Open Space

12:58pm

Wed November 19, 2014
Environment

View From Devil’s Backbone Preserved By Larimer Land Buy

In future years, the Devil's Backbone trailhead will be the southern access point of an estimated 14-mile regional trail system. Picture taken June 18, 2009.
Credit Christopher, Tania and Isabelle Luna / Flickr - Creative Commons

Key property just west of a popular hiking trail outside of Loveland will not be developed.

Larimer County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to purchase 6.88 acres directly west of the Devil's Backbone Open Space.

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12:15pm

Sun January 27, 2013
Environment

Douglas County Open Space To See Aquifer Drilling

Map of the Colorado Plateaus Aquifer that covers an area of approximately 110,00 square miles in the Western U.S.
Credit United States Geological Service

The plan to draw drinking water from deep beneath the earth’s surface is based on a traditional premise - that water from far underground is uncontaminated.

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3:31pm

Wed August 1, 2012
Environment

More Drilling for Boulder County Open Space

screencap map of wells, oil and gas development between Boulder and Niwot.
Boulder County bouldercounty.org

Five new oil and gas wells will be drilled on Boulder County Open Space in the next two weeks because the land’s oil and gas rights were already leased out prior to its purchase by Boulder County.

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