Annette Choszczyk lives in rural western Colorado these days, but when she was a kid, the Highline Canal in Denver…
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It’s not always easy living in the rural West, with customs so entrenched that everybody takes them for granted. What…
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In 1991, when Lee Bradley started farming near Paonia in the North Fork Valley of Colorado, he was hired to…
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“Delta County has a long history of turning away stuff that ends up in Montrose County,” says Delta County Commissioner Don Suppes.
May 26, 2021 – Byron Kominek, owner of Jack’s Solar Garden, tills the soil at the farm in Longmont, Colo. Jack’s Solar Garden is a 1.2-MW, five-acre community solar farm and is the largest agrivoltaic research project in the U.S. The solar project was designed and built by Namasté Solar. (Photo by Werner Slocum / NREL)More
Some environmental groups and water honchos have sponsored a “Rewilding of Glen Canyon” contest, with the winner getting $4,000 “and…More
The Marshall Fire that demolished more than 1,000 homes along the front range of Colorado two weeks ago was not…
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If Jim Howell, a fourth-generation rancher in Western Colorado, has a guru, he’s Allan Savory, the champion of intensive cattle…More
If you’re one of those people who composts everything you can think of because you want to build up your…
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During his 50 years in rural western Colorado, Jamie Jacobson has seen a lot of flooding. While caretaking a farm…More
It sprouted again during a fall hike in 2019. Betsy, Steve Mandell, his wife, Terri, and I, agreed that Writers on the Range deserved to live again.
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“The two small counties, including the indigenous community of the Southern Ute Nation, were ready when 4,000 of those doses—10% of the state’s total—arrived.”
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“..a visitor to the town notices abandoned cars parked willy-nilly and piles of junk that look as old as the town itself. “
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Once you pay for fallowed fields, you’ll end up with landowners who are investors first, like Water Asset Management.
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“Just talking about demand management has already attracted deep-pocketed investors..”
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For the West this summer, the news about water was grim. In some parts of California, it didn’t rain for…
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“Without water, you’ve got nothing around here.”
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Brezonick knows that the huge furnaces that burn coal are closing fast. “I don’t think coal will recover and society has turned against it,”
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This is a place that knows the pain of an industry cutting back.
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