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Colorado Fly Fisherman and Importance of Healthy Rivers

Jack Bombardier, owner and operator of Confluence Casting, LLC, is on the river every day. He knows the importance of a Colorado Water Plan that protects the flow of the river and focuses on conservation: Post by Water For Colorado. Want to learn more and have your voice heard as...

Water Board’s Eklund: ‘Recreation in Colorado is Incredibly Important’

In a television interview last week, Colorado Water Board boss James Eklund emphasized how important recreation is to Colorado. His comments came following a press conference during which local business owners discussed the importance of healthy rivers and conservation. Eklund...

Recreation Economy and Our Rivers Brings Colorado $9 Billion

Molly Mugglestone, co-director of Protect the Flows talks about Colorado’s $9 billion river economy at a press event surrounding the Colorado’s Water Plan last week in Glenwood Springs. She shared that an economic study showed $6.4 billion are spent on direct river...

Can State Water Plan Sustain Colorado Recreation Economy?

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — Businesses in Colorado, including boaters, rafters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts, were in Glenwood Springs this week to highlight the economic value of Colorado’s rivers and to ensure river flows are protected from new large trans-mountain water...

Charlie Preston-Townsend: Planning the Future of Yampa River

(This post originally appeared in the Steamboat Pilot) The Friends of the Yampa is a volunteer-run nonprofit based in Steamboat Springs and dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the recreational and environmental integrity of the Yampa River and its tributaries through...

Connecting the Drops: KRCC’s Interview With James Eklund

It’s been over a year since Governor Hickenlooper issued an executive order calling for the creation of a state water plan.  It won’t be a legal document, but the plan is expected to make recommendations that will guide future water planning and funding decisions.  The process is...

Gov. Hickenlooper and the State Water Board Need to Raise All Boats

Western Resource Advocates and Conservation Colorado water experts offered preliminary responses to this week’s release of eight draft Basin Implementation Plans – local level plans in each major river basin across Colorado addressing future water supply and river health....

New Water Documentary is Getting Folks Talking

Colorado is packed full of water enthusiasts. From adrenaline craving boaters, to solitude loving anglers and folks who simply enjoy a day spent by the river, we live in a community that values getting outside and on the water. These past couple of months I have learned something...

Colorado Water Plan Comments: All The Cool Kids are Doing It!

We are sharing this poignant blog post by American River’s Sinjin Eberle: What do Peyton Manning, Goldie Hawn, and Neil Young all have in common? If they live in Colorado, they might be commenting on the Colorado Water Plan. What about Todd Helton, Jon Krakauer, or South...

A Photographic Look Highlighting the Importance of Colorado’s Water Plan

Basalt resident and Outside Magazine photographer Pete McBride talks about his trip down the Colorado River, and the importance of the Colorado’s Water Plan in a Colorado Public radio interview this week. McBride took a rare journey down the Colorado River this spring. For...