Tipton asks USDA to back off Colorado water rights, again, ahead of ski season

Author: Marianne Goodland - October 26, 2017 - Updated: October 26, 2017

Just as Colorado's ski areas are getting ready for the winter season, one of Colorado's Congressional representatives wants to make sure the ability of ski areas to use their water rights doesn't come under attack.

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Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland is the chief legislative reporter for Colorado Politics. She's covered the Colorado General Assembly for 20 years, starting off in 1998 with the Silver & Gold Record, the editorially-independent newspaper at CU that was shuttered in 2009. She also writes for six rural newspapers in northeastern Colorado. Marianne specializes in rural issues, agriculture, water and, during election season, campaign finance. In her free time (ha!) she lives in Lakewood with her husband, Jeff; a cantankerous Shih-Tzu named Sophie; and Gunther the cat. She is also an award-winning professional harpist.