Aspen Journalism’s latest data-driven investigation started off with a question. How could community angst about traffic be reaching a breaking point when the standard metric used to assess local congestion was not blinking bright red — and in fact, suggested that the problem has been under control since the advent of expanded RFTA service beginning in 2013?
Water Desk Editor Heather Sackett’s piece looking at the process that takes place every 10 years where state officials, water users and water court judges determine what water rights have been “abandoned” was a success in many ways. Data Desk Editor Laurine Lassalle shared her initial findings after analyzing state data released to Aspen Journalism breaking down the age, race and gender of all those who have died of COVID-19 in Eagle, Pitkin and Garfield counties.
A legislative push for water without rights, plus the latest COVID, occupancy and snowpack data.
Paul Bruchez appointed regional Colorado River CWCB rep., COVID-19 rates drop and the saga of the ditch inventory.
Gov. Jared Polis announced Water ’22, a campaign targeting consumers to conserve water with 22 steps; Roaring Fork Valley school enrollment increases slightly from 2020; Independence Pass snowpack close to average, and Lake Powell levels continue to shrink.
Local and regional data from the Aspen Journalism data desk. Aspen Journalism continues to track the curve in the Roaring Fork Valley, and provide data on snowpack and water levels from the Roaring Fork basin to Lake Powell.
Lower basin water managers pivot in the face of shrinking reservoirs; snowpack just above average up Independence Pass; Aspen COVID-19 cases falling.
A public trust in pursuit of truth Happy New Year from Aspen Journalism and we are pleased to bring you one last special edition of The Roundup, going out to all of our contacts and subscribers. Our dual purpose today begins with a heartfelt thank-you to the nearly 200 individuals and organizations who have made […]
Much of what a land trust does happens “on the other side of the fence,” working with landowners to prevent development on private property. “This is an opportunity to bring people in.”
Pitkin County now has the highest COVID-19 incidence rate in the state; snowpack levels spike back towards normal.