Rico mine owner sues to cover cleanup costs

For nearly 10 years, Atlantic Richfield Co. has been cleaning up the Rico-Argentine Mine site along the Dolores River as part of a 2011 Environmental Protection Agency removal order. Now, Arco...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Why isn’t water central to every local land-use decision in Colorado?

In the early 1980s, the small city of Woodland Park started strategically planning how to protect its water supply for the future. “Because we have all junior water rights and a limited water...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

If remote Red Mesa Reservoir doesn’t grow, it could be razed

Can a small reservoir in remote Southwest Colorado play a larger role to help meet the water demands of an increasingly water-strapped region? The reservoir’s managers are hoping so, otherwise the...

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

Does Durango need redundancy in its water-treatment infrastructure?

One pipe. That’s all there is to get water from a 7.2 million-gallon tank at the city of Durango’s water-treatment plant to smaller water tanks and mains that feed every faucet in the city. And the...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Land Conservancy approved for $24,000 grant

The Montezuma Land Conservancy has been approved for a $24,000 grant from the Southwest Basin Round Table to conduct water-saving research on Fozzie’s Farm, a hands-on youth education site. As part...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Congress tackles severe drought in the West

WASHINGTON – Despite above-average snowpack, Southwest Colorado remains in a severe drought. U.S. House lawmakers from several Western states, including Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Boulder, are considering...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio revamps utility rates for water, wastewater, natural gas

IGNACIO – The Ignacio Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday that changes town water, wastewater and natural gas rates for utility customers. Ignacio customers are charged for...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Town of Ignacio revamps utility rates for water, wastewater, natural gas

IGNACIO – The Ignacio Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday that changes town water, wastewater and natural gas rates for utility customers. Ignacio customers are charged for...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Edgemont Ranch subdivision cited for not meeting water-quality standards

State regulators have issued Edgemont Ranch a notice of violation after the neighborhood’s drinking water did not meet health standards. On Dec. 3, the Colorado Department of Public Health and...

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

Durango water, sewer pipes need constant maintenance, repairs

It’s almost impossible to predict when a sewer or water pipe in Durango might clog or break. But if history can be a guide, one thing is for sure: It will happen again. Of the 58 sewer clogs...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain delay called for pipeline project in west La Plata County

Residents in southwest La Plata County have waited years for a hook up to central water, and it appears they will have to hold out a few more months after rains caused a delay in a pipeline project...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New way to monitor snowpack could be critical in the arid West

At a time when monitoring mountain snowpack is crucial for communities throughout the American West, has the next generation of measuring snow depth arrived? Some top researchers seem to think so....

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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