water issues in the Arkansas Valley, and they are the focus of the May/June issue of Colorado Water, a publication by the Water Center at Colorado State University-Fort Collins.

May 20,2009--State water board names new chairman (Pueblo Chieftain)

A new chairman and a new board member were welcomed Tuesday by the Colorado Water Conservation Board, meeting at the Pueblo Convention Center. Geoff Blakeslee, a Steamboat Springs ranch operator, was elected chairman, and Eric Wilkinson, executive director of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District was elected vice-chairman.

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