Part pipeline, part lifeline

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Photo by Christopher Tomlinson

The pumping station under construction along the banks of the Colorado River is shown down-river from De Beque.


Project to aid energy production, carry vital irrigation water

A water project that had its beginnings three decades back in connection with possible oil shale development has been revived and repurposed for another kind of energy production involving shale rock.
The pipeline project in the De Beque area also will provide additional benefits including serving up irrigation water to meet the region’s needs and reducing truck traffic related to getting water to and from energy development operations

Schools want out of testing

Montrose County School District staff and Board of Education members will present a proposal next month to the State Board of Education requesting the district get a five-year reprieve from state standardized testing. They plan to make the same pitch to legislators when the 2015 legislative session begins in January.



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