State water board is investigating the feasibility of a program known as demand management, plus local data dashboard and Tracking the COVID-19 Curve.
Category: The Roundup
Recent editions of our award-winning weekly newsletter showcasing Aspen Journalism’s original stories, insights from our newsroom and a selection of what we’re reading this week.
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The Roundup | Measuring water diversions and avoiding mudslides
Measuring water diversions and avoiding mudslides Aspen Journalism was set to attend an event in the Homestake Valley Thursday morning sponsored by the Eagle River Watershed Council highlighting the debate over whether or not to build a second dam in the valley that would facilitate the diversion of more Western Slope water to thirsty cities […]
The Roundup | Developing a dependence on Colorado irrigation
Water Desk Editor Heather Sackett traveled to Kremmling to join researchers as they set out to count birds in a study examining what happens when Colorado irrigators cut back on water use.
The Roundup | No vacancy signs coming to a trailhead near you
In high-use areas clustered around the Maroon Bells, Snowmass Lake and Capitol Lake, “groups at one time” (GAOT) levels have gotten out of hand.
The Roundup | Augmentation versus conservation on the Crystal River
Letter from Heather Sackett, water desk editor, on the River District looking for natural solutions to Crystal River water shortage, more from the data dashboard on wastewater flow rates, and Tracking the Curve updates.
The Roundup | Measure what matters and expanding recreation’s clout
Measure what matters and expanding recreation’s clout We all know it was hot this month, particularly last week when the mercury topped 90°F for four straight days at the Aspen airport. But did you know that the peak temperature through that stretch — 91°F — came within a single degree of the highest-ever recorded temperature […]
The Roundup | Back to Marble and a new data dashboard
The way Marble tackles its own unique challenges could have a lot to say for how other communities facing similar issues deal with their problems. What’s especially interesting about Marble’s situation is the wide array of jurisdictions that are attempting to work together toward a solution.
The Roundup | ‘It can be kind of political’
A community facing the loss of hundreds of jobs as nearby coal-fired power plants and coal mines are set to be decommissioned is investing in the Yampa River as the backbone of future economic growth.
The Roundup | June 4, 2021 Edition
Editor Curtis Wackerle on our history desk’s wondrous work and the scheming and innovation of the Hunter Creek corridor, plus the return of The Bucket.
The Roundup | May 28, 2021 Edition
Covering the roundtables has long been central to Aspen Journalism’s mission and Water Desk Editor Heather Sackett filed a story this week about an interesting new development.