water

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Autumn reflections on restoring balance

    By Will Evans

    As the sun crossed the equator this equinox, day and night were approximately of equal length. The water flow in the river is low and slow. Patterns of flowing current around rocks are smaller, quieter and a yellow leaf is swirling in anread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Drought inspires collaboration by water users

    For the third summer in a row, the Colorado Water Trust (CWT) has acquired water from Ruedi Reservoir to support endangered fish near Palisade. The unique agreement aligns environmental organizations, irrigation districts, federal agencies and philanthropists.

    The CWT led a coalition that includes Grand Valley Waterread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Water washes out the BOCC agenda

    By James Steindler

    The Garfield Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) convened for a relatively short hour-and-a-half regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 9. The topic of interest this week: water.

    Carbondale Town Manager Jay Harrington approached the panel for what he said would likely be his last time… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Cool, clear water

    Column by Nicolette Toussaint 

    In the absence of anything like a crystal ball, most of us expect some version of the lives we have experienced so far to continue into the future.

    The town survey I recently filled out is a case-in-point. The survey is intended

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  • Locations: News Published

    Mudslides impact water quality

    On Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27, rain on the Grizzly Creek burn scar caused flash flooding and debris flow. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reported that the slide on Sunday left a debris field approximately 80 feet wide and up to five feet deep.read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Looking back to when water was plentiful

    By Dave Marston

    During his 50 years in rural western Colorado, Jamie Jacobson has seen a lot of flooding. While caretaking a farm in 1974, Jacobson watched three acres of its riverfront float away. More recently, it’s been drought, and then worse drought.

    Jacobson farms on Lamborn Mesa,…

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  • Locations: Opinion Published

    How is a living world story sustained?

    Watershed elders in conversation

    By Will Evans

    Special to The Sopris Sun

    Roger Brown was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1935. He grew up in the town of Swampscott, attended Dartmouth College and moved west shortly after graduation. He has lived in Eagle County,

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    Springtime at the Source

    By Will Evans

    Each morning

    I greet the mountain

    with gratitude

    and am nourished by

    fresh water

    I am

    mostly water,

    as a descendant

    of Source. 

    I grow in an awareness,

    Source and I are One.

    Buried inside my essence

    a fire awakens and

    I see the world through a… read more →