Opposition to Denver’s plan to nearly triple Gross Reservoir in southwest Boulder County seems to be heating up.
To slake the thirst of its growing number of customers, Denver Water wants to raise Gross Reservoir’s dam by 125 feet, which would add 72,000 acre-feet of capacity to the reservoir’s existing 41,000 acre-feet of storage.
But for the bigger reservoir to be useful, it has to be filled with water. And that water would come from the already depleted (and, some would argue, over-appropriated) Colorado River watershed. Read more
While Boulder’s market is bounded by streets and buildings on all sides (which limits how much bigger the place can grow), the Longmont market is getting ready to expand its size by nearly 30 percent.
The market, which is set up on Saturdays from May through October, now maxes out with about 80 vendors. Last week, the Boulder County commissioners announced plans to throw down $150,000 to add 24 new stalls, along with trees, benches and a shady pavilion (for those hot summer days).
“It turns out that the Longmont Farmers Market is growing by leaps and bounds every year, and they’ve run out of space,” Commissioner Ben Pearlman said at a county budget work session. “That’s a great thing to have happening in Longmont. Read more