Today, we bring you stories we have published over the last two weeks, including a piece from Water Desk Editor Heather Sackett recognized as required reading ahead of this week’s Colorado River Water Users Association conference in Las Vegas, which Sackett is attending, and the weekly local data dashboard produced by Laurine Lasalle.
New matching gift opportunity this Giving NewsDay; e-bike accidents on the rise; Tim Cooney on Aspen’s Hope Mine, and local Aspen data updates.
Aspen Journalism expands reach through ongoing collaboration with Aspen Public Radio to bring COVID-19 news to the Roaring Fork Valley; freelance reporter, Will Grandbois, on assignment for Aspen Journalism, interviewed on KDNK to discuss recent river restoration initiative along a key stretch of the Crystal River, and Aspen Journalism is sponsoring an event put on by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies taking place next month, where local photographer, filmmaker and storyteller (and Aspen Journalism board member) Pete McBride will give a presentation at Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House on his recent book, “Seeing Silence: The Beauty of the World’s Most Quiet Places.”
As spelled out in a Water Plan, grant request improvements to the section along the Crystal River will include streambank stabilization, river channel restoration, plant diversification, better access to the park, as well as an automated ditch headgate, if the town of Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Conservancy can convince Colorado Parks and Wildlife that it can be done with a light touch.
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A note from Water Desk Editor Heather Sackett, this week’s original stories from Aspen Journalism, and other news items of interest.
NewsMatch starts November 1, updates from our Water Desk, Tracking the Curve and our data dashboard
The numbers are stark. Flow losses exceeding 15% when comparing records of the last 20 years to average conditions observed throughout most of the 20th century.
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 […]
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 […]