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Colorado may need to put $100 million aside annually to do more with the same amount of water

Now that Colorado has its new statewide water plan in place, it’s time to think about where the state will get billions of dollars to close the water supply gap and support another estimated 5 million residents by 2050.

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Chairman of Colorado's inter-basin water committee booked to speak in Steamboat April 25

Governor's top water advisor on his way to Northwest Colorado

As a cattle rancher and dryland wheat farmer in Southeastern Colorado, Governor Hickenlooper’s chief water advisor, John Stulp, is apt to recognize this spring as a season of promise in the Yampa Valley.

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City: Water issue posed no immediate health risk

The city of Steamboat Springs was notifying its water customers this week that a problem with the drinking water at the Steamboat Springs Airport did not pose an immediate health risk.

Community Ag Alliance: Which way will the water flow?

Living at the headwaters of the Yampa River and many of her tributaries makes it easy for us to take water for granted. We turn on the faucets, and water flows out. We open our headgates, and water rushes through. We put our boats into the rapids, and water takes us downstream. We toss a line into a high mountain lake, and a fish attaches itself to the hook.

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Snow water stored on Rabbit Ears Pass is 135 percent of median for Feb. 1

Steamboat skiers and snowboarders prefer their champagne dry, but the relatively wet snow that buried the slopes over the weekend put a big boost into the snowpack on nearby Rabbit Ears Pass

Above-average snowpack in Northwest Colorado, in spite of El Nino concerns

The snowpack in the mountains surrounding Steamboat Springs are at 103 percent of median, the lowest in the state. But at least it’s in plus territory during an El Niño year.

City eyes higher fees for overdue water bill notices

For half of a day every month, the city's water department employees fan out across the city to deliver dozens of notices that warn water customers if they don't pay their bills that are more than 60 days past due their water will be shut off.

Peabody Energy hopes to delay permit for Trout Creek Reservoir in Routt County, in bid to conserve cash

Worldwide demand for coal continues to drop and the proposed delay of Trout Creek Reservoir permitting fits in with remarks about the company’s fiscal strategy made by a Peabody spokesman this week.

Routt County investigates update of regulations designed to protect streams and ponds from development

The question is whether Routt County's waterbody setback regulations as drafted accomplish clean water without unduly hindering development.

Carpenter Ranch on Yampa River among five in Colorado to take on water rights transfer pilot

The water transfer plan at the Carpenter Ranch is among five in Colorado that are part of an historic agreement to explore how the four Colorado River states above Lake Powell can meet their obligations to Arizona, California and Nevada.

Closed convenience store, gas station destined to return to 'natural condition'

Water district manager says $750,000 price of Shop & Hop site is justified by the goal of protecting community water supply in alluvial well field along the Yampa River.

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June 1 snowpack far exceeds normal across the Colorado Rockies

The areas that carry the highest snowpack deep into summer are also susceptible to flood danger. Hoosier Pass, on Colorado Highway 9 between Breckenridge and South Park, with 14.2 inches of water content, is a case in point.

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Frank Alfone to replace Jay Gallagher after 10 years at helm of Mount Werner Water District

Frank Alfone has Colorado experience in water utility management on resume as he prepares to take charge at Mount Werner Water in Steamboat Springs.

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Northwest Colorado water officials update status of Colorado's new water plan

The big water buffalo in the room was the possibility that Front Range interests will succeed in influencing the water plan to include a new trans-mountain diversion (TMD) of water from the Western Slope to the rapidly growing Eastern Slope.

New Colorado water rights transfer allows farmers to irrigate, then profit by leaving water in the stream

The new model for sharing water rights allows rights holders to to use their water to raise a crop in early summer and then choose to be compensated for leaving it in the river in late summer and early fall.

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