Home » Posts tagged with » water (Page 2)

Water experts are gathering in Denver for a public discussion of whether there’s enough water for Colorado in the future. The governor’s special water policy adviser, John Stulp, is among those scheduled to speak at the event Thursday hosted by the Metro Roundtable and Colorado Foundation for Water Education. The roundtable is among nine that… Continue Reading Is Colorado out of water?

Continue reading …

Water board touts Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund

Comments Off

The Colorado Water Conservation Board is trying to build support for the Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund. Taxpayers can choose to donate to the fund and to a variety of other causes by checking a box on their tax forms, but funds have to raise a certain amount in order to keep appearing on tax forms.… Continue Reading Water board touts Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund

Continue reading …

Colorado doesn’t have enough money to fund a backlog of water projects and meet future water needs, according to a report by a Denver public policy research firm. Colorado has relied on mineral severance taxes to fund water projects, but some of those funds were diverted to other uses as the state sought to balance… Continue Reading Report: Not enough funds for Colo. water projects

Continue reading …

Parts of southern Colo. show signs of drought

Comments Off

While parts of Colorado’s High Country have gotten plenty of snow, parts of southern Colorado are showing signs of drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor lists the entire Lower Arkansas Valley east of Pueblo as having severe drought conditions. The Rio Grande basin is categorized as abnormally dry. The areas haven’t seen significant rainfall since mid-summer.… Continue Reading Parts of southern Colo. show signs of drought

Continue reading …

Pueblo County, which spent $150,000 in defending a lawsuit brought by its suburban neighbor, Pueblo West, concerning the Arkansas River Pueblo flow program, wants someone else to pay the County’s legal fees. The someone else? Colorado Springs Utilities. According to reports from the Pueblo Chieftain Pueblo County Commissioners believe CSU should pay, because CSU didn’t… Continue Reading Pueblo wants Springs Utilities to pay $150,000 legal bill

Continue reading …

A water war may soon erupt among Western states, and Colorado could end up losing. Demand for water is increasing, supplies are shrinking, and cities including Colorado Springs, Phoenix and Las Vegas are bracing for battle on the political and legal fronts. Seventy percent of Colorado Springs’ drinking water comes from the Colorado River, which… Continue Reading Western states edge ever-closer to water conflicts

Continue reading …

A federal arbitrator ruled that Kansas could reasonably reject Colorado’s compact compliance pipeline plan for the Republican River, even though a third state involved in the Republican River compact approved it. Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas all receive water from the river, and Colorado’s plan has been in arbitration for most of this year. Attorney General… Continue Reading Colorado “disappointed” with arbitration on Republican River

Continue reading …

Utility rates could jump higher with Amend. 60

Comments Off

Colorado voters this November will decide whether to approve Amendment 60, which would require Colorado Springs Utilities and other government-owned enterprises statewide to begin paying property taxes. That’s the intended aim of the initiative. The unintended consequence? While rolling back property taxes for homeowners, the amendment will at the same time force CSU to raise… Continue Reading Utility rates could jump higher with Amend. 60

Continue reading …

Dr. Malik Hasan believes Americans can solve any problem as long as they’re educated about the issues, but he says he learned a valuable lesson when he commissioned a water study by a former congressman for $300,000. Hasan says he was expecting Scott McInnis to work fulltime for two years writing and lecturing on solutions… Continue Reading Philanthropist: McInnis essays were hard lesson

Continue reading …

Water issues in the Pikes Peak region, a high-desert plateau, have long made waves for homeowners and developers. In the latest news from that front, the long-time general manager of the Cherokee Metro District, Kip Petersen, recently resigned after 11 years on the job. Within hours of that announcement in late June, former Sunset Metropolitan… Continue Reading Cherokee water district shakes up management ranks

Continue reading …
Page 2 of 3123