Water Conservation

Gavin Dahl

On Tuesday, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet introduced new legislation he’s calling The RESILIENT Act that is designed to dramatically improve how rural communities can secure federal infrastructure funding to develop new projects. 


For Sen. Bennet, this is a signature piece of legislation. 

  • Sports gambling will be on the ballot in next state election
  • Unique water conservation technique used in Southern Colorado
  • Capitol Coverage of final day of legislative session
  • Democrats get many bills passed right at the deadline of session

  • Ride sharing services offering discounts today for voters
  • Western Slope Resources Reporting
  • Ranchers, conservationists have new ideas about saving water
  • Glance at the ballot issues faced by Colorado voters

  • Final installment of water conservation series
  • Denver follows others in recycling sewage, people wary of drinking it
  • Climate change in state can be altered by diet choices

  • Flash floods, mudslides most recent results of 416 Fire outside Durango
  • Residents of Tucson, Arizona take creative approach to water conservation
  • Low-water landscaping in Southwest lessens impact of Colorado River scarcity
  • Oil and gas executive gets new job: public relations at CMU

  • First part of a series on water conservation efforts in West
  • City of Longmont finds unique way to conserve water
  • Update on wildfires; flash flood danger increased in burn areas

  • Passenger rail system on Front Range under consideration
  • H2O Radio reports on end of harvest season, conservation efforts
  • Glance at area high school football scoreboard, playoffs underway
  • 6075 Road in Montrose closed today for culvert replacement

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015


  • Delta road closure opportunity for Chamber of Commerce
  • New law gives tax incentives for new businesses on western slope
  • Federal study finishes report of possibilities for water conservation
  • Man charged with attempted murder in Norwood
  • Area photographer tries to show people behind police uniforms

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, April 9, 2015

Apr 9, 2015


  • Paonia grapples with commercial use of town parks
  • Water Conservation in the West
  • City of Delta Police team up with U.S. Marshals to sweep for wanted men
  • Child Protection Measures
  • Outdoor art displayed in Paonia

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, August 4, 2014

Aug 4, 2014


  • Federal authorities and states contribute to fund to find ways to conserve water
  • Driver Licenses available to illegal immigrants
  • Charges brought against Steve King
  • Today is deadline for ballot initiatives
  • Two men charged with gun crimes and poaching

Joshua M via Flickr (CC-BY)

It takes water to produce electricity, but how much water varies a lot depending on the fuel source and the power generating technology.

In Colorado, around half a percent of our total water usage is used to generate electricity.

It’s a small percentage, says Stacy Tellinghusen, water policy analyst for Western Resource Advocates, a non-profit conservation group, but adds that it’s not inconsequential. 

Jeri Mattics Omernik/Valley Food Partnership

The 2nd Annual Western Slope Colorado Food & Farm Forum is coming up on Saturday, January 11th at the Montrose Pavilion. The conference brings together farmers, ranchers and others in the ag industry for conversations about sustainability, food production and marketing. 

For some details about the conference and this year's main theme of "Making Every Drop Count," we spoke to Carol Parker, President of the Valley Food Partnership based in Montrose.

On September 15th, KVNF presented a statewide call-in show on the Colorado River, looking at water issues and the future of the Colorado River. 

The program is a part of the year-long collaborative reporting series Connecting the Drops, and is hosted by KDNK in Carbondale, KRCC in Colorado Springs and KGNU in Boulder. 

Guests on the program include Taylor Hawes, a Nature Conservancy program director (who testified before a Senate committee on the Colorado River), Jim Pokrandt with the Colorado River District, and a representative from Colorado Springs Utility.