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Taking the lifeblood from the land

March 28, 1975

Traditionally, cities on Colorado's Front Range have turned to the state's western slope when local water supplies were exhausted. But with strong environmentalist protest to trans-mountain diversion schemes, thirsty growth centers are looking elsewhere -- to agricultural water.

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Taking the lifeblood from the land
Traditionally, cities on Colorado's Front Range have turned to the state's western slope when local water supplies were exhausted. But with strong environmentalist protest to trans-mountain diversion schemes, thirsty growth centers are looking elsewhere -- to agricultural water.

Essays

Gila Wilderness: Pocket of isolation
The Gila Wilderness -- the world's oldest formally protected wilderness area -- is an area of startling contrasts. In the canyons, brilliant red-flowered cacti bloom from crevices in the walls and purple violets flower in the damp maple, alder and oak streamside forests.

News

Rocky Mountain timber cut to drop
The U.S. Forest Service has warned that by the end of the century, timber harvest on the national forests of the Rocky Mountain West will drop by eight percent or more.