Colorado Watershed http://kvnf.org en Connecting The Drops: Water And Power http://kvnf.org/post/connecting-drops-water-and-power <p>It takes water to produce electricity, but <em>how much</em> water varies a lot depending on the fuel source and the power generating technology.</p><p>In Colorado, around half a percent of our total water usage is used to generate electricity.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s a small percentage, says Stacy </span>Tellinghusen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, water policy analyst for <a href="http://westernresourceadvocates.org/">Western Resource Advocates,</a> a non-profit conservation group, but adds that it’s not inconsequential.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:29:00 +0000 Connecting the Drops & Sam Fuqua 21542 at http://kvnf.org Connecting The Drops: Water And Power KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-wednesday-january-8-2014 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Avalanche Near Vail Kills One, Injures Three</strong></li><li><strong>Snowpack Levels Off to Better Start than Last Year</strong></li><li><strong>New Medical Marijuana Licenses on hold in Pitkin County</strong></li><li><strong>Oil &amp; Gas Groups Say New Rules will be costly</strong></li><li><strong>Telluride Foundation Awards Millions in Grants</strong> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:08:32 +0000 Travis Bubenik 20744 at http://kvnf.org Local Motion: Carol Parker with the Valley Food Partnership http://kvnf.org/post/local-motion-carol-parker-valley-food-partnership <p></p><p>The 2nd Annual <a href="http://www.foodfarmforum.org/">Western Slope Colorado Food &amp; Farm Forum</a> is coming up on Saturday, January 11th at the Montrose Pavilion. The conference brings together farmers, ranchers and others in the ag industry for conversations about sustainability, food production and marketing.&nbsp;</p><p>For some details about the conference and this year's main theme of "Making Every Drop Count," we spoke to Carol Parker, President of the <a href="http://valleyfoodpartnership.org/">Valley Food Partnership</a> based in Montrose.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:53:04 +0000 Travis Bubenik 20522 at http://kvnf.org Local Motion: Carol Parker with the Valley Food Partnership Connecting the Drops: Statewide Call-In Show on the Colorado River http://kvnf.org/post/connecting-drops-statewide-call-show-colorado-river <p></p><p>On September 15th, KVNF&nbsp;presented a statewide call-in show on the Colorado River, looking at water issues and the future of the Colorado River.&nbsp;</p><p>The program is a part of the year-long collaborative reporting series Connecting the Drops, and is<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;hosted by </span>KDNK<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Carbondale, </span>KRCC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Colorado Springs and </span>KGNU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Boulder.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:10:45 +0000 Travis Bubenik 19494 at http://kvnf.org Connecting the Drops: Statewide Call-In Show on the Colorado River Connecting the Drops: Hydropower on the Colorado River http://kvnf.org/post/connecting-drops-hydropower-colorado-river <p></p><p>A complex series of agreements govern the distribution of water throughout the state.&nbsp; Along the Colorado River, farms, cities &amp; towns, and the recreation industry are all big players.&nbsp; But everyone takes a backseat to a tiny hydroelectric plant that’s over one hundred years old. &nbsp;It’s the <a href="http://www.xcelenergy.com/About_Us/Our_Company/Power_Generation/Shoshone_Generating_Station">Shoshone Generating Station,</a> and it plays a critical role on the Upper Colorado.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:18:05 +0000 Maeve Conran 19493 at http://kvnf.org Connecting the Drops: Hydropower on the Colorado River KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, December 6, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-friday-december-6-2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li>US Forest Service Unveils Plan for Forest Recovery</li><li>More Snow Possible for Western Colorado</li><li>Connecting the Drops - Hydropower on the Colorado River</li><li>Coloradans Enrolling in New Health Exchange in Higher Numbers Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:03:01 +0000 Travis Bubenik 19482 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Could December Storm Give Clues to the Rest of the Season? http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-could-december-storm-give-clues-rest-season-0 <p>A winter storm has hit western Colorado, with the National Weather Service saying several feet of snow are possible in some areas of the central mountains.</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:10:18 +0000 Travis Bubenik 19403 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Could December Storm Give Clues to the Rest of the Season? The Mighty Colorado Statewide Call-In Show This Sunday http://kvnf.org/post/mighty-colorado-statewide-call-show-sunday <p></p><p></p><p>On <strong>Sunday, September 15,</strong> KVNF will broadcast a <strong>live statewide call-in show</strong> focusing on the Colorado River.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:09:01 +0000 Travis Bubenik 15910 at http://kvnf.org The Mighty Colorado Statewide Call-In Show This Sunday Gunnison Basin Roundtable Tasked with Debating State Water Plan http://kvnf.org/post/gunnison-basin-roundtable-tasked-debating-state-water-plan <p></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:31:06 +0000 Marty Durlin 15583 at http://kvnf.org Gunnison Basin Roundtable Tasked with Debating State Water Plan iSeeChange: The West is Getting Dustier http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-west-getting-dustier <p></p><p>In late July, a massive dust storm in the Saharan Desert of Africa <a href="http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/massive-african-dust-storm-cooling-atlantic-hurricane-odds-for-early-a">moved across the Atlantic,</a> making for an interesting start to the hurricane season, or you could say a boring one.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:28:22 +0000 Travis Bubenik 15531 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: The West is Getting Dustier