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Enforcing water law, not the economic well-being of some farmers, was the state’s top priority in recent actions to curtail seep ditch rights. “Our intent is not to administer the law in a way that puts people out of business, but we have to administer water rights,” Wolfe said.
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The Water Information Program and the San Juan Citizens Alliance are pleased to sponsor their Annual Water 101 Seminar. Keynote speaker will be Supreme Court Justice Greggory Hobbs. The course qualifies for continuing education credits for realtors (numbe of credits TBD) and lawyers (seven credits).
September 1, 2010--Water analysts refute Maes’ claim: ‘If it starts in Colorado, it’s our water’ (Colorado Independent)
If elected governor in November, Republican Dan Maes said that he might be inclined to turn his back on a century of water law.
It was a Monday morning in April 2009 when four ranchers from Southwest Colorado finally got the state Legislature's attention. They already had won a case in Durango water court that - if the state Supreme Court upheld it - could force every gas and oil well in Colorado to get a water permit. A few lawmakers, like former Sen.
Cities planning for long-term water supplies are finding their decisions shaped by recent state Supreme Court rulings on what a reasonable water supply looks like. “Unless we straighten this out, it will lead to litigation after litigation after litigation,” said Rod Kuharich, executive director of the South Metro Water Supply Authority.
Jim Fitzgerald, sees the ghosts in the ancient water channels that filter down his land from the slopes of the HD Mountains. He sees the spirits of past people in 1,200 year-old pit houses, or a century-old arroyo cut by the first cattle ranchers in the region. Jim and his wife, Theresa, live off the grid on the slopes of the mountains southeast of Bayfield.
Large private water projects are difficult to bring to reality because of the legal structure and resistance in the water community, a top water attorney says. "Is there a way for the state to encourage private investment in water infrastructure, such as the Million project,” Bob Trout, senior partner in Trout, Raley, Montano, Witwer & Freeman, asked state lawmakers at the C
May 26, 2010--Colo. lawmaker withdraws natural gas 'fracking' amendment to water bill (New York Times)
Colorado Democrat Diana DeGette withdrew a proposed amendment today from House water legislation that would have expanded regulation of a controversial oil and gas production technique some say has contributed to groundwater pollution. DeGette's amendment to a water-infrastructure bill (H.R.
Watercraft inspections to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic species are now mandatory in Colorado for both resident and non-resident motorized watercraft.
A bill to settle a dispute between Colorado rafters and fishermen and avoid a battle in the November election died in the Legislature on Wednesday. The bill was originally drafted to guarantee commercial rafters access to Colorado rivers that pass through private property, but the measure was watered down to a study.