Colorado

June 5, 2016--State’s southwest is biggest winner 
in snowpack boon (Grand Junction Sentinel)

A moist May has benefited Colorado’s snowpack for a second straight year, with this year’s precipitation particularly helping the drier southwestern part of the state. The Natural Resources Conservation Service said in a news release Tuesday that only one Colorado watershed, the South Platte, saw below-average precipitation last month, at 90 percent. The combined San Migue


Super FUNDays: Silverton aims for a little fun on Gold King Mine spill anniversary

08/05/2016 8:00 am

From a June 7, 2016 Durango Herald article:


June 4, 2016--Scientists confer on effects of Colorado mine spill (Albuquerque Journal)

Nine months after mining sludge from the Gold King Mine turned the Animas and San Juan rivers yellow, scientists and researchers gathered here recently to share what they have learned so far regarding the contamination of the rivers from the spill in August 2015. “Immediately during and after the Gold King Mine spill, different groups started monitoring the river water, shores and ir


June 3, 2016--Colorado water law doesn't discourage efficiency (Post Independent)

The “use it or lose it” feature of Colorado water law is often blamed for discouraging farmers and ranchers from taking efficiency and conservation measures that could benefit the environment or ease the supply/demand imbalance on the Colorado River.


May 30, 2016--Colorado weather outlook for June: Lower temperatures, higher precipitation (Denver Post)

Following the unseasonably cool May across Colorado, below-normal temperatures are expected in June for eastern portions of Colorado, including the Eastern Plains to the foothills of the Rockies.


May 29, 2016--Coloradans press EPA on fate of emergency Gold King treatment plant (Denver Post)

Acid sludge from the Gold King Mine has filled up waste bags at the Environmental Protection Agency’s emergency treatment plant on headwaters of the Animas River, forcing the feds to grapple with continued creek-cleaning and disposal. And untreated muck laced with heavy metals from three nearby mines still drains — at an average rate of 640 gallons a minute.


May 28, 2016--Mountain Village begins environmental incentive programs (Telluride Daily Planet)

The town of Mountain Village is bringing several environmental incentive programs to its residents, beginning Friday and continuing through the summer. The incentive programs include funding for heat trace systems for roofs and gutters with snow and ice-melt systems, a solar energy incentive, noxious weed control incentive, LED light incentive, wildfire mitigation incentive and water use e


May 28, 2016--EPA extends Superfund public comment period (Durango Herald)

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday extended the public comment period on the proposed Superfund site in San Juan County to June 13. The extension will give the public an additional week to comment on the Bonita Peak Mining District, which encompasses nearly 50 sites. The site was placed on the Federal Register in April for consideration on the National Priorities List.&nb


May 27, 2016--McPhee boat inspections get funding (Cortez Journal)

Efforts to prevent forest fires and invasive mussels are among the list of projects that may receive funding from the U.S.


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