Methane leaks lurking in Coal Basin Recently at Aspen Journalism, we featured Sarah Tory’s piece about a climate problem lurking quietly near Redstone. The Carbondale-based freelancer and High Country News correspondent, writing this month for our Connie Harvey Environment Desk, went out on a day hike with an interesting stakeholder group to visit sites where […]
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The Roundup | Glenwood-based River District prepares water-savings plan
River District report highlights Western Slope concerns with state water-savings plan Staff will present framework at October board meeting By Heather Sackett | October 2, 2021 Other findings of the report are consistent with what River District and agriculture representatives have been saying since the state began its demand-management discussions in 2019: A program must […]
The Roundup | Cooling the Yampa River
Steamboat explores program to cool the Yampa River; updates from the Roaring Fork Valley data dashboard and COVID-19 Tracking the Curve.
The Roundup | Homestake hike highlights uncertainties
Last century’s data a stumbling point for Whitney Reservoir You don’t have to be Brad Udall — the renowned Colorado State University water and climate scientist — to know that streamflow conditions occurring between 1945 and 1994 no longer exist. That was one takeaway from an event held last week in the Homestake Valley, high […]
The Roundup | Upvalley vacancy, downvalley diversity
Aspen Journalism’s data journalist, Laurine Lassalle, looks at the 2020 census data, changes to Roaring Fork Valley demographics.
The Roundup | The Pandora’s debate
The Pandora’s debate: A buffer for the backcountry Step around the back of the top terminal of the Silver Queen Gondola and you enter what might be Pitkin County’s most unique, and interesting, land use realm. The acreage stretching out for miles past the Aspen Mountain ski area along both sides of Richmond Ridge gave […]
The Roundup | Proposed storage project is a complicated solution to shortages
Water Desk Editor Heather Sackett on the ins and outs of the proposed Ram’s Horn Reservoir and Cow Creek storage project working its way through water court.
The Roundup | Our new Executive Director & recent news
A letter from Mark Harvey, Aspen Journalism’s Board President, announcing our new executive director; recent news from our local data dashboard, and a selection of news from other sources.
The Roundup | Local flows and occupancy rise
Roaring Fork River flows and Aspen occupancy rise; Colorado work group fails to reach consensus in anti-speculation report.
The Roundup | Streamflows struggling, Ruedi’s hydropower challenge
Tracking “breakthrough” and nonresident COVID-19 cases in Pitkin County; low water levels at Ruedi Reservoir threatening hydropower production, and single-digit Roaring Fork streamflows.