User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Water Quality :: Stormwater Management
Last updated: Feb 04 2016 02:32 IST RSS 2.0
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Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills 4.2.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislative leaders said Wednesday they are open to spending $30 million to help pay the water bills of Flint residents facing an emergency over a lead-contaminated water supply, though a top Democrat said the proposed state funding should be doubled.
Colorado snowpack up to more than 100 percent above average 3.2.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Colorado's snowpack has jumped to more than 100 percent above average which means runoff to reservoirs in the spring should be plentiful.
OAS mission chief hopeful Haiti can settle political crisis 3.2.2016 Durango Herald
After three days of meetings, the chief of a regional mediation mission is hopeful but not necessarily confident that Haiti's political crisis can be resolved before the scheduled end of the president's term this weekend
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Haiti leaders seek way out of political crisis 26.1.2016 Durango Herald
Haitian officials are trying to craft a solution to a political crisis now following the indefinite postponement of the presidential election amid violent protests
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Montana rancher looks to the past to prepare for tomorrow’s climate 25.1.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Can re-engineering the family ranch help it survive climate change?
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Cole residents tell Denver planners not to take homes for drainage plan 16.1.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
The city needs to find a place in northeast Denver to retain water when heavy rains flood the storm-drainage system, but residents are trying to stop Public Works from selecting an option that would raze three blocks of the Cole neighborhood.
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As rain pummels California, some see a way to fight drought 9.1.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Much of the torrential rain that fell on Southern California this week flowed right into the ocean, just like it did before the state's epic drought.
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Future of Durango’s Utilities Commission up in the air 3.1.2016 Durango Herald
Durango City Council will meet with the three members of the city’s Utilities Commission on Tuesday to discuss if the advisory board should remain in place and, if so, what councilors expect from it. “We’ve hit a rocky road for a year or so ... Should we just get off the highway? Or what are we going to do?”...
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The Whole Works helps women stitch careers and grow outdoor industry 20.12.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
The Whole Works' plan is to establish a network of rural outposts staffed with freshly trained sewers — ideally women transitioning off federal assistance — who can serve Colorado's growing lineup of clothing, gear and accessories designers.
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Creede waits, faces daily toxic flow, yet pines for mining comeback 20.12.2015 Denver Post: Local
Three million gallons a week of some of the West's worst unchecked acid mine runoff — laced with lead, cadmium and fish-killing zinc — drain into headwaters of the Rio Grande ...
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City wrong to subsidize nonresident rates 8.12.2015 Durango Herald
Last December, the City Council raised the rates we pay for water and sewer and these higher rates took effect on Jan. 1. At the same time, City Council decided to continue its policy of charging non-city residents sewer rates that are twice those we residents pay and further, to extend this same rate differential to nonresident water...
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Durango’s water and sewer rates rising 2.12.2015 Durango Herald
Water and sewer rates will be going up in 2016 to help pay for the millions in water and sewer projects for the city.Durango city councilors unanimously approved both the 2016 budget and utility rate increases without discussion Tuesday, after months of deliberation.Next year, the city’s total budget will decline...
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Could Los Angeles design its way to water independence? 23.11.2015 High Country News Most Recent
A pair of architects are reinvisioning the city's relationship with water, starting with storm runoff.
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Louisiana picks Democrat as next governor, rejecting Vitter 22.11.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Democrat John Bel Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David Vitter, and handing the Democrats their first statewide victory since 2008.
Herald scolded voters for disagreeing 9.11.2015 Durango Herald
The editorial on “Election 2015” (Herald, Nov. 5) said the voters approved the sewer bond issue because of “the city’s scare tactics” or “indifference to the plant’s location.” But there is another possibility – the voters studied the issue and simply decided that the no-vote...
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Durango’s sewer rate to increase by 25 percent 3.11.2015 Durango Herald
Durango City Councilors approved the appropriations for the $70 million operating budget and $21-plus million capital budget as well as a 25 percent sewer rate increase, as expected.The increase is the result of adjustments needed after 20 years of no rate increases. If the approval does not pass, the ordinance would allow for a further...
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LA Aqueduct flows after dam built for drought is dismantled 29.10.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
OLANCHA, Calif. (AP) — Water in the aqueduct that helped fuel Los Angeles' growth was flowing toward the city Wednesday for the first time in six months after workers removed an earthen and concrete dam that had diverted runoff to the parched Owens Valley.
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What's at stake in world elections 26.10.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Elections were being held in nine countries around the world on Sunday. Here's a look at what's at stake in each.
Harvest, process waste into energy 22.10.2015 Durango Herald
Like oil, waste needs to be harvested then processed into a usable form. Unlike oil, waste can be harvested in our homes and processed into a usable energy form at profit, not cost.I would not argue that Durango must move forward to renovate or move the sewer plant, I would argue to immediately embrace and initiate a door-to-door...
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Denver council approves $140M management contract for RiNo projects 20.10.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
A $140 million management contract for major storm sewer and street projects in Denver's River North neighborhood won approval Monday from the City ...
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