Connecting the Drops 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 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 KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, October 18, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-friday-october-18-2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li>Heather Jensen Will Stand Trial in Grand Junction</li><li>Water Conflicts Escalating between Agriculture and Growing Colorado Cities</li><li>Aspen Medical Marijuana Dispensary Gears Up for Retail Sales</li><li>Colorado Oil and Gas Association Donates Over $604,000 to Pro-Fracking Campaigns</li><li>KVNF Sports Report Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:58:43 +0000 Travis Bubenik 17410 at http://kvnf.org Connecting the Drops: "Buy and Dry" http://kvnf.org/post/connecting-drops-buy-and-dry <p>Water has always been a source of conflict in the arid West, but in recent years the conflict between agriculture and growing cities has escalated as both entities compete for this limited resource.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:15:00 +0000 Connecting the Drops & Maeve Conran 17365 at http://kvnf.org Connecting the Drops: "Buy and Dry" 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 Connecting the Drops: Rethinking Reservoirs http://kvnf.org/post/connecting-drops-rethinking-reservoirs <p>All around Colorado new collaborations are emerging around water storage and water use.&nbsp; Partnerships with reservoirs are turning out to be key in terms of environmental stewardship, river protection, and healthy communities that rely on water.&nbsp; As part of the year long series <a href="http://www.cfwe.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=category&amp;layout=blog&amp;id=281&amp;Itemid=348">Connecting the Drops,</a> KGNUs Maeve Conran looks at some of these collaborations that have produced tangible results.</p><p></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:23:15 +0000 Connecting the Drops & Maeve Conran 14959 at http://kvnf.org Connecting the Drops: Rethinking Reservoirs Connecting the Drops: Water Shortages in the San Luis Valley http://kvnf.org/post/connecting-drops-water-shortages-san-luis-valley <p>In early July, Colorado designated 14 counties "primary natural disaster areas" due to agricultural losses caused by the recent and ongoing drought. &nbsp;Several of those counties are in the San Luis Valley in south central Colorado. &nbsp;Farmers there are now eligible for low interest emergency loans, but as KGNU’s Maeve Conran reports, that may not be enough for this agricultural hub, which is facing a long term water crisis that could permanently affect the entire valley. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:40:36 +0000 Connecting the Drops 13661 at http://kvnf.org Connecting the Drops: Water Shortages in the San Luis Valley