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First snow of the season dusts Colorado high country -- The Lamar Ledger #snowpack

From The Lamar Ledger (Chris Bianchi):

Loveland, Aspen and Keystone were among the ski resorts to see a dusting of snow Thursday.

It won’t exactly go down as a powder day, but the first snow of the fall season fell on some of Colorado’s highest terrain overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

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USFS, Lake County, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are teaming up to improve aquatic habitat along Lake Fork Creek

From the US Forest Service via The Leadville Herald:

A popular dispersed-camping area located west of Leadville on Lake Fork Creek downstream of Turquoise Lake and County Road 4 will benefit from a major restoration project developed by the USDA Forest Service, Lake County, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

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Climax restoring wetlands lost due to mining -- The Leadville Herald

From The Leadville Herald (Rachel Woolworth):

As one heads north on Colorado 91 over Fremont Pass, just past Climax Mine, a flat and barren expanse is seen to the west of the highway.

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Op-Ed: Congress Must Protect the Land and Water Conservation Fund -- Erica Hernandez (via Westword) #LWCF

Here’s a guest column from Erica Hernandez that is running in Westword:

I have been in Colorado for twelve years, the longest I have lived in any single place, and it’s hard to leave.

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New Models Point to More #GlobalWarming Than We Expected -- Weather Underground #ActOnClimate

From Weather Underground (Bob Henson):

Our planet’s climate may be more sensitive to increases in greenhouse gas than we realized, according to a new generation of global climate models being used for the next major assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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#Platte River Recovery Implementation Program water project completion expected by October 15, 2019

From The Kearney Hub (Lori Potter):

A wet 2019 delayed construction work throughout Nebraska, including a Platte River Recovery Implementation Program water project southwest of Elm Creek.

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Pawnee Buttes Grass Tour recap

From The Fence Post (Rachel Gabel):

The Pawnee Buttes Seeds grass tour met Aug. 15-16 at the Lonesome Pines Land and Cattle Company in Grover, Colo., an area firmly in grazing country.

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