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Widefield aquifer pollution update

From The Colorado Springs Independent (Nat Stein):

‘It’s amazing, really, how it worked out,” says Roy Heald.

Heald, general manager of the Security Water and Sanitation District (SWSD), is referring to perhaps the only piece of good news in the ongoing story of water contamination in communities south of Colorado Springs.

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Calling off kindergarten in the name of water supply

Relocating Dillon to build a reservoir looks better now than in 1961, says town local turned Denver Water employee.

By Kristi Delynko

It’s said that everything you need to know you learn in kindergarten. 733 more words


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"Colorado water law...there is not such a thing as absolute certainty" -- Eric Wilkinson

From The Longmont Times-Call (Karen Antonucci):

Officials in charge of the Windy Gap Firming Project are checking to make sure that a Dec. 7 Colorado Supreme Court decision won’t adversely affect the $387.36 million transmountain water diversion project that will benefit the Front Range…

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High Demand, Low Supply: Colorado River Water Crisis Hits Across The West -- @NewsCPR

From Colorado Public Radio (Grace Hood):

For decades, the has fed growing cities from Denver to Los Angeles. A lot of the produce in supermarkets across the country was grown with Colorado River water.

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Aspen claims Fry-Ark Project creates ‘obligation’ for Castle Creek Reservoir

Editor’s note: The following is the fourth and final part in a series exploring the city of Aspen’s historic intent in filing for and maintaining conditional water rights for storage reservoirs on Castle and Maroon creeks. 2,665 more words

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West Slope water interests prevail at supreme court -- Aspen Journalism

From Aspen Journalism (Brent Gardner-Smith):

A long-awaited ruling issued Monday by the Colorado Supreme Court sends Aurora back to court to discern exactly how much water the municipality can divert from the headwaters of the Fryingpan River through the Busk-Ivanhoe Tunnel under Hagerman Pass.

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@NewsCPR: Colorado River Ranchers, Conservationists Score 'Life-Changing' Grant

From Colorado Public Radio (Nathaniel Minor):

To an untrained eye, the Colorado River near Kremmling looks, well, like a river. It winds through a wide valley dotted with ranches and covered by a western blue sky.

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