Six different parties have filed statements of opposition in state water court against the Colorado River District and the West Divide Water Conservancy District, which are seeking to solidify their rights to someday build a dam on the upper Crystal River.
A glimpse at the 2011 market in Aspen.
Former Vice President Al Gore spoke Thursday at a communications and society seminar at the Aspen Institute (FOCAS). He primarily addressed the subject of how citizens can exercise their democratic duties in the networked world, although he also gave a long overview of media and communications history. Gore spoke off-the-cuff for about an hour and […]
The proposed Placita dam would back up 4,000 acre-feet of water. The prior Placita dam would have held back 62,000 acre-feet.
About 47,000 acre-feet of water has been diverted each year of the last decade off the top of the Roaring Fork River drainage and sent through Tunnel No. 1 under Independence Mountain.
The tunnel is a good indicator of the runoff levels in the upper Roaring Fork River drainage, and a true indicator of how much water is being sent to Twin Lakes Reservoir, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Pueblo, Pueblo West and fields north of the Arkansas River in Crowley and Antero counties.
A group of citizens opposing the city of Aspen’s proposed hydro power plant has threatened to file a lawsuit, claiming the city effectively abandoned its water rights for power generation when it closed the original Castle Creek hydro plant in 1958.
Planning officials for the city of Aspen and Pitkin County have given administrative approval to a land-use application from Aspen Skiing Co. to build a new high-speed quad this summer on the Tiehack side of the Buttermilk Mountain ski area. The administrative approvals from both the city and the county means that the land-use application […]
The region’s growing Hispanic population likely will force county clerks in Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield counties to publish bilingual ballots for the first time ever. And as Hispanics make up a larger and larger population of potential voters, both Democrats and Republicans are looking to Latino voters to boost their parties. Under the 1973 Voting […]
When Samuel Garcia opened his grocery in New Castle a decade ago, it was a sign of changing times. The town’s old general store became a grocery serving the Latino population at the same time New Castle’s complexion was beginning to change. By 2010, New Castle’s Hispanic population grew five times its size in 2000, […]