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October 21, 2015--Colorado water: Action items to be injected into Colorado Water Plan (Aspen Times)

Officials at the Colorado Water Conservation Board are going to add more action items with deadlines to the final Colorado Water Plan by the board’s next meeting on Nov. 19 and 20 in Denver. Final public comments on the draft water plan were due by Sept. 17. And on Oct.

October 21, 2015--Petition: No 
more water 
diversions to
 Front Range (Grand Junction Sentinel)

The soon-to-be completed first version of the Colorado water plan should reject a new diversion of water from the Western Slope to the Front Range, according to a group of Western Slope stakeholders. Citizens for West Slope Water on Tuesday delivered a petition to Gov.

October 20, 2015--Silver lining to an orange river (Durango Herald)

Whether it’s been biology, chemistry, language arts, social studies or math, teachers in many local schools have incorporated the Gold King Mine spill into their classwork.

October 19, 2015--El Niño likely to break state drought (Cortez Journal)

The Four Corners is still trending toward a wetter, cooler winter thanks to a strong El Niño, reports the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. The 2015-16 winter forecast from December to February shows a 33 to 40 percent chance that the Four Corners will be wetter than normal.

October 18, 2015--EPA: Colorado mine spill water treatment system proving effective (Denver Post)

A newly-installed temporary wastewater treatment system at the Gold King Mine site is already proving very effective, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday. "The system is now operating 24 hours a day," the EPA said in a statement to The Denver Post.