Colorado Department of Natural Resources

June 15, 2010--Ritter touts rafting deal, sinks 24 competing ballot measures (Colorado Independent)

Gov. Bill Ritter Tuesday announced an agreement to end the dispute between two commercial rafting outfitters and a private landowner along Colorado’s Taylor River that prompted a heated legislative battle this past session.


May 5, 2010--Ritter names King to head up Department of Natural Resources (Colorado Independent)

The Ritter administration Wednesday tapped Department of Natural Resources deputy director Mike King to take over for DNR executive director Jim Martin, who was picked by the Obama administration last month to head up the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Denver-based Region 8 office.


April 8, 2010--State official calls for earlier EPA involvement in water projects (Greeley Tribune)

The state and water users need to get the Environmental Protection Agency on board sooner in the planning process of providing water for future generations, a member of Gov. Bill Ritter's Cabinet said Wednesday.


October 27, 2009--Colorado health chief Jim Martin to lead Department of Natural Resources (Denver Post)

Gov. Bill Ritter on Monday named state health chief Jim Martin to run the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, a decision that met with immediate approval from the state's environmental advocates. Starting Nov.


October 20, 2009--Colo. seeks more info on oil shale impact (Vail Daily)

A Colorado official says the state supports oil shale development but wants more information about the potential impacts on water, the environment and public health before commercial development begins. Bob Randall of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources says the state also wants the federal government to proceed slowly with further leases on public land for research and development.


September 15, 2009--State plans for multiple water futures (Pueblo Chieftain)

The state is moving closer to a plan to reduce the impact of drying up farmland to meet urban growth demands. The Interbasin Compact Committee, working with the Colorado Water Conservation Board, has begun crunching numbers in looking at how the quest to satisfy future water demands will affect current uses.

September 10, 2009--Love it, hate it: Conservationists split on Sherman pick to head USFS (Colorado Independent)

Some conservationists praised the Obama administration’s nomination Thursday of Harris Sherman to the post of Undersecretary of Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Others aren’t quite so sure the two-time head of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources is the right choice.

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