Water supply

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Leaking water main causes outage near Powerhouse Science Center

Water was shut off to government buildings and the museum near the intersection of 12th Street and Camino del Rio Thursday while crews repaired a leaking water main. Crews started repairs...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Water experts prepare for Colorado’s population boom

WASHINGTON, D.C. – If population projections for Colorado and the region are on target, water supplies could be a critical issue by mid-century, experts say. La Plata County’s population is...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Glacier Club maintenance briefly impacts water supply

The Glacier Club is not facing a water crisis, despite some rumors to the contrary. The club asked members to conserve water earlier this week, as it switched the source of its main water supply....

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Water protection bill aims to put court ruling into law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, is pushing for a bill that would prevent federal agencies from taking ski resorts’ water rights. The Colorado representative and Sen. John...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lawmakers seek to ease process for leasing water rights

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers are trying to streamline the process water rights owner go through to enter into short-term leases with municipalities. To estimate how much water they are entitled to,...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Water conference explores financial solutions

Colorado water managers said Friday that a growing population and shrinking oil and gas revenues will leave the state with a water shortage and too little money to prevent it. The state’s 5.3...

DATE: April 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Measure would encourage water efficiency in new construction

DENVER – Lawmakers are eyeing ways to improve water conservation by encouraging higher standards for new construction. House Bill 1273, which would require the inclusion of measures to conserve...

DATE: April 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Lemon Dam project expected to finish by end of April

Long overdue work on Lemon Dam is set to finish by the end of April, according to a spokeswoman with the Bureau of Reclamation. Justyn Liff, public affairs specialist for the Bureau’s office in...

DATE: April 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Clean Water Durango to hold film screening

Clean Water Durango will host a screening of “Our Daily Dose,” a documentary about water fluoridation and health risks associated with fluoride, from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Durango Community...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photo: Getting out the vote

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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The fluoridation debate: Water worriers go with the flow on chlorine

The people wanting Durango to get rid of fluoride seem deeply concerned about chemicals added to our drinking water. If they are so worried, why don’t they eliminate chlorine, which is also a toxic...

DATE: March 19, 2017 | COLUMN: Action Line

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Fluoridation opponent calls it ‘mass medication’

Jim Forleo is a local chiropractor who has been one of the most vocal opponents of the fluoride added to Durango’s drinking water system. He said the argument boils down to three major points:...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News