‘New frontier’ of water choices awaits state

August 26, 2008


“The era of water development in Colorado is over, and the state’s new task will be to manage the water resources it has……


It’s not too late to save valued parts of Grand County

August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Sky-Hi Daily News
There are organizations at work to preserve our natural and cultural resources.

Among them are the Middle Park Land Trust, Trout Unlimited, the Grand County Historical Association, Friends of the Fraser River, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, Colorado Riparian Association and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Depending on your interests, there are ways to get involved.

Grand County still has a window to control the look and feel of its own future. As we can see from our neighboring mountain communities, that window of opportunity doesn’t stay open forever.

Grand County loses land, water as traditions fade

August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tonya Bina
Sky-Hi Daily News
Development on the Front Range causes 100 percent loss to the rivers in Grand County.

It’s a known fact that much of the water taken is used to keep residential landscapes alive.

“Truthfully, 50 percent of the water that they use in those municipalities is growing Kentucky bluegrass. That’s not necessary,” said Kirk Klancke, Grand County’s foremost river-water advocate.

“So they take it from us and kill this natural environment to create an artificial one, to grow an imported grass from a humid environment in a high plains desert. It’s completely illogical.”

Fish feeling aftermath of metals spike

August 18, 2008
No brook trout found in latest round of sampling by state biologists in Snake River


August 16, 2008

Cherry Creek News – Written by Dreyer, Evan

“For more than a year, the oil and gas industry and some politicians have claimed that a Roan Plateau lease sale would generate proceeds of up to $2 billion. Today, we learned just how wrong and over- exaggerated those claims were….:


Restrictions for motorized vehicles at reservoirs not enough, some say

August 16, 2008

August 14, 2008| [Durango] Herald Staff Writer

“The decision closes some user-created routes and old logging roads popular with ATVs. But Dave Petersen, state field director for Trout Unlimited’s public lands initiative, said the priorities of sportsmen, called “quiet users” by the Forest Service, were largely ignored…. “


‘Blitz’ looks at RMNP water

August 14, 2008

Scientists seek snapshot

BY TREVOR HUGHES • TrevorHughes@coloradoan.com • August 13, 2008

Volunteers, scientists and park workers fanned out Tuesday across Rocky Mountain National Park with sample bottles as part of a 24-hour “Water Blitz” intended to provide a snapshot of conditions in lakes, streams and rivers….