Tag Archives: water

Green Algae in White River Near Meeker Prompts Concerns

A growing, green eyesore in parts of the White River near Meeker has caught the attention of local landowners, anglers and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Over the last two years, a significant increase in the amount of algae in the river has local residents and agency officials exploring several possibilities that may be causing the bloom. Continue reading

Water Workshop In Steamboat

The Colorado Ag Water Alliance will hold an Ag Producers’ Water Workshop this week in Steamboat. The workshop will address water needs for cities, agricultural producers and the environment in light of projected water Continue reading

Meeting To Discuss Routt County Master Plan

The Routt County Planning Commission will host a meeting this week in Hayden to discuss the Routt County Master Plan. The meeting will allow the planning team to answer questions about the regulations contained in the plan concerning water Continue reading

Rule Could Result In Nearly 80,000 Lost Coal Jobs

coalplugHouse Republicans are looking to put a stop to a rule that could cost the U.S. tens of thousands of coal mining jobs. Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton is pushing to add a provision to any possible end of year funding package.  The provision would end or delay the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation’s proposed Stream Protection Rule.  The purpose of the Stream Continue reading

Help Set A World Record

PARKS AND WILDLIFEColorado Parks and Wildlife is asking for participants to help them set a world record this weekend at Stagecoach State Park. The “End of Summer Stagecoach Fun Fest” starts at noon tomorrow, at the park’s marina and swim beach. All stand-up paddle boarders, kayakers, canoers, and belly boarders, can attend the event, and help in the Continue reading

More Water For The Yampa River

YAMPA RIVERDue to low flow rates and high temperatures in the Yampa River, the Upper Water Conservation District is releasing an additional 10 cubic feet of water per second into the Yampa over the next few weeks. The additional Continue reading

Club 20 Meeting In Steamboat

club 20-229A CLUB 20 summer committee meeting will take place this week in Steamboat. CLUB 20 is an organization of  counties, communities, businesses, individuals and associations from Western Colorado that look to promote, and develop area resources, to support a Continue reading

Supreme Court Gives Power Back To Land Owners

US SUPREME COURTA recent United States Supreme Court Ruling has made it easier for individuals and companies to challenge federal agencies when it comes to regulating their private property. The ruling stems from a case where a family owned business in North Dakota was prevented by federal agencies from harvesting peat moss on one of their properties. The Continue reading

Transfer Water Without Losing Rights

WATER CONSERVATIONA bill that would help Coloradoans remain in control of their water rights was signed by Governor John Hickenlooper yesterday. House bill 1228 allows water rights holders to temporarily transfer up to half of their water without Continue reading

You Can Now Collect And Use Rainwater

RainBarrelIt is now legal for Coloradans to collect and use rainwater on their property. Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law late last week, that allows anyone to collect rainwater on their property. The legislation barely made it through the legislative session in what turned out to be a Continue reading

Rain Barrel Legalization In CO Takes Another Step Forward

RainBarrelRain barrels could soon be allowed once again in Colorado.  The state Senate’s Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee passed a bill yesterday repealing the rain barrel ban.  Democrats were finally happy with the language of the bill after steps were taken Continue reading

It May No Longer Be Illegal To Collect Rain Water In Colorado

RainBarrelThe Colorado State Legislature is diving into the issue of the public collection of rain water again this year.  A bill that would allow homeowners to collect 110 gallons of runoff from their roofs into rain barrels has passed a House committee vote.  Similar legislation was presented last year, but it died before it got to the floor for a vote.  Colorado is Continue reading