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January 10, 2016--Dolores River documentary premieres in Dolores (Cortez Journal)

A new documentary, “River of Sorrows: The Dolores Rivier Project,” has just been released. The Dolores River Boating Advocates (DRBA) was awarded a $12,000 grant from Patagonia for the River of Sorrows documentary, and Rig to Flip was hired for the job. In 2015, film crews traveled the Dolores from its headwaters at Lizard Head Pass to its confluence with the Colora

January 9, 2016--How the feds can ensure Western states get more water in 2016 (High Country News)

This summer, as California was struggling through its fourth and most severe year of drought, two California Congressmen unveiled legislation meant to ease the pain. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) and Rep. David Valadao (R) introduced, respectively, the California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2015 and the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015.

January 9, 2016--Land and Water Conservation Fund reauthorized for 3 years (Telluride Daily Planet)

It wasn’t quite the victory conservationists wanted, but the Land and Water Conservation Fund — often hailed as the nation’s most successful conservation program — will remain in place for at least another three years. The LWCF was reauthorized and funded to $450 million on Dec.

January 7, 2016--Judges: Rafters ride at own risk (Pueblo Chieftain)

An appeals court has affirmed that rafters who sign outfitters’ releases of liability in Colorado typically must bear the consequences — even death — resulting from the dangers involved. The 10th U.S.