Collaboration, but not all cards were dealt equally

For six years, Denver Water and leaders of water agencies from Winter Park and Breckenridge to Grand Junction have been meeting in private sessions to talk about where they could find common ground. by Allen Best Those negotiations have now yielded a broad agreement of many facets: Key Western Slope organizations remove their opposition to …

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The Ice Age created one river, and we’re creating another

The Colorado and other headwater rivers were formed roughly 10,000 years ago, when the glaciers of the last Ice Age melted. The riverbeds are broad, as necessary to carry large volumes of water. by Allen Best And sometimes they do. But those years have become ever more scarce in the last 75 years, the result …

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Defying gravity in Colorado

The easy gravity-flow water-delivery systems in Colorado have mostly been done. Now, new projects for Aurora and Colorado Springs illustrate a new era when water truly flows uphill to money in a nexus of water and energy. By Allen Best From the November 2010 issue of Colorado Biz Magazine If you ever tried to walk …

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A Desert of Plenty

Fast-food outlets are ubiquitous in cities, but even in rural areas of the West. Will we come to see healthy food as vital community infrastructure?