The high cost of ambulance service in Greeley has city officials looking at options for providing its own service, but that could end up costing Weld County taxpayers. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Jeff Nuttall, publisher of the Northern Colorado Business Report, about some of those options.
Colorado’s Yampa River is one of the last-free flowing rivers in the West and its water has long been eyed by the oil shale industry and by water agencies looking for new sources to tap to feed communities and farms hundreds of miles away. But recently Shell Oil shelved an application to divert water from the Yampa for mining, and a powerful Front Range water utility has put its interest in the Yampa on hold. This has environmentalists looking to seize the moment and drum up support to protect the river.
A newly formed task force studying the feasibility of a proposed water pipeline between the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Wyoming and the Colorado Front Range plans to continue its work, despite loud opposition from some western Colorado water managers and conservation groups.
Colorado Democratic Representative Mark Ferrandino says he’ll reintroduce a bill to create civil unions in the state after New York legalized same sex marriages earlier this month. A similar bill this year died in a House committee on a party-line vote.
Some rafting companies along the Poudre River in Fort Collins say business is down. That’s despite having some of the best water in years.
Mountain Whitewater Descents in North Fort Collins is sending fewer customers up the Poudre Canyon this year for rafting adventures. Owner Brad Modesitt says business has decreased at least 25 percent this year. He says media coverage over high runoff and last week’s downing death has led some customers to believe the river is too dangerous to float.