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Fort Collins planners, worried about Poudre River impacts, reject Northern Water’s plan for 3-mile pipeline through the city

Rejection of the NISP pipeline is yet another skirmish in a series of water and pipeline battles playing out in the northern Front Range.

Environment

Thornton reverses Weld County denial of water pipeline. Property owners are not happy.

Growth

Thornton will use its status as a utility to overturn Weld County’s denial of its 75-mile water pipeline

Thornton has been fighting to build a 75-mile water pipeline since 2015. Only 6 miles is complete.

Growth

Colorado Mountain College to spend $40M to build housing for students getting priced out of mountain towns

Housing accounts for most of the cost of a CMC degree, so 40 units each are planned for campuses in Breckenridge, Edwards, Spring Valley and Steamboat Springs.

Housing

Federal court dismisses Centennial Airport’s challenge to FAA’s NextGen flight paths

The FAA’s plan to optimize arrival and departure at local airports is called the Denver Metroplex project, and it includes Denver International Airport and Centennial Airport

Transportation

Off-highway vehicles are revving up locals (in a bad way) in Colorado’s remote mountain towns

Inundated with by go-anywhere motorized vehicles, local governments are struggling to find a balance between welcoming the spending by “motorheads” and keeping their towns from resembling sets for a Mad Max movie.

Outdoors

Thornton sues Weld County commissioners over water-pipeline vote

As Thornton nears its deadline to construct a pipeline from a reservoir near Fort Collins, the quickest and most direct way for the city to get approval for a Weld County pipeline is through the courts

Growth

Lutheran Medical Center making a $650 million move just a few miles west in Wheat Ridge, opening up prime land for redevelopment

SCL Health will build a new 28-acre hospital at the Clear Creek Crossing development. That opens up possibilities for the current 100-acre site.

Health

Housing in Boulder County — and across Colorado — is expensive. But affordable homes are more than a fantasy.

Even with myriad solutions on the table, and many people eager and able to make change, closing the affordability gap is proving to be a monumental task

Housing

Scientists want Coloradans to turn off their lights to help migrating birds

Colorado State University researchers use data visualizations to inform the public of high-intensity migration nights and when it's best to hit the lights

Environment

Record-breaking real estate frenzy is changing the culture of Colorado’s mountain towns as locals are priced out

More than $15 billion in property sales in 2020 in seven resort communities marks a 61% increase over 2019. Historic sales volume and sky-high prices are pushing locals out of mountain towns.

Housing

Beloved — and rare — sunset spot in Westminster has become a battleground between developers and neighbors

Builders want 5,500 people to live on what is now a hilltop respite and one of the largest infill open spaces around Denver, with a conflict to come over affordable homes, climate change and more.

Growth

Mark Walter, who owns the Los Angeles Dodgers, is buying up Crested Butte’s downtown buildings

Billionaire has bought several restaurants, bars and shops on Elk Avenue, but he’s not revealing details about his plan for the historic buildings.

Outdoors

Nevada farmers and conservationists balk at “water banking,” an idea also being weighed in Colorado

Proponents argue crediting people for conservation will help prevent future shortages and offer water rights holders an option beyond use, abandonment or selling.

Environment

Aurora, Colorado Springs get federal OK to test if controversial reservoir in Eagle County wilderness is feasible

Front Range cities need the additional water storage to meet their growth projections. But Holy Cross Wilderness boundaries would need to be redrawn to build it.

Environment

Aurora and Colorado Springs want more water. The proposed solution — a new reservoir — would have far-reaching impacts.

Two of Colorado's largest cities are working together because they have the same problem: Planners don’t think they have enough water where they are to support the cities’ expected growth.

Environment

Colorado’s latest proposal to divert water from the Western Slope is a complex, disputed set of pipes

Northern Water wants to flood a valley southwest of Loveland, but the water comes from Grand County, prompting lawsuits over what some say is a devil’s bargain

Environment

Estimates of future Upper Colorado River Basin water use confound planning, report shows

Maybe it's time to give up on developing new Upper Basin projects, the Center for Colorado River Studies says, after all demand has been flat for three decades.

Climate

How divided is Silverton? Just ask one of the town’s six administrators who came and went in the past seven years.

The touchy mood among hardy high-altitude souls hemmed in by towering mountain swirls around how — or if — the small-town economy should change.

Economy

U.S. Forest Service rethinks road through public lands to ritzy Vail Valley development

Following objections to Berlaimont Estates, the White River National Forest’s supervisor must scrutinize the impacts of 19 luxury homes on the broader landscape

Environment
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