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Category: River Systems :: Colorado River
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Hydro company proposes to dam Little Colorado River east of Grand Canyon 9.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A recently formed Phoenix-based company wants to construct dams for power generation on a tributary of the Colorado River beloved by rafters and canyon adventurers.

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Middle Mamm Fire outside Rifle grows to nearly 1,000 acres 5.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
Persistent, gusting winds pushed the fire north into Gant Gulch on Friday night, as crews continue to use helicopters and other methods to prevent the fire from encroaching on private property.
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Climate change could mean less farming in the West 20.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Colorado and California are rethinking water management for a hotter, drier future, while balancing urban water needs with the benefits agriculture brings to rural communities.
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Beto O’Rourke to visit Aurora Thursday for town hall meeting on gun violence 17.9.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke will make his first campaign appearance in Colorado Thursday when he holds a town hall meeting at a restaurant in Aurora to discuss gun violence.
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Defense releases video of Rifle police shooting man in the back as he jogs away 14.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
A man killed last month by Rifle police jogged away from officers before he was shot in the back, newly released video footage of the shooting shows.
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Trump administration drops Obama-era water protection rule 13.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development and infringed on property rights.
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Restrictions on plague-affected areas in Commerce City lifted 6.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Restrictions on most plague affected prairie dog areas in Commerce City have been lifted and a fire works show, cancelled on July 4 because of the public health threat, is on schedule this Saturday. 
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Two dozen helicopters from Fort Carson to fly over Colorado Springs area Friday morning 6.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
About 25 unarmed helicopters from Fort Carson will be in flight Friday morning over parts of El Paso County as part of a readiness exercise.
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Missing Western Slope man, 82, found along San Miguel River by grandson in kayak 6.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
An 82-year-old man reported missing Monday evening on the Western Slope was found Wednesday, lying along a bank on the San Miguel River, by his grandson who was in a kayak on the river as part of a search team. 
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Emergency road repair work in eastbound lanes of I-70 near Kipling Street; delays expected 6.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Eastbound Interstate 70 near Kipling Street, in Wheat Ridge, is down to one lane as highway crews work on an emergency repair.
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Post Premium: Our best stories for the week of Aug. 19-25 25.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Denver Post's most important stories from the past week, with a special focus on the story we've decided should lead our Sunday newspaper.
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West wrestles with Colorado River “grand bargain” as changing climate depletes water governed by 1922 compact 25.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Rocky Mountain water managers worried about climate-driven depletion across the Colorado River Basin are mulling a "grand bargain" that would overhaul obligations among seven southwestern states for sharing the river's water.
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Historic ranch on Colorado’s high plains now holds millions of gallons of water for Denver-area economic development 17.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The desire to expand housing, commerce and other development around metro Denver and on arid high plains once deemed inhospitable has driven an innovative urban water broker to build a $22 million reservoir on a ranch 70 miles east of the city along the South Platte River.
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Colorado farms turn to technology amid water warnings in Southwest U.S. 13.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day.
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Bear Attacks Sleeping Teen in Utah, Bites His Face: 'These Are the Kinds of Things That Keep Me Awake at Night' 12.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The teen was camping at a site near the Colorado River in Utah, the state Division of Wildlife Resources said.
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Two Rifle police officers on leave after officer-involved shooting Monday evening 6.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Two police officers in the Western Slope city of Rifle have been placed on administrative leave pending investigation of an officer involved shooting on Monday evening.
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Bodies of two people missing since June in Colorado rivers found 2.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
The bodies of Zach Jones and Tessie Strickland, who both went missing in Colorado waterways, were recovered in late July.
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How a 'perfect storm' cut off water to this Colorado town 27.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"Water is the oil of the 21st century. People don't quite understand how difficult it is to run a water system so you have clean drinking water," the town administrator said.
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The USDA Didn’t Publish Its Plan to Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change. Here’s Where They Need it the Most. 24.7.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration’s department of agriculture has apparently settled on its strategy for preparing the food system for an uncertain future: ignore climate change.  This wasn’t always the agency’s tactic. Back in 2017, as Politico’s Helena Bottemiller Evich recently reported, the USDA was set to release a big plan on how to “help the agriculture industry […]
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Western states buy time with a 7-year Colorado River drought plan, but face a hotter, drier future 17.7.2019 GreenBiz.com
Dry years like 2018 are the likely future — leaders must begin planning for them now.
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