User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Water Quality :: Stormwater Management
Last updated: Feb 25 2015 12:42 IST RSS 2.0
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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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Essebsi narrow favorite to win Tunisian presidency 19.12.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — For the third time in just two months, Tunisian voters will head to the polls this weekend, this time to elect a president in a runoff vote that presents a stark choice between the country's past and its Arab Spring revolution.
The Latest: EPA released final cleanup order for Duwamish River 17.12.2014 High Country News Most Recent
A million cubic yards of toxic sludge will be dredged from Seattle’s only river.
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Ouch: Steep water rate hikes hit some in La Plata County 17.12.2014 Durango Herald
Concerned county residents decried city water rate hikes that will hit them harder than their city neighbors Tuesday at a City Council meeting.County residents will be charged double compared with those living within city limits for water services in January when the new rate hikes kick in.“We’re all part of the...
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Workers find flushed heirloom 29.11.2014 Durango Herald
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – It took sewer workers in southern Oregon a couple of days of looking, but they finally found a 1920 wedding ring a local woman lost in a church toilet.Pat Hanson of Central Point tells the Medford Mail Tribune it was her mother’s ring, and she’s been wearing it for about 25 years.The...
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Bahrain voters cast ballots in runoff election 29.11.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahraini voters returned to the polls Saturday for a runoff election being boycotted by the opposition for the tiny island nation's first new parliament since widespread Arab Spring-inspired protests nearly four years ago.
Evacuation plans in place as flooding looms in Buffalo 24.11.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
First came the big storm, then the big dig. Now the big melt. Residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo should move valuables up from the basement, pack a bag and prepare for the possibility of evacuation.
Dry San Diego to look to sewers as water source 19.11.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Acknowledging California's parched new reality, the city of San Diego has embraced a once-toxic idea: turning sewer water into drinking water.
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Sewer, water rates to rise 19.11.2014 Durango Herald
After no public comment about significant proposed increases in water and sewer rates, Durango city councilors agreed Tuesday to proceed with city ordinances to up the charges.The average household’s total increase for water and sewer services will be about $22.60 per month in the winter – which reflects domestic usage but...
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Scientists study stormwater, deadly to salmon 17.11.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
POULSBO, Wash. (AP) — Just hours into the experiment, the prognosis was grim for salmon that had been submerged in rain runoff collected from one of Seattle's busiest highways.
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Milbank: A "Hail Mary" for Sen. Landrieu 15.11.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
There are many crucial items facing the lame-duck Congress, from Ebola to the Islamic State to funding the federal government.
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Immigration, Keystone top first day of lame duck 13.11.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — A political gambit by an endangered Senate Democrat broke loose long-stalled legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline as the lame-duck Congress returned to a Capitol where results of last week's GOP blowout are still sinking in.
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Black Democrats bemoan decision to run from Obama 13.11.2014 Denver Post: All Political News
ATLANTA (AP) — Some black political leaders think Democratic candidates who distanced themselves from President Barack Obama sapped enthusiasm among African-Americans in states where they anchor the party's base.
House to vote on Keystone, Landrieu seeks action 13.11.2014 Denver Post: All Political News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it a high-stakes political poker game, with the Louisiana Senate seat the big prize.
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