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It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

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User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Water Quality :: Water Treatment
Last updated: Nov 23 2020 21:43 IST RSS 2.0
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New incline trail with 132 steps opening for adventurous hikers this Thanksgiving 23.11.2020 Denver Post: Outdoors
Not much is opening these days. But on Thanksgiving Day, the Rueter-Hess Incline Challenge will debut in the midst of this historic pandemic, offering up 132 steps of huff and puff exertion.
Booming Front Range cities take first steps to build $500 million dam, reservoir near Holy Cross Wilderness 6.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Aurora and Colorado Springs are planning to flood these wetland fens and replace natural storage with a man-made system: a $500 million dam and a reservoir that may require changing wilderness boundaries.
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Broncos announce limited-seating plan to season-ticket holders 15.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
In a letter sent to Broncos' season-ticket holders this morning, the team announced their plan for fans in a reduced capacity situation and the safety measures that will need to be followed.
Westminster to raise water and sewer rates for next two years 29.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Westminster residents will notice up to a 12% increase in their water and sewer bills in 2021.
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Arvada has stopped adding fluoride to drinking water until mid-summer 12.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
Arvada announced Monday that it will not be able to add supplemental fluoride to its municipal water supply until summer because of a leaky storage tank.
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Algae growth from late-summer high temperatures causing odor in Lafayette water 6.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Due to a wet spring and early summer, followed by a string of 90 degree days at the end of summer, algae blooms have formed in the creeks, ditches and reservoirs containing the Lafayette's water supply and are affecting the water's taste and smell, according to the city.
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The Mormon Church supplied tainted water to its members for years 2.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Utah regulators turned a blind eye to faulty water systems at a girls’ summer camp, trusting the LDS Church would eventually fix the problem.
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The small Colorado town of Walden, in oil and gas country, has a new solar array. And it floats. 1.9.2019 Denver Post: Business
The town of Walden is a solar-energy innovator. It's the only Colorado community with a floating solar array and one of just a handful nationally.
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Scientists discover it’s “raining plastic” from metro Denver to high in Rocky Mountain National Park 16.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Scientists testing rainwater around metro Denver and high in the Front Range mountains found microscopic bits of colored plastic in more than 90% of their samples -- adding to growing evidence that plastics have contaminated the planet far more deeply than people can see.
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Denver Water proposing $500 million solution to lead pipes 1.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
Denver Water will propose the removal of lead service pipes from homes across the metro area, an action rarely seen in the United States that could cost roughly $500 million and take 15 years.
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Guest Commentary: The value of nature and the nature of value 22.5.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
The notable and bold Colorado oil and gas reform underway is a game changer, shifting Colorado’s focus from energy extraction to public health as the primary concern.  But what remains the same is a system of opposition where there’s always a winner and a loser.  What if we could look at the value of the natural world without pitting economic outcomes against environmental health?
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EPA: No known toxic releases at flooded Superfund sites in the Midwest 29.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Flooding in the Midwest temporarily cut off a Superfund site in Nebraska that stores radioactive waste and explosives, inundated another one storing toxic chemical waste in Missouri, and limited access to others, according to federal regulators.
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Mining companies pollute waterways. Citizens pay. 19.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Nearly 2 billion pounds of toxic waste were dumped into western waterways in 2017, and taxpayers are left to clean up the mess.
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Panjab University Physics PhD scholars to be teaching assistants from new session 1.6.2018 Education – The Indian Express
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Water a focus for growing northern Colorado communities 8.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
Although Windsor owns enough water for all existing customers, town officials know more people are on the way.
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Legislation seeks to prevent environmental harm from new mining in Colorado 21.3.2018 Denver Post: Local
Colorado lawmakers on Tuesday took a step toward preventing future mining disasters while acknowledging that contamination of waterways from old mining sites continues each day.
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Colorado weighs whether to let Cotter hand off long-undone uranium cleanups 1.2.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado officials are weighing whether to let Cotter Corp. operators of a defunct uranium mine  west of Denver -- which has contaminated groundwater and a creek above a drinking water supply reservoir -- transfer ownership and responsibility for cleanup to a newly formed local company.
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Front Range growth boom may tap defunct Colorado mountain gold mines — to get more water for people 19.1.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
The hunt for more water to sustain the Colorado Front Range development boom has driven metro Denver suppliers to try to tap a new source: defunct mountain gold mines.
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Las Vegas hotels bet on technology to attract, dazzle guests 14.1.2018 Denver Post: National News Headlines
It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing a phone call.
Colorado says mine can continue polluting creek above a Denver drinking water reservoir 12.1.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado health officials have granted Climax Molybdenum a third extension of a “temporary” lifting of the state's health limit for molybdenum pollution of a creek, allowing continued elevated discharges above Denver’s drinking water supplies.
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