• Dry March has Colorado water watchers worried

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Colorado Springs water users are likely facing a summer without watering restrictions, while the southern and southwestern parts of the state are girding for what could be a dry summer. Western Slope reservoirs that provide water to Colorado Springs Utilities are comfortably at...

  • Rocky Mountain snow offers scant encouragement to California

    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Drought-weary Californians can't expect much encouragement from mountains elsewhere in the West: Snow that fills the Colorado River is lagging, too, officials said Friday. The snowpack in the Colorado and Wyoming valleys where the river originates now ranges from 51 to...

  • Colorado's low snowpack raises water supply concerns

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    DENVER — A dry March has taken a toll on Colorado's snowpack, raising concerns about low streams during the summer and a potential strain on the water supply. The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/9BafLM ) the dry spell melted the statewide snowpack from 87 percent of average at the...

  • Colorado drilling plan has safeguards for Dinosaur Monument

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    DENVER — A new plan for oil and gas development on federal land in energy-rich northwestern Colorado includes stepped-up projections for areas near Dinosaur National Monument. The plan released by the Bureau of Land Management Friday would also ease restrictions on what time of year...

  • Free online course from CU-Boulder explores water issues in the West

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    How has the scarcity of water in the West caused so much controversy? A free online course that begins Wednesday by experts at the University of Colorado in Boulder will answer that question and lead students on a virtual journey as water makes its way from snow-capped mountains to...

  • Feds stand behind Wolf Creek land swap despite criticisms

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    DURANGO — The U.S. Forest Service is standing behind its decision to allow a land swap that would provide access to a proposed village near the Wolf Creek Ski Area in southwestern Colorado. The agency announced Thursday that Deputy Regional Forester Maribeth Gustafson affirmed the...

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