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Category: Water Quality :: Stormwater Management
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Denver election vendor: ballot due date error "not acceptable" 17.4.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
The inside flap of a ballot return envelope for the May 5 election was printed mistakenly with the date of the potential June 2 run-off election due to a vendor's error, the Denver Elections
Cooling trend dropping streamflows in Yampa River after mild month of March. 9.4.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The Yampa River was still running at 163 percent of median flows Wednesday after dropping from 800 cubic feet per second April 3 to 606 cfs April 8, and it may go even lower before it rises again toward the peak of runoff. Hydrologists working for the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center in Salt Lake City tentatively foresee the Yampa dropping as low as 340 cfs by April 17, but that shouldn’t be taken as a sign that the river has prematurely peaked. Snowpack in the Yampa Basin above Craig and Steamboat Springs is low, and temperatures have been atypically high since March, when the annual spring runoff began, but the Forecast Center still gives the Yampa a 90 percent chance of peaking at 2,000 cfs. Paul Miller, a senior hydrologist at the forecast center, confirmed that Elkhead Creek in Moffat County saw its second highest total March streamflow volume in March. Greg Smith, another senior hydrologist at the forecast center, said this week that annual streamflow peaks, especially on rivers in Colorado, ...
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Chicago voters head to polls for mayor's race 7.4.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago voters head to the polls Tuesday in the city's first mayoral runoff as Rahm Emanuel seeks a second term over Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.
McHenry uniquely qualified for council 26.3.2015 Durango Herald
Without a doubt, both of the incumbents currently running for re-election to Durango City Council, along with the three other members whose seats are not up for election this year, have demonstrated an admirable level of commitment and hard work for what amounts to a token salary. I applaud their dedication.However, I believe that the...
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Secret meetings should be investigated 26.3.2015 Durango Herald
So, what happened to the new Code of Ethics for the Durango city council?It didn’t take long for the two incumbent candidates for City Council to determine that the new code doesn’t apply to them. Secret meetings between councilors Sweetie Marbury and Dick White with the consultant hired to determine where the city sewer...
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McHenry focuses on the bigger issues 25.3.2015 Durango Herald
I took my parents up on their suggestion to attend the Pie and Candidates meeting. Thank you to those who organized the event. It was a very informative evening, and there was a great selection of delicious pies.It was interesting to see all four city council candidates in person and to listen to them answer questions. The questions,...
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Snowmelt is underway above 9,000 feet on Rabbit Ears Pass east of Steamboat 24.3.2015 Steamboat Pilot
A hydrologist working for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Lakewood confirmed March 20 that high elevation snowmelt is contributing to early spring runoff conditions in the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs. “On Rabbit Ears Pass, that may have been occurring since March 15,” Karl Wetlaufer said. “The Yampa was flowing barely above median (for the date) until the 15th,” when average daily temperatures on the pass rose above freezing. Snow has been disappearing from the valley floor at a rapid rate this month, but travelers headed over Rabbit Ears can also see plain signs of an early runoff above 9,000 feet. Ken Brenner, a member of the board of the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District, said he was startled on Friday to see that snowbanks that would normally cover Walton Creek in its headwaters on Rabbit Ears, had opened up and the creek was flowing vigorously. Snowpack measurements — the amount of water stored in the standing snow — are also in rapid decline on the pass. Rabbit Ears has had ...
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Colorado’s river basins short on snow 18.3.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – Snowpack in the mountains and valleys where the Colorado River originates has been shrinking since the beginning of March, a federal water expert said Tuesday.The snow ranged between 89 and 91 percent of the long-term average, depending on which measurement is used.“We dried out relatively significantly...
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2 Republicans headed for runoff in OC State Senate primary 18.3.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach and Assemblyman Don Wagner of Irvine are headed toward a May runoff for a Southern California state Senate seat after initial returns in Tuesday night's special primary election.
Editorial: Let Colorado residents use rooftop runoff 14.3.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
It is hypocritical for the state's water providers to demand citizens conserve water while a state law on the books prohibits people from doing just that in one notable way — collecting
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Montview Blvd. stretch in Aurora to see lane reductions for 6 months starting Wednesday 9.3.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Starting on Wednesday, a stretch on Montview Boulevard in Aurora will be reduced to one lane in each direction for six months during a storm water ...
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Dionne: Chicago's Rahm-Chuy show 8.3.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Rahm Emanuel is proud to tout his work expanding access to pre-kindergarten programs, raising the minimum wage, and making two years of community college available to everybody.
Utility hikes hit home 5.3.2015 Durango Herald
Utility bill sticker shock finally has arrived in Durango.City utility bills sent last week reflected the rate increases for sewer and water service approved by the Durango City Council in December.The average household’s total increase for water and sewer services will be about $22.60 per month in the winter. Sewer...
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Our View: City, Yampa Valley Housing Authority partnership a win 25.2.2015 Steamboat Pilot
It won’t come as a surprise that we view collaboration between government agencies as a common-sense approach to tackling projects when possible. There are cost efficiencies that can be realized in shared projects, which saves taxpayers money and demonstrates good government planning. The city of Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley Housing Authority are collaborating on a sewer and water line project to serve the Fish Creek Mobile Home Park. The collaboration provides economy of scale and shores up existing workforce housing. That’s why we think the recent news that the city of Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley Housing Authority are partnering on a sewer and water line project to serve the Fish Creek Mobile Home Park is a plus for the community. When completed, the project will replace all the water and sewer lines that serve the park’s 67 mobile homes, preserving a neighborhood that provides the community with attainable workforce housing, which is at a premium right now. Combining the city’s ...
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Royal flush: Prince Charles visits London sewage tunnel 18.2.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
LONDON (AP) — It's a long way from Buckingham Palace. Prince Charles is getting down and dirty Wednesday, visiting a sewer tunnel 75 meters (250 feet) under London's east end.
City of Steamboat, housing authority collaborate on water sewer project 17.2.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The city of Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley Housing Authority are advertising for bidders on a water and sewer project in Fish Creek Mobile Home Park that would combine replacement of the city’s sanitary sewer interceptor that happens to run through the park, while accomplishing a much needed replacement of water and sewer lines to park's 67 mobile homes. “Talk about a partnership — the city has been terrific,” Housing Authority Board Chairwoman Kathi Meyer said Monday. “The city’s departments that do the bid work and public works have been very helpful in putting this together.” Combining the city’s sewer interceptor project with water and sewer line replacement for the homes in the mobile home park, which is owned and managed by the Housing Authority, represents an economy of scale, Meyer said. It will allow the successful bidder to stage the job site once for both jobs and avoid incurring the extra expense of disrupting homeowners’ driveways and retaining walls twice. Replacement of the city ...
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Judge rules in favor of Adams County in stormwater fee case 13.2.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
A judge in Adams County ruled Monday in favor of the county in a lawsuit filed by residents who opposed the stormwater utility fee that was approved by the county commissioners in 2012.
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Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching 29.1.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
HONOLULU (AP) — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival. So when the stress of warmer-than-average ocean temperatures prompted many of Hawaii's corals to expel algae last year — a phenomenon called bleaching because coral lose their color when they do this — many were worried they might die.
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Judge to rule on Adams County stormwater fee 26.1.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
A judge on Friday began deliberating a lawsuit filed by an Adams County group that claims a local stormwater fee is actually a tax and asks the court to strike it down.
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Routt County is in the midst of revisiting the 1999 Stagecoach Community Plan 14.1.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Unincorporated Stagecoach in South Routt County has grown from 250 dwelling units to 475 since 1999 when its community plan was created, but several of the issues that frustrate residents and absentee owners of the sprawling neighborhood that comprises 31 subdivisions are familiar. Now Routt County is taking a stab at updating the 20-year plan to make certain it fits the evolving community that has just 530 full-time residents and many more absentee owners. Of the 1,938 platted lots in greater Stagecoach, 1,688 are vacant. Many lots at Stagecoach, particularly unbuilt lots in subdivisions at the southern end of the area about 17 miles south of Steamboat Springs, lack water and sewer infrastructure, but mostly sewer. And Denver resident John Troka, who is president of the Stagecoach Property Owners Association, told the Routt County commissioners Tuesday his members are eager for better service. “Water and sewer are the biggest issue our owners face,” Troka said. The availability of wastewater treatment ...
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