Water supply

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

Photo: Getting out the vote

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

Fluoridation supporter says it is safe, effective

Molly Pereira is the associate executive director of operations for the Colorado Dental Association and is a proponent of adding fluoride to community water systems to benefit the oral hygiene of...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students get ‘a-ha’ moment learning how watersheds work

Escalante Middle School sixth-graders strapped on snowshoes Wednesday and hiked out from Haviland Lake to learn firsthand the workings of the Animas River watershed. “We want to help the students...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Planning Commission clears sewage plant plan

Upgrades to the city’s sewage-treatment plant were unanimously approved by the Durango Planning Commission on Tuesday night. “I think the design of this is awesome. I hope this sets the standard...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fluoridation debated before city councilors

Residents crowded Durango City Hall to present opposing arguments on fluoride in drinking water Monday. Those opposed to fluoridation asked for the right to choose it, those in favor of it argued...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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