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‘Water is More Important Than Money,’ say Westerners

Water levels and drought concerns now eclipse economic concerns in Colorado and the West, according to the annual Conservation in the West Poll released recently by Colorado College. While 80% of polled voters are concerned about unemployment, 83% are concerned about drought and...

Western Slope Lawmakers Weigh In On Colorado Water Plan

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — State lawmakers representing Western Slope constituents are viewing a nearly complete Colorado water plan with a mix of hope and fear, according to the Daily Sentinel. Eight of them addressed the Colorado Basin Roundtable Monday, with their thoughts not...

Roundtable Discussion On Colorado’s Water Plan

This week’s Balance of Power: Colorado’s plan for water on 9News takes a look at Colorado’s Water Plan. With population expected to double by mid-century, will the state have enough water to sustain it? Guests include: James Eklund, director of the Colorado...

Denver Businesses Unite On Water Conservation Issues

Denver businesses are doing their part to promote water conservation and river protection as part of Colorado’s Water Plan. “My fellow CEOs and I wanted to learn but we also had a message to send,” said Dave Bacon, founder/CEO of BWBacon. “In planning Colorado’s water...

Community Meetings: Learn About, Comment on Colorado Water Plan

Citizens around Colorado will get a chance to hear about and comment on the state’s first-ever water plan at upcoming free, and open-to-the-public community meetings around the state. The Colorado Water Plan is in its second draft and the public has limited time (only until...

Conservation Groups Call Second Draft of Colorado Water Plan An Improvement

DENVER, July 13, 2015 – Colorado’s leading conservation and recreation organizations, including American Rivers, American Whitewater, Audubon Rockies, Conservation Colorado and Western Resource Advocates pointed to how the second draft of the Colorado Water Plan was improved by...

We’re In This Together – Save The Colorado River

We’re at a critical moment in history. “We’re going to have to work collaboratively with each other. This is not just a state problem. This is a problem affecting all of the basin residents,” said Joe Salazar, Colorado State House of Representatives....
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Whiskey Is For Drinking, Water Is For Fighting

Gov. John Hickenlooper is fond of saying that in Colorado, whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting. The governor is trying to change that context in the state’s first ever Colorado water plan, which is being featured in a series of in-depth articles by reporter Bob...

It’s Fix a Leak Week!

Fix a Leak Week is celebrated in March of each year as a time to remind Americans to check their household fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. The Facts on Leaks: The average household’s leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, or...

9News: Importance of Water for Small Businesses

9News reporter Maya Rodriguez continues her coverage of the Colorado Water Plan and water issues in the state featuring small businesses owners who rely on healthy and flowing rivers: