State Affairs Briefing: Closing Out the 2023 Legislative Session

Long Days & Late Nights at the Capitol As of this newsletter’s publication, there is less than a week remaining in the 2023 Colorado state legislative session, but the pace at the Capitol building has held steady, with sessions often going long into the night. The legislature is required to adjourn sine die no

2023-05-02T20:11:28+00:00May 2nd, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

River District Celebrates New & Transitioning Staff

River District Celebrates New & Transitioning Staff Betty Diaz At the end of 2022, the Colorado River District welcomed Betty Diaz to the Finance Team as the new District Accountant. Betty grew up in the Roaring Fork Valley but left for Denver for a couple of years to pursue her degree in Accounting. She

Federal Affairs Briefing Second Quarter 2023

Federal Affairs In Washington, D.C., Colorado River District staff continue to engage with the 118th Congress, Colorado’s federal elected officials, and relevant agencies, advocating for Western Colorado’s water interests. On Tuesday, March 28, General Manager Andy Mueller testified before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries (WWF). The hearing entitled, “Why

2023-05-02T19:28:47+00:00May 2nd, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

Adapting Colorado’s Water Systems: Eric Kuhn and Jennifer Gimbel

Meeting Colorado's Future Water Needs During day two of the Second Quarterly Board Meeting of 2023, former River District General Manager Eric Kuhn joined the meeting with Jennifer Gimbel, Senior Water Policy Scholar at the Colorado Water Center, to discuss their recent report entitled, Adapting Colorado’s Water Systems for a 21st Century Economy and

2023-05-02T18:29:10+00:00May 2nd, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

Community Funding Partnership Leverages Infrastructure Funding

Community Funding Helps Leverage Federal Dollars NOTE: The Community Funding Partnership agenda item was moved from Tuesday, April 18, to Wednesday, April 19. See recording here. “As the Community Funding Partnership embarks on its third year, we continue to reflect on the importance of this funding program in building trust and partnership in our

From Drought to Flood

From Drought to Flood A Robust Snowpack “After a brutal series of dry years, water managers are finally breathing a big sigh of relief after the wettest winter season in most of the Colorado River basin since possibly 2011,” said Director of Science and Interstate Matters Dave “DK” Kanzer in his recent Board memo.

2023-05-02T20:18:53+00:00May 2nd, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

April Board Meeting to Discuss Historic Snowpack and CO River Issues

Board Of Directors To Discuss Streamflow Forecasts And Water ProjectsOn April 18 and 19, 2023, the Colorado River District Board of Directors will meet for its second quarterly meeting of 2023. Click HERE to view the full second quarterly agenda once it is publicly available.This meeting will take the usual shape of quarterly board meetings

Now Hiring Records & Contracts Administrator

Records & Contracts Administrator applications are no longer being accepted for this position. POSITION SUMMARY: Based out of our office in beautiful Glenwood Springs, CO. Under general supervision of the Director of Financial and Administrative Services and in consultation with the General Manager and General Counsel, the Records & Contracts Administrator works with staff to

2023-05-02T16:04:49+00:00April 7th, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

Now Hiring Water Resources Data Specialist

Water Resources Data Specialist applications are no longer being accepted for this position. POSITION SUMMARY: Based out of our offices in beautiful Glenwood Springs. Supporting the technical team and operations of the River District’s projects, the Water Resources Data Specialist performs technical, project management, and engineering work. Provides data compilation, reduction, analysis and interpretation of

2023-05-02T16:03:21+00:00April 7th, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

Federal Affairs Briefing 2023

The River District Goes to Washington National water conversations heat up On the second day of the First Quarterly General & Enterprise meeting of 2023, Colorado River District Director of Government Relations Zane Kessler gave an update on staff efforts at the federal level. In the days after the board meeting, Kessler stated, he

2023-01-30T21:48:21+00:00January 30th, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|
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