I hope the president figures out some way to accommodate the “dreamers” program of young immigrants who were brought here as children and have been raised and educated in the United States. It would be a great loss otherwise for these young adults who are as American as anyone in this country. President Trump is caught up in what the law says and what common sense might dictate to help these kids.
Labor Day is a great occasion to say goodbye to summer and to enter the fall season that can be so wonderful here in Colorado. The aspen trees are turning gold as the weather cools in the mountains. Now is good time to get ready for winter and get the furnace filters changed, the car antifreeze checked, and to think about draining the sprinkler system before October freezes. Winter can be right around the corner.
We took a family weekend trip to Glenwood Springs a few years back on Labor Day weekend and it snowed 12 inches. The Hotel Denver had to turn on their boiler to heat the hotel rooms and the pipes popped and crackled all night long as they fired up after the summer siesta.
This week my ramblings took me on a tour with Aurora Water to their mountain water storage areas. The two-day event included three Arapahoe County commissioners and a bevy of Aurora City Council members, future candidates and just a good group of 50 people interested in how water flows from the mountains to the prairies of Arapahoe County and the city of Aurora. This water is available for new developments served by the Aurora water department.
I will be writing on water in the next few weeks about what I learned on this excellent and very educational water tour.
Portions of Arapahoe County are served by Denver Water and portions by Aurora. Both governmental agencies have done an outstanding job of bringing this precious commodity to the Front Range.
There will be water for the present and the future growth with the great planning and foresight of present and past leaders in Aurora, Arapahoe County and Denver.
How water reaches your home is an amazing feat of engineering. Water diversion from high-elevation storage lakes and mighty pumping stations lift the water more than 1,100 feet to these lakes for gravity flow to the Front Range.
Water is vital to the present and future of Colorado.
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