Our Water Desk broke news on two fronts. We also posted our write up from the Jan. 5 event we hosted with author Ted Conover,
It’s clear that this stock of housing is important to the community, based on the sheer numbers. But there’s something more. The ability to own a home, affordable to those who work in the community, might be the strongest incentive there is to hold on, stick it out, keep playing “the lottery” because eventually something will work out.
Some water managers at CRWUA acknowledged a truth that is widely known but rarely stated so candidly: As the Colorado River crisis deepens, water to cities will not be cut off in favor of continuing to grow hay in the desert, no matter what the law of the river says.
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Nonprofit is testing ‘intervention model’ to keep trailer parks out of private equity hands; studies tackle water replacement options for Crystal River shortages; 42,000 Maroon Bells bike trips counted this year.
From local modular manufacturing to Lift One Corridor cooperation to valley-wide watering standards.
This week at Aspen Journalism, we are thrilled to have published two stories looking at water use from opposite ends of the Colorado River basin. Water Desk Editor Heather Sackett set out to understand what city of Aspen water use data can tell us about recent efforts to encourage more conservation, especially when it comes […]
This week at Aspen Journalism, we published the most thorough fundraising analysis to date on the campaign fundraising picture in the 3rd Congressional District race between incumbent Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert and Democratic challenger, former Aspen City Council member Adam Frisch. Data Desk Editor Laurine Lassalle looked at the candidates’ federal campaign finance reports and […]
Recreation groups ask for more inclusion in state Water Plan Boating has struggled to find foothold in system of water rights By Heather Sackett | October 14, 2022 In the Colorado water world, recreation usually is lumped together with the environment as a “non-consumptive” use since both seek to keep water in the stream. But […]
Anyone hip to the latest in environmental journalism has been aware for a while now that “beavers are … having a moment as more people recognize their many benefits to the ecosystem,” as Aspen Journalism Managing Editor Heather Sackett wrote in her most recent story for our Water Desk. The beaver story Aspen Journalism recently […]