Bureau of Reclamation

Pexels - Michael Fischer

  • Governor's order for unvaccinated State workers to get regular testing does not apply to counties
  • The EPA wants to truck toxic tailings through Telluride from valley floor to east valley
  •  BLM  to withdraw huge acreage for the Bureau of Reclamation for 100 years
  • The Redistricting Commission held public hearings on the Western Slope
  • Applications are in for Paonia pot shops

Tamara Chuang / Colorado Sun

  • New Colorado law lets universities award associates degrees to students who accrued 70 college credits
  • Bureau of Reclamation drawing down Blue Mesa Reservoir to help shore up Lake Powell
  • Colorado Sun reporter Tamara Chuang asked readers what constitutes a living wage, and discusses their responses with KGNU's Shannon Young

  

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  • USDA, EPA, FDA launch Restore Colorado to reduce food waste
  • Ela Family Farms starts 'adopt a tree' program, supporters get sapling named after them
  • USBR releases Aspinall Water to assist with low Gunnison River flows 
  • Green jobs rebounding after pandemic plunge
  • Luke Runyon reports on water speculation
  • New research says wildfire smoke may have caused bird die-off last year
  • Delta BOCC awards recycling contract to Double J
  • Colorado officials welcome return of federal work on mitigating climate change impacts

  

Kori Stanton

  • Now 10 cases of West Nile in Delta County
  • North Fork Emergency Medical sets up permanent base in Crawford
  • State allows West Elk Coal Mine to use new road and drill pads
  • CU-Boulder study confirms aerosols spread COVID-19
  • Poll: Many Coloradans don't want COVID vaccine
  • Postal service settles suit by Secretary of State over confusing USPS mailers
  • Kori Stanton speaks with Colorado Farm & Food Alliance at gleaning party in Paonia

  

  • Montrose County Public Health reported 5 new COVID-19 cases since Aug. 10
  • Bureau of Reclamation increasing releases into Gunnison River
  • Poll finds Mitsch Bush, Boebert tied in Third District
  • Trump plans to withdraw Pendley nomination for BLM
  • Should we be naming heat waves?
  • Laura Palmisano reports on record-breaking home sales in Colorado

  • State issues daily press release: 8 confirmed cases of COVID-19, testing continues
  • Largest source of methane to be collected, flared by coal mine
  • Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff scores big electoral win in Democrat caucuses
  • Bureau of Reclamation selecting options to help relieve salty Colorado River
  • Delta High School girls basketball team goes to State for second year in a row

  • Governor Polis will not intervene in Denver public schools strike
  • Arizona, California fail to meet deadline about drought mitigation
  • Colorado River Basin fate could be decided by the Bureau of Reclamation
  • Expect delays: work on avalanche control work slated today in Southwest
  • Federal funds earmarked for repairing 2018 rockslide on Red Mountain Pass

  • BLM holds quarterly oil and gas land lease sale, over 7,000 acres purchased
  • Water managers warned by Bureau of Reclamation: make a mitigation agreement
  • Industrial hemp will be reclassisfied under new Farm Bill
  • Governor-elect Polis to have multiple inauguration parties, some free, some costly
  • Montrose County Sheriffs say goodbye to undersheriff Adam Murdie

  • Bureau of Reclamation continues work on Paonia Dam
  • Dams throughout the west aging, burdened under silt buildup
  • Affidavit from Norwood case opened for public
  • Five individuals face various charges in Norwood deaths

  • Trump cuts EPA budget by 40 percent, Colorado air and water quality will suffer
  • Bureau of Reclamation plans work project at Paonia Dam and Reservoir
  • Maintenance at Paonia Dam to last into November
  • Colorado officials react to Trump sending DACA to Congress
  • Montrose arterial project about halfway done

Endangered Fish Recovery In The Colorado River Basin

Nov 23, 2015
razorback sucker, fish
Laura Palmisano

Some native fish in the Colorado River and its tributaries are struggling to stay afloat.  Invasive species, dams and water diversions all complicate the recovery of endangered fish in those waterways.  One long-standing program ties together federal and state agencies with regional groups to help these cold-blooded creatures make a comeback.

Lake Mead
U.S. Geological Survey

The federal government and municipal water providers in four Western states have reached an agreement to fund Colorado River conservation projects. 

The $11 million deal was announced Thursday. Municipal water providers in Arizona, California, Nevada and Colorado and the Bureau of Reclamation have agreed to fund projects to conserve Colorado River water.

Denver Water CEO Jim Lockhead said Denver is one of the four municipalities participating in the program.

Lockhead said half of Denver’s water supply comes from the Colorado River. 

Largest Morrow Point Dam Spilling In Decades

Jun 9, 2014
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
J. Schwartz

For the first time in thirty years all four gates at the Morrow Point Dam are open. 

NPS To Offer Tours At Blue Mesa Reservoir For First Time

May 29, 2014
Blue Mesa Reservoir, NPS
NPS

    

The National Park Service will not offer Morrow Point boat tours in June this year. 

Park officials said this winter’s generous snowpack in the upper Gunnison Basin means the Bureau of Reclamation will have to send a lot of water downstream this summer. 

Brant Porter, a Curecanti park ranger, said the water management scenario for the Gunnison River from Blue Mesa to Black Canyon is not compatible for boat tours at the reservoir.