Some Colorado water officials balk at Wall Street buying rights

The prospect of Wall Street buying water rights in Colorado has seemingly brought the water community on the Front Range and Western Slope together – a rare occurrence between two sides of the...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Massive ranch northeast of Durango to be protected from development

A more than 700-acre property northeast of Durango has been placed in a conservation easement, seen as a huge win for protecting not only wildlife habitat, but also the city of Durango’s drinking...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Potential candidates express interest in Durango City Council election

Three of five seats are up for grabs during the April 6 Durango City Council election, and already new candidates are signing up to compete. Councilors Dean Brookie, Chris Bettin and Melissa...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can NASA satellites help monitor snowpack across the American Southwest?

SILVERTON – Understanding how much snowpack lies in the mountains of the American Southwest is critical for communities in the region, and an unsung project led by NASA may bring the next great...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River shatters all-time record low flow based on 109 years of data

Records show the Animas River recently broke the all-time low flow set on the water gauge behind the Powerhouse Science Center, which has collected data for 109 years. The previous record low flow...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five environmental issues to watch in 2021

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look at the most pressing environmental issues that face Southwest Colorado in the year to come, and there’s no shortage of them. How will the...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Landscape expert offers tips for sustainable gardening in Southwest Colorado

It’s not too soon to start thinking about next year’s garden – particularly when it comes to creating an environmentally sustainable space. Ross Shrigley, executive director of Plant Select,...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mesa Reservoir inches closer to improvement project

Attempts to save a small reservoir in a remote part of Southwest Colorado inched closer to completion after a bid recently went out calling for a final design to improve the existing dam structure....

DATE: Nov. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Errors in Bayfield water study could lead to higher utility rates

Bayfield is trying to fix errors in its water rate study, the basis of household utility rates, and the end result might mean higher rates for community members. Water rates pay for every aspect of...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prolonged drought results in record-low flows on Animas River

The Animas River has been setting records this week – just not the good kind. All week, the Animas River has recorded record lows at a gauge station in Durango, which has been tracking flows on the...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Universities to treat water in Navajo communities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Environmental science students at Navajo Technical University are often asked by their professors about how they want to give back to their Navajo Nation communities. The...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

City of Farmington enacts Stage 1 Water Shortage Advisory

Farmington City Council passed a resolution Tuesday enacting a Stage 1 Water Shortage Advisory urging residents to reduce water usage by 10%. The advisory went into effect Wednesday and will remain...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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