July 4, 2012--Beg, borrow and buy: Ouray struggles to shore up water rights (Telluride Watch)

The City of Ouray has submitted an emergency water supply substitute plan to the Colorado Division of Water Resources which outlines the ways in which it can offset

June 7, 2012--Leased water rights to satisfy downstream call (Telluride Watch)

The Ouray City Council has approved a water rights lease from an entity that owns senior downstream water rights, in order to satisfy a recent call on its municipal water supply. The lease is a temporary, short-term solution to augment the city’s water supply, as staff continue to work toward a more permanent solution.

May 10, 2012--Water call threatens Ouray’s municipal supply (Telluride Watch)

City officials are scrambling to augment municipal water rights in response to a recent call requiring the “immediate curtailment” of the city’s water supply.

April 24, 2011--A long time coming: Small-scale hydropower growing (Montrose Daily Press)

Mini-hydro, once common in the region, could be making a comeback after being displaced by coal-fired plants. This, despite a low-energy price for green power, and even though the American Tradition Institute recently sued the state over its 2010 law requiring 30 percent of Colorado's power come from renewable non-fossil fuel energy sources.

September 29, 2010--New microhHydro plant will save Ouray $22K (Telluride Watch)

Dan Fossey is justifiably proud of the new micro-hydro facility that will supply most, if not all, of the energy needs of the Ouray Hot Springs Pool.

January 15, 2010--Gold, silver mining plan makes Ouray County commissioners nervous (Colorado Independent)

Ouray County commissioners are wary of a plan to conduct exploratory gold and silver drilling in one of the most scenic areas of Colorado – Yankee Boy Basin near both the San Juan Mountain towns of Telluride and Ouray. The Telluride Watch reported this week the Mt.

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