Xcel Energy owns some of the oldest water right on the Colorado River. A coalition is pushing the utility to sell it so they can control flows near Glenwood Springs.
The city, a private landowner and nonprofit operator of the Ouray Ice Park are negotiating a new partnership as liability issues with the Colorado Recreational Use Statute grow
Breckenridge — and soon Summit County — is adopting a “renewable energy mitigation plan” to offset greenhouse gases from outdoor amenities
Agencies that both distribute and rely on Colorado River hydropower are rethinking how much energy they can count on in the future
UNAWEEP DIVIDE — The honey bees are over there, by the organic garden. The peregrines nest up on the cliffs. A mess of metates — Native American grinding stones — are over in the dense pinion. Every winter the elk gather in the meadow below the granite cliffs. There’s a table up in those cliffs, […]
Tri-State Generation, the largest hydropower customer on the Colorado River system, says it has enough other sources of energy to make up for less hydro production.
Blue Mesa near Gunnison is for the moment safe from letting more water go, but Colorado River Drought Operations Plan says that could change
The Upper Colorado Endangered Fish Recovery Program, which is helping four species recover, gets majority of its funding from hydropower sales
Xcel Energy has a low-tech plan for creating clean power in one of Colorado’s geologic wonders. As Colorado’s largest utility, with 1.5 million electricity customers, pushes toward its goal of delivering 100% carbon-free power by 2050, the company is seeking federal approval for the state’s largest hydropower project on the Western Slope in Unaweep Canyon […]
LAS VEGAS — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation decided not to send water rushing through the Grand Canyon this month to rebuild beaches for campers and sandbars for fish because of persistent drought, officials said. An abundance of sand in the Colorado River system gives the agency an opportunity to flood the waterway to spread […]