Water supply

Cortez City Council mulls charging snowbirds for water, trash

In a workshop, the Cortez City Council discussed the possibility of changing the city policy on water and trash fees for residents who don’t live there in the winter. Public Works Director Phil...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango West II residents on day three of water outage

Some residents in Durango West II subdivision are on day three of having no water as the result of a water main break that occurred Sunday. According to the district’s website, a water main break...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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