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 >>
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 >>
Real-estate investor Aaron Million's modest proposal to build a 550-mile pipeline to move water from southwest Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range has lots of critics. But a major challenge facing opponents is how to get city types to understand what's at stake, including the spectacular scenery and r ... 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 >>
Photo by Corey KruitboschAll the snow that fell across the Front Range Friday had fishing enthusiasts thinking about just what will happen when all that white stuff melts -- pouring water into this state's streams, rivers and lakes.
To get a taste of the country's liquid assets, they should ... More >>
I fly fish. I've only been going for about three summers, I'm self-taught, I've caught exactly two fish and I don't know how to tie my own flies. For those of you who have no clue what that means, it means I'm an amateur. And that probably I suck. But I have learned that anglers are weird. The type ... 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 >>
American Craft Beer Week is over, but that doesn't mean all the food-and-drink fun has left the building: Between the annual Blues, Brews and BBQ festival at Beaver Creek Resort and dozens of events closer to home, there's plenty to fill your calendar. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Head for the hills: Devil's Thumb Ranch, 3530 County Road 83 in Tabernash, will present a Steamworks' Beer Dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. It's a benefit for Trout Unlimited and the endangered Fraser River and $35. Reservations are required; call 800-933-4339 or visit www.devilsthumbranch.com.
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Whether you're more excited about getting your grub on circa April 20 -- the worldwide official day celebrating all things cannabinoid -- or April 22, Earth Day, there are plenty of food-related events taking place around town. Here's what's on the menu:
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 >>
All systems go, but which way? Out the door?It was fairly predictable that Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar would emerge as the whipping-boy of conservative pundits over the Deepwater Horizon spill.
What better symbol of the alleged impotence of the Obama administration than a cowboy-ha ... More >>