Trout Unlimited this week announced Gov. John Hickenlooper will be recognized for his contributions to conservation for state rivers and streams. The 2018 River Stewardship award will be presented to Hickenlooper Thursday, for his actions both as Denver mayor and as Colorado governor. In 2007, according to a statement from Trout Unlimited, the Denver chamber […]
Senate Republican leaders Monday put the kibosh on any efforts to increase severance tax dollars to pay for the state water plan, an idea floated by Gov. John Hickenlooper last week at the Colorado Water Congress. The state water plan carries a price tag estimated at $20 billion or more. While water providers are expected […]
Gov. John Hickenlooper, on another stop on his farewell tour, talked to the water community Thursday that largely backed the development of the Colorado water plan in 2015 and what the future holds for Colorado water. Hickenlooper was initially expected to talk about his water legacy during the Colorado Water Congress luncheon in southeast Denver, […]
The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Wednesday rolled out their first round of endorsements, or not, of legislation introduced in the first full week of the General Assembly. And it’s as notable for what they endorsed, or didn’t endorse, or didn’t address at all. Topping the list, Senate Bill 1, the transportation package backed by […]
Three times during Wednesday's final State of the State address, Gov. John Hickenlooper brought up one of his signature efforts of the past several years: development of a state water plan to guide Colorado during the next 30-plus years.
Cotton is the symbol for the second anniversary: According to one website, cotton is both a symbol of increasing strength and an ability to adapt. That seems an appropriate way to describe Colorado’s water plan, which this week hit its second anniversary. The plan, under the oversight of the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), is […]
“It’s warm, it’s us, it’s serious, we’re sure and we can fix it.” And without a solution, or many solutions, it — climate change — could cause Colorado to lose 20 percent of the water from the Colorado River by 2050 and more than a third of its flow by 2100, according to Brad Udall, […]
Sometime between now and November, a select committee of lawmakers will come up with their own ideas for the direction of Colorado’s 2-year-old water plan. It’s a bit of a change-up from the current role of the Colorado General Assembly, which for the past several years has done little more than write checks to implement […]