Jim Harvey's soon-to-be-finished feature documentary, The Great Divide, aims to tell the tangled story of water in Colorado -- a subject as vast as the state and the eight states that Colorado supplies water to. He's looking at the acequias (ditch irrigation systems) in the San Luis Valley, the expo ... More >>
Denver blog posts love eating between meals. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares a comment by a reader weighing in on the interactions of Ballpark neighborhood residents and the homeless. The Grazing Mind's Sarah Lovejoy on a partnership to help restore the Colorado River basin. Den ... More >>
Denver blog posts are open for anything. At our Cafe Society blog, Jonathan Shikes reports about the closing next week of Old Chicago's iconic Market Street restaurant -- and the chance of a rebirth in the neighborhood down the line. Denver Egotist shares a "street view" of the Colorado River. Th ... More >>
Denver blog posts aren't resigning anytime soon. Colorado Independent's Mike Littwin reacts to the most haunting question about gun violence he's ever heard a President pose. Coyote Gulch on reports that Las Vegas will begin taking less water from the Colorado River. Denver Egotist: 3 Photographe ... More >>
Denver blog posts take sides. Colorado Pols sees Nancy Pelosi's visit to Colorado tomorrow as evidence that the Congressional race between Andrew Romanoff and Mike Coffman is already on the national radar. Coyote Gulch: Alarms sound on the shrinking Colorado River. Denver Urbanism's Ryan Mulligan ... More >>
Denver blog posts hate to hate. South Stands Denver's Colin Daniels notes that the Raiders finish 32nd out of 32 teams when it comes to franchise value. Coyote Gulch on the history-making dry years afflicting the Colorado River. Denver Egotist offers some adorable pooch photos. Good dogs!
Whole Foods has partnered with theNature Conservancy in a campaign to preserve the Colorado River. Five percent of net sales at each market today will go towards the preservation program. See also: - The sh*t-show that's the parking lot at Whole Foods (video) - The 104-pound swordfish at Whole Food ... More >>
A Breckenridge resident and self-described "river-rat," Beth Groundwater is a writer of mystery stories. After retiring from a software engineering position in 1999, Groundwater pursued her lifelong interest in writing and mysteries and set to work on her craft, eventually seeing her short stories p ... More >>
Denver blog posts are up to it. South Stands Denver's Colin Daniels explores the possibility that the Avs won't grab Seth Jones with the overall number one pick, despite lotsa "Sucking for Seth" speculation. Colorado Peak Politics' Dave Diepenbrock offers some poll lessons. Coyote Gulch connects ... More >>
Sure, Colorado is landlocked -- but that doesn't mean you have to spend your summer high and dry in the sweltering, 90-plus degree heat. We don't have an ocean, but there are rivers, reservoirs, pools, water parks and many more places where you can immerse yourself this summer. So dig out that Spee ... More >>
The Colorado River is under attack...from millions of invasive tamarisk bushes. Wildlife and native greens have been choked out and recreational activities have dwindled as the banks of the river are barraged by the black-trunked salt cedars. But people aren't letting these obtrusive bushes take ove ... More >>
When you're battling an institution as powerful as Denver Water, it's best to have the will of the people, or at least a lot of average joes, on your side. Environmental groups trying to protect the Upper Colorado River basin from massive diversion projects that benefit Front Range development seem ... More >>
Prolonged drought and a rising population have put the squeeze on Western Slope water supplies. But Colorado River activists have something to celebrate in their long battle with Front Range development interests -- a hard-won agreement that will help limit the impact of the Windy Gap Firming Projec ... More >>
Denver blog posts are slick even when it doesn't snow. Predominantly Orange's Kim Constantinesco notes that Tim Tebow's peers have voted him the NFL's most overrated player. But I'm sure they meant it in a nice way. Coyote Gulch shares the drought assessment for the Upper Colorado River Basin. Sq ... More >>
To celebrate the Great American Beer Festival, which is in town right now, and the release of its newest beer, End of the World Midnight Wheat, the Shock Top division of Anheuser Busch hired artist Stan Herd to create a massive piece of crop art in Lochbuie, near Denver International Airport. Herd a ... More >>
With rain finally pouring down, it's much easier to think about water conservation than it has been through this long, hot summer. So former Governor Bill Ritter picked a perfect time to host a teleconference for the 90 By 20 Campaign, which is aimed at reducing usage across the Colorado River Basin ... More >>
A trio of filmmakers from Carbondale won three of the four festival awards at the Chamonix Adventure Festival over the weekend in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France: Tyler Stableford won the Jury Prize for Shattered, his portrait of alpinist Steve Hourse (see it in full after the jump); Skip Armstrong and ... More >>
After speaking in Denver today, President Barack Obama will fly to the Western Slope for a campaign event at Grand Junction High School -- my alma mater! And if he looks out his window en route, he just might see the crop design pictured above. Who's responsible for this bit of political horticultur ... More >>
Denver blog posts almost never get called for three-second violations. Denver Stiffs' Nate Timmons introduces us to France's Evan Fournier, the Nugs' first draft pick, and a man who may spend time developing in Europe before playing full-time on an American court. Coyote Gulch: Colorado River trou ... More >>
Last Friday, U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger threw yet another hurdle in the way of energy companies' efforts to begin widespread drilling on Colorado's Roan Plateau. The plan to tap into vast natural gas reserves in one of the state's wildest places has been subject to considerable monkey-wrench ... More >>
Boulder-based filmmaker Hunter Weeks is bringing his new film, Where the Yellowstone Goes, to the Denver FilmCenter tonight at 7 p.m.; the screening will be followed by a Q&A session. Weeks and his crew -- including his wife, Sarah Hall, and Denver-based filmmaker Mike Dion, a frequent collaborator ... More >>
When the Colorado Department of Transportation put the historic Dotsero Bridge "up for adoption" in late April, the agency caught the attention of at least one person in Denver who just happens to be in the market for a cool bridge to span the South Platte River -- the subject of "Water World," this ... More >>
Despite concerns raised by the EPA and alarms sounded in a state report, Colorado officials are moving forward with a plan to divert more water from the Upper Colorado River to the Front Range -- which is why anglers, rafters, tourism interests and others will be rallying in protest on the we ... More >>
In the next few weeks, federal regulators will decide whether the Upper Colorado River needs additional protections in the face of growing demands from thirsty Front Range towns. Which is why hikers, rafters, anglers, and people interested in the economic future of Grand County will be gathering out ... More >>
Colorado filmmakers dominated the 2011 Banff Mountain Film Festival awards over the weekend at the annual competition in Alberta, Canada's Banff National Park, with Carbondale-based director Anson Fogel (Forge Motion Pictures), Basalt-based director Pete McBride (Pete McBride Photography), Gr ... More >>
Colorado-based photographer Pete McBride's film Chasing Water, the companion to his book The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict, won the Adventure Through Activism Award over the weekend at the 2011 Adventure Film Festival in Boulder, one of two $500 cash prizes awarded this year (see t ... More >>
John Elway.Denver blog posts are defined as "Blog posts about Denver." Mile High Report's John Bena thinks that after the Broncos limp through 2011, John Elway will handpick his true successor in next year's draft. Suck for Luck! The Grazing Mind's Jarod Ballentine offers a natural take on ... More >>
Last week, we reported on the mounting criticism of Aaron Million's proposed 550-mile pipeline to deliver water to the Front Range. The opponents' campaign is just beginning, though -- as new billboards take that message to the public and to water officials considering the Flaming Gorge pipel ... More >>
Glenwood Hot Springs.Most lists of the country's cutest, prettiest, drunkest, most livable/affordable/promiscuous places and/or people are, well, about as stupid as they sound. Standard response: "Sez who?" But there's reason to believe that Glenwood Springs earned being singled out as the " ... More >>
Imagine biking up a steep Colorado peak, rafting through the Rapids of the Colorado River and then rappelling down a jagged and imposing cliff. Now imagine doing that blind or without the use of an arm or both of your legs. That's exactly what many of the participants will be doing in this we ... More >>
Last week, we reported on the anticipated demand for costly water diversion projects by 2050 -- and the conservation strategy proposed in Filling the Gap, a timely report from environmental groups. Unfortunately, most Denver residents won't read the report; most of them don't have a clue wher ... More >>
WRAOver the next four decades, millions of new residents along the Front Range are expected to boost water demands more than 50 percent above the currently available supply. But that doesn't mean the state needs a slew of costly water diversion projects that will damage the ecology and econom ... More >>
"Go 'west,' man!"We may never know what inspired the Hasan Family Foundation to shell out $300,000 for a series of remarkably slipshod "Musings on Water" by Scott McInnis. But as I pointed out in the first installment of our probing analysis, the candidate's soggy prose offers clues about t ... More >>
Joong Rhee: No body, but big problem.An unusual announcement moments ago from the Denver District Attorney's Office and the Denver Police Department: A murder charge has been filed even though the body of the victim has yet to be located. Hae C. Park, 64, has been missing since March 27, whe ... More >>
Lori MidsonStaff from Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben'sYesterday afternoon, Denver's best chefs rolled out the culinary red carpet and rubbed tongs with smitten admirers and other do-gooders who showed up in droves at Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation, a charity event that benefits anti-hunge ... More >>
The debate over gas drilling on the Roan Plateau has become one of the most intriguing and critical environmental battles in the West since the days of Two Forks. The recent acceleration of political maneuvering over the issue deserves close scrutiny, since the outcome will tell us a great deal abou ... More >>
A nervous rafter gets up close and personal with the Colorado River.
Swing for the fences in Glenwood Springs
Roan and Groan
Rich in wildlife and natural resources, the Roan Plateau survived the last energy boom. Will this one destroy it?
Winding River Ranch & Equestrian Center
No Name/Grizzly Creek/Bair Ranch
As the South Platte flows out of Colorado, the water wars continue.
As spring melts into summer, water users along the St. Vrain could find themselves up the creek.
Colorado's Ocean Journey is banking on expensive special effects to drive home its conservationist message.
Twenty-eight years after a nuclear bomb rocked Colorado, its shock waves still reverberate on the Western Slope.
The Hopi want one of the largest coal mines in North America to stop using their groundwater. If springs and wells dry up, their ancient culture may disappear.