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Carman: One small step will save a mile of the Colorado River. A giant leap is needed to save the rest.

It was a predictably goofy photo op last week amid the heavy machinery poised to rip into the area around the Windy Gap reservoir in Grand County to save a stretch of moribund Colorado River. Sen. Michael Bennet was there along with his Republican challenger, Joe O’Dea, and dozens of smiling county commissioners, Trout Unlimited […]

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It took 10 years to plan a channel around a Colorado River reservoir. Collaboration went well, but urgency was lacking.

GRANBY — Old-timers around here talk about how they used to need to stop after a springtime drive through Byers Canyon to clean all the bugs out of their radiators. So when longtime angler Bud Isaacs noticed the absence of a stonefly hatch on his favorite stretch of the Colorado River below the 445-acre Windy […]

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Advocacy groups force Colorado water quality commission to consider upgrades for urban streams

The state Water Quality Control Commission reversed itself this week and agreed to consider tougher protections for urban streams, another sign of activists deploying recent environmental justice laws in safeguarding local water, land and air.  The commission Monday unanimously accepted demands in a petition from a coalition of conservation and advocacy groups that they revisit […]

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Congressional infrastructure deal brings $8B in climate, water projects to the West

Colorado will benefit from billions of dollars in climate change and water projects in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure investment bill passed by the U.S. House late Friday, conservation groups said over the weekend, with some of the money shoring up drought-stretched obligations to the Colorado River Compact.  More than $8.3 billion in water projects alone […]