Front Range

April 18, 2014--Front Range wants dibs on river water (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)

A coalition of Front Range water utilities is calling in a letter for assurance that a new transmountain diversion project will be a part of a state plan aimed at filling the anticipated future gap between demand and supply. That desire by the Front Range Water Council is unsettling others who question whether the Western Slope has any more water left to give.


March 31, 2014--Statewide water
shortage talks yield modest breakthrough (Aspen Daily Times)

Front Range water users seeking new supplies of Western Slope water said last week they may settle for a reduction in diversions during dry years to accommodate the existing demands of people in western Colorado and downstream in states like Nevada and California.

March 31, 2014--Statewide water shortage talks yield modest breakthrough (Aspen Daily News)

Front Range water users seeking new supplies of Western Slope water said last week they may settle for a reduction in diversions during dry years to accommodate the existing demands of people in western Colorado and downstream in states like Nevada and California.

March 5, 2014--Sides agree to innovative Fraser River deal to help slake Denver Water thirst (Colorado Independent)

Ranchers, anglers and big-city water bosses raised a white flag in Colorado’s long-running water wars this week by setting aside bullying and threats of lawsuits and permit appeals.


February 21, 2014--Million still seeks gorge water (Green River Star)

The Aaron Million water project continues on in the form of a request to the Bureau of the Interior. Million’s request, as published in the Federal Register Feb.


February 21, 2014--Colorado lawmakers back off plan to conserve water by limiting lawn size for new developments (AP)

Colorado lawmakers on Friday backed off a plan to conserve water by limiting the size of lawns in new developments, avoiding a clash between developers and environmentalists as the state tries to deal with limited water and a booming population. Sen.


February 15, 2014--Poll: Coloradans oppose diverting water to big cities (GJ Daily Sentinel)

More than three-quarters of Colorado voters say they oppose diversions of water to heavily populated areas of the state, according to a survey conducted by Colorado College.


February 8, 2014--Schwartz sponsors bill to challenge water plan (Aspen Times)

State Sen. Gail Schwartz is co-sponsoring a bill that requires the Colorado legislature to approve a statewide water plan now under development by the Colorado Water Conservation Board and nine regional water groups. Senate Bill 14-115 would trump an executive order issued by Colorado Gov.


February 2, 2014--Wolf at the door (Pueblo Chieftain)

The water buffaloes are relentless in their devious pursuit of easier, quicker ways to take Colorado’s irrigated agricultural water and market it to the urban Front Range. If they have their way, these voracious urban-suburban interests would destroy rural communities while fueling lucrative but unwise population growth up north.


January 26, 2014--High desert turf wars (Durango Herald)

Probably no other plant can inspire more passion here in the West than the humble blade of grass. For many homeowners, a patch of lawn is a private sanctuary, a place to go barefoot and let the kids run. And to people like Steve Harris, a Durango water engineer, every new blade of grass represents a drop of water that once was used to water crops.


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