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Western Colorado is wary of gray wolf reintroduction. Will they have to pay for it, too?

When Colorado voters in November narrowly passed a ballot initiative to reintroduce gray wolves in western Colorado, detractors said it was a prime example of the state’s deepening rural-urban divide. It was urban voters on the Front Range who pushed the measure to passage, over the objections of rural and ranching Colorado. Now a bipartisan […]

Posted inEnvironment, Growth, News, Politics and Government, Water

Water is Colorado’s most critical resource. So why isn’t it central to every local land-use decision?

In the early 1980s, the small city of Woodland Park started strategically planning how to protect its water supply for the future.  “Because we have all junior water rights and a limited water supply, we knew we must be very careful about how we grow,” said Sally Riley, planning director for Woodland Park, which is […]