A Look at the West: Does optimism have a place in the West’s water politics?

RBC I When John Fleck began covering water (among other things) in 1995 for New Mexico’s Albuquerque Journal, he assumed he’d be writing stories about dried out wells and cracked mud. After all, as a Los Angeles native who grew up in a suburb that had replaced an irrigated citrus orchard, he’d grown up reading […]

Town board increases water rates for Meeker

MEEKER I The Meeker Town Board raised water rates Tuesday night at a level slightly higher than had initially been proposed.

Comments sought on Yampa-White water plan

RBC I Diverse water interests across Colorado are currently working to develop a draft Colorado Water Plan that seeks to balance future agricultural, municipal, recreational and environmental water needs. The Colorado Water Plan is your plan and your input is needed to make certain the plan reflects your interests, values, and vision for Colorado’s future.

Broken water lines bring Rangely restrictions; normal wear was cause

RANGELY I A 16-inch raw water line and 12-inch potable water line burst within hours of each other in unrelated incidents last week, causing large-scale water restrictions in Rangely on July 15 and 16.

Meeker likely to vote again on fluoridated water treatment

MEEKER I Town of Meeker water operations supervisor Tobey Willey recently informed the Meeker Board of Trustees that the town’s fluoride monitoring equipment is currently not working and therefore fluoride cannot be added to the water system.

Water and location key to contructing future reservoir in county

RBC I Phase 1 of the White River Storage Feasibility Study, released in mid-May, points to the development of a new water storage reservoir within the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District (RBWCD) within the next 10 to 12 years.

Water service late fee effective now

MEEKER | Effective immediately the Town of Meeker late charge fee for water service has increased from $1 to $5, approved by the Town of Meeker Board of Trustees.

Free water education webinar series starts July 27

RBC I Colorado’s unique situation as a headwaters state provides the backdrop for diverse issues and concerns related to a most precious resources: water. Rural landowners in Colorado can benefit from understanding how water resources are utilized. A four-part online series will highlight water conservation practices that won’t compromise crop production or livestock health.

Water storage hearing Feb. 7

RBC I Following a request from Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO), the House Natural Resources Water and Power Subcommittee announced there will be a hearing to examine issues surrounding water storage in the West.

New study reduces water use needed for oil shale

GLENWOOD SPRINGS I A new study has drastically reduced projections of water needs for oil shale development.

Agencies, energy companies track western Colo. water quality

CRAIG (AP) — A western Colorado water district has received a state grant to work with energy companies and local governments to track water quality and quantity in the south Piceance Basin as the area’s natural gas boom continues. The West Divide Water Conservancy District has received $300,000 from levies on mineral production to help […]