With mountain snowpack well above average and area reservoirs still full from last year’s flooding, it could be a banner year for water in Colorado. But just because there’s plenty of water to go around, it doesn’t mean water users will get all they want.
Boulder officials have taken a significant step toward bringing the electric grid under city management. City officials sent a notice of intent to current operator Xcel Energy announcing plans to acquire parts of the electric infrastructure. The letter kicks off discussions on cost for the city — but there are limits.
The city of Boulder and Xcel Energy have been battling over the possible municipalization of the city’s utility. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood to discuss how the issue is dividing Boulder’s business community.