Water

In the Southwest, a sustainable breed of cattle

With the recent drought in the West, ranchers might be forced to find more sustainable options. And some researchers are looking to a breed of cattle from the past to find the answers. Jon and...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Algae bloom blossoms in Animas River south of Durango

A stretch of the Animas River south of Durango has turned fluorescent green from an algae bloom. The growth is most pronounced downstream of the South Durango Sanitation District treatment plant,...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Activists: Decommission Glen Canyon Dam and save water

In 1963, Glen Canyon was pronounced dead. Glen Canyon Dam had submerged its fabled grottoes, ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings and slickrock chutes beneath the stagnant water of Lake Powell, and...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stewards of the Land Water is life, so treat the life it contains

“I was water brought to lifted leaves of daffodils and day lilies Drank into the grace of trees - the aspens like the willows weep.” – from “Drop” by Elephant Revival To say “water is life” is...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

2017 becomes a year to remember on the Dolores River

Above-average snowpack last winter triggered a rarely seen extended whitewater release on the Dolores River below McPhee Dam that lasted 85 days. An estimated 24,000 boaters flocked to the 200...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

River Protection Workgroup disbands over disagreements

After more than a decade, the River Protection Workgroup, tasked with drafting a regionwide approach to land and river management in Southwest Colorado, has disbanded because members could not...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews survey fish on lower Dolores River, discard bass

State and federal fish biologists have surveyed the lower Dolores River to gauge native fish populations. Crews from the Bureau of Land Management and Colorado Parks and Wildlife took advantage of...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bloomfield plans drilling to find second source for water

The Associated Press BLOOMFIELD, N.M. — Bloomfield plans to drill four test drills as it seeks a secondary water source for the northwestern New Mexico city. Public Works Director Jason Thomas says...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Career manager of Bureau of Reclamation retires

Throughout the storied life cycle of McPhee Reservoir, the stoic presence of Vern Harrell of the Bureau of Reclamation has been there, watching over the lifeblood of the Southwest Colorado...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores teacher chosen to serve on state education cabinet

A Dolores art teacher is one of 20 educators chosen from across the state to serve on the Colorado Department of Education’s new Commissioner’s Teacher Cabinet. Kevin Vaughn, who has worked for...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River gets a D- by Conservation Colorado

In a river report card released Thursday, Conservation Colorado gave the Dolores River a D-minus based on low flows below McPhee Dam.The environmental group says improved dam management is needed...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drinking water is at risk under new EPA proposals

DENVER – The American public will have 30 days to comment on the Trump administration’s plan to repeal and replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule, once it’s published in the Federal Register. Jan...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News