A new interactive website from the U.S. Department of the Interior looks to educate the public on the effects of drought in the Colorado River Basin.
"Deane looks at the drought, the perennial mismanagement of water in the American West, and the region’s growing population, and believes a reckoning is coming. Rising demand and shrinking supply virtually guarantee that water’s value will increase.
"The Base Village metro district’s homeowners already feel overburdened by taxes they claim are 211 percent higher than those of Snowmass’ general population. Having been targeted as the main source of funding borne by the plaza’s operation, they now want more say."
"That policy, which takes up less than one page, includes items about the location of water features within any proposed wilderness, whether a wilderness designation would affect treatment and restoration efforts on public lands and whether a wilderness designation would created any new water rights."
Source: The VailDaily
"Susan Crown, a member of the billionaire Crown family of Chicago, is trying something different."
"Though the tanker truck was reported to be carrying approximately 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel, it is believed that minimal to no fuel was spilled into the river."
Source: The Crested Butte News
"'Deep Creek is a rare example of an ecologically intact, lower-elevation watershed that is worthy of permanent protection,' states the suitability finding by the BLM and U.S. Forest Service. Currently, the Cache La Poudre River is the only river in Colorado designated as Wild and Scenic."
Source: The Post Independent
"More than 880,000 pounds of metals were dumped into Colorado’s Animas River last year during a spill that was triggered by the Environmental Protection Agency at an inactive mine, according to a preliminary report released Friday."
"Joining me this week are Scott Condon, reporter with the Aspen Times, Brent Gardner-Smith, executive director of Aspen Journalism, and Curtis Wackerle editor of the Aspen Daily News and Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent."
"Colorado's marijuana business owners — nearly 1,200 of them — control a quickly growing and powerful industry that is approaching $1 billion in annual sales.Yet basic information about these entrepreneurs is not available to the public without paying hefty fees, in contrast to what is available about owners of other state-licensed businesses."
"A-Basin’s plan calls for the addition of approximately 338 acres of skiing terrain in the Beavers, construction of a new chairlift to access the Beavers terrain, construction of a new surface lift to access Montezuma Bowl, replacement of the Molly Hogan and Pallavicini chairlifts, removal of the Norway chairlift, grading projects to improve operational efficiency and skier circulation, and construction of a zip line canopy tour and a ropes challenge course."
Source: The Summit Daily
“'Hopefully President Trump can build a wall around Colorado,' he quipped to raucous laughter.'Traffic is going to get much, much worse."