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The day that Breckenridge got lucky

Breckenridge was full of people the day last summer that fire erupted in the nearby Tenmile Range. “It was scary. It was so close,” says one local resident. Continue reading

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Remembering when all of Colorado seemed to be on fire

Fifteen years ago, three major forest fires were roaring in Colorado, making even city streets feel like a dystopian sci-fi movie. What did we learn from those fires? Continue reading

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What to expect in our mountain forests as the climate warms

Warming temperatures have already made Rocky Mountain forests more vulnerable to disturbances, but the changes have only begun. 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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Denver’s aquifers city’s next reservoir?

Denver continues to explore its subterranean aquifers to see if they can be used for storage as Colorado’s largest municipal water provide faces the uncertainties posed by climate change and population growth.
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Water buffaloes in Denver and the West

Water Buffaloes in Colorado and the West once thought monolithic and linear, says Denver Water’s Jim Lochhhead, and then a new world that they didn’t understand arrived. Continue reading

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Letting water flow down the Yampa to Lake Powell

irrigation at Colorado’s Carpenter Ranch along the Yampa River was suspended this year July 1, part of a pilot program in the Colorado River Basin intended to create greater flexibility in water in anticipation of drought. Continue reading

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Creating a new water normal in mountain towns

Breckenridge is among Colorado’s mountain towns looking to take measures to encourage more efficient use of water for outdoor lawn irrigation. “We have to walk the talk,” says Tim Gagen, the town manager. “We can’t just sit up here and say we have all the water, now we’ll use it.”

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Water-efficient fixtures could become mandatory in Colorado

Denver Water, the primary proponent of the efficiency legislation, estimates that broad adoption of the water-efficient toilets, urinals, shower heads, and faucets will produce 40,000 acre-feet of savings across Colorado by 2050. Continue reading

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Alchemy on the Fraser River

Architects of an pact governing Denver’s increased diversions from rivers in Grand County say less can be more through a program called Learning by Doing. Continue reading

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