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Laura Pritchett: Just passing through, sandhill cranes remind us of the peace in wild things

Nuclear forces on high alert. Two million evacuees. Photos of bloody children and haunted eyes. The potential for escalation. The knowledge that humans have the weaponry to end all life, shatter this amazing, spinning blue ball, and that our economies and power structures and governments and egos have put those weapons into the hands of […]

Posted inEconomy, Environment, Growth, News, Politics and Government, Water

Controversial canal along South Platte River in Colorado now on Nebraska’s front burner after COVID aid windfall

By Grant Schulte, The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts ramped up his push Wednesday for income tax cuts, a new state prison and a $500 million canal to claim water from Colorado, arguing that the state is expected to collect more than enough revenue to pay for it all. The Republican […]

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Jared Polis to “aggressively assert” water rights as Nebraska plans $500M canal in Colorado

By Grant Schulte, The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Colorado’s governor is warning he will “protect and aggressively assert” his state’s water rights after Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced a plan to spend $500 million on a canal and reservoir project that includes claiming access to land in Colorado under a 99-year-old compact between the […]

Posted inClimate, Environment, Growth, News, Politics and Government, Water

Nebraska will spend $500 million to claim South Platte River water from Colorado

By Grant Schulte, The Associated Press LINCOLN, Nebraska— Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced a $500 million plan Monday to divert water out of Colorado under a 99-year-old compact between the states that allows Nebraska to seize access to Colorado land along the South Platte River and build canals. Ricketts said Nebraska would invoke its rights […]