Monthly Archives: November 2016

Getting clarity at Grand Lake on a murky water problem

Congress specified that the Colorado-Big Thompson project was not to sully the scenic attraction of Grand Lake. But each summer the water becomes murky. Continue reading

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The slow, snowless start to ski season

Many ski areas in Colorado postponed opening until after Thanksgiving. Ski areas have overcome inherent variability in snow by investments in snowmaking. But conventional snowamking still requires cold temperatures.
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Existential threats in the Colorado River Basin

Not one thing explains the declining levels in Lake Mead, but one thing’s clear: another good snow year in the Rockies won’t solve the Colroado River problems.
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Hot air, defeat of carbon tax and Katharine Hayhoe

Record heat again this year in addition to election hot air. Washington state voters defeat a carbon tax. And Katharine Hayhoe shares her insights.
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The 2012 debate in Nebraska about the Keystone XL

In May 2012, Nebraska was stewing about whether to support the Keystone XL pipeline across the state. I traveled there to talk with people in small-town libraries, cafes, and a cow pastures along the Niobrara River. Continue reading

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Restoring the Eagle River in Camp Hale

A vision gains support for freeing Eagle River from WWII straitjacket by Allen Best RED CLIFF, Colo. — Work could begin in 2018 in restoring the Eagle River at Camp Hale, the training site for the 10th Mountain Division, to something more … Continue reading

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An alchemy of water in the Colorado River headwaters

Learning to do more with less water in the Colorado River headwaters by Allen Best GRAND COUNTY – A decade ago, Kirk Klancke had hard, cold feelings about Denver Water. A stonemason for 35 years who moved to the Fraser … Continue reading

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Tesla beats electric path to ski towns

Tesla is creating a “gallery” in Aspen this winter and installing fast-charging stations in out-of-the-way but high-end places. Continue reading

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