Colorado River http://kvnf.org en Well, I'll Be Un-Dammed: Colorado River (Briefly) Reached The Sea http://kvnf.org/post/well-ill-be-un-dammed-colorado-river-briefly-reached-sea For a few weeks this spring, the Colorado River flowed all the way to the sea for the first time in a half a century. And during that window of opportunity, writer Rowan Jacobsen took the paddleboarding trip of a lifetime.<p>The river starts in the Rocky Mountains, and for more than 1,400 miles, it wends its way south. Along the way it's dammed and diverted dozens of times, to cities and fields all over the American West. Tens of millions of people depend on the river as a water source.<p>By the time the Colorado River reaches the U.S.-Mexico border, only 10 percent of it is left. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:39:02 +0000 NPR Staff 28840 at http://kvnf.org Well, I'll Be Un-Dammed: Colorado River (Briefly) Reached The Sea Big Water Boosts Flows For Whitewater Rafters http://kvnf.org/post/big-water-boosts-flows-whitewater-rafters <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="A surfer rides the Colorado River at the Glenwood Springs Wave Park. Rivers are high due to a big mountain snowpack." data-attribution="Credit Marci Krivonen" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kajx/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201406/photo_%2811%29.JPG" alt="" /><p>This winter’s mega snowpack in the mountains is melting and filling reservoirs and rivers around the state. For whitewater rafting companies the big flows are good for thrills. But, some stretches are river are too full to float. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:47:29 +0000 Marci Krivonen 27376 at http://kvnf.org Big Water Boosts Flows For Whitewater Rafters KVNF Local Newscast Friday, August 29, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-friday-august-29-2013 <ul><li>Grand Junction Night Club Dancers Sue Over Employment Status</li><li>Colorado River Official Says Upper River Basin Not Threatened in the Short-Term</li><li>Money Begins Flowing Into Colorado Recall Races</li><li>Commercial Marijuana Opponents Pack Hall at Paonia Town Council Meeting</li><li>City of Delta Finalizes Ban on Commercial Marijuana</li><li>Labor and Business Communities Support Taxes on Commercial Marijuana</li><li>First West Nile death of 2013 Reported in Colorado</li></ul><ol><li style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 15px; font-family: Calibri; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); back Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:29:14 +0000 Marty Durlin 15215 at http://kvnf.org KVNF Local Newscast Thursday, August 22, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-thursday-august-22-2013 <ul><li>Governors Say Public-Private Partnerships Can Protect Lesser Prairie chicken</li><li>Coloradans Consuming More Energy, Spending Less</li><li>Arch Coal Foundation Announces More Grants for Delta County Teachers</li><li>Victim of Montrose Shooting Cited with False Reporting to Authorities</li><li>Water Officials Say Shortages Could Pose Problems by 2021</li><li>Grand Mesa Parking Lot Gets Upgrade after January Deaths</li><li>Pot Now a Petty Offense in Grand Junction</li><li><p></p></li></ul> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:18:25 +0000 Marty Durlin 14899 at http://kvnf.org KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, July 17, 2013. http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-wednesday-july-17-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Anti-fracking Protestors Gather at Democratic Governors’ Association Meeting in Aspen</li><li>Mark Udall Calls Senate Hearing on Predicted Colorado River Shortages</li><li>State Audit Committee Seeking Answers from Federal Broadband Project</li><li>Director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife Joins Vails Resort Company</li><li>US Fish and Wildlife Gives More Time for Decision on Protecting Birds</li><li>Flour Milling Company to Make its Headquarters in Colorado Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:09:43 +0000 Brian Cambria 13226 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Making Every Drop Count http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-making-every-drop-count <p>The consensus on iSeeChange last week was…it’s hot! Too hot for this time of year. Too hot and too dry. If climate change experts are right, this will only get worse. KVNF’s Marty Durlin spoke to Dave Kanzer, senior water resources engineer for the Colorado River Conservation District, about the effects of a hotter, dryer world.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p><p>The biggest part of Dave Kanzer’s job is to help us conserve water – a job that only gets bigger as the drying effects of climate change are felt across the Colorado River basin.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:15:00 +0000 Marty Durlin 11805 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Making Every Drop Count KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, May 31, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-friday-may-31-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Colorado River Users and Managers Face Shortfalls</li><li>Uranium Lease Comment Period Extended to July 1</li><li>Hotchkiss Council Expresses Doubts about North Fork Alternative Plan</li><li>Denver post reports that Colorado new vehicle registrations up 16 percent in 2013 Fri, 31 May 2013 15:01:35 +0000 Brian Cambria 11080 at http://kvnf.org KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-tuesday-may-28-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>State Supreme Court Rules for State in Lobato Lawsuit</li><li>Western Slope Mines must Clean-Up</li><li>Oxbow Mine Still Dealing with Spontaneous Combustion</li><li>San Diego Meeting To Focus on Colorado River Shortages</li><li>Plans for a Waste-to-Energy Facility in Ilium Valley</li><li>Colorado Moose Increasing as Herds Decline Elsewhere Tue, 28 May 2013 14:43:34 +0000 Brian Cambria 10905 at http://kvnf.org KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, April 18, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-thursday-april-18-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Colorado River ranked the No. 1 most endangered river in the country</li><li>USGS studies detail methane concentrations in water south of Silt</li><li>Environmentalists occasionally have competing agendas, interests</li><li>Freedom Rally in Grand Junction draws Western Slope conservatives</li><li>Aspen board game celebrates emerging marijuana culture in Colorado</li></ul><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:32:28 +0000 Eric Goold 9155 at http://kvnf.org KVNF Newscast: Friday, January 4, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-newscast-friday-january-4-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Governor To Expand Medicaid Coverage</li><li>North Fork Earthquake May Be Mining Related</li><li>Ouray's Wright Opera House Gets New Owners, Director and Soon, New Roof</li><li>Funding Will Help Restore Endangered Colorado Fish</li><li>Western Slope Skies Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:28:47 +0000 Brian Cambria 4845 at http://kvnf.org