? Camping Bans + Grass Isn't Greener + Lake Powell Water Woes

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Hello, Denver! Let’s get this Wednesday started off right with some news you can use. Here is what’s going on today in and around Denver today.

Wednesday’s weather: Partly sunny and warm. High: 69 Low: 39.

Here are the top stories in Denver today:

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  1. Do urban camping bans actually stop people from camping? This is probably an obvious no, at least in Denver anyway. As Aurora moves to copy Denver’s camping ban, Kyle Clark digs into the subject, and discovers that sweeps and bans don’t actually solve the problem. (9News)
  2. Clarkson Lodge renters have two weeks to find a new place to live. Tenants in Capitol Hill at the Clarkson Lodge are having to scramble to find a place to live after getting a two week notice that they have to vacate the property. (7News)
  3. Lake Powell water level may drop below critical level in the next two weeks. Officials from the Colorado River Basin are sounding the alarm as the water level at Lake Powell is nearing its lowest elevation at which Glen Canyon Dam can generate power. (CO Sun)
  4. Bill that would incentivize water-wise landscaping moves forward in state legislature. Known affectionately as the ‘turf replacement program,’ if passed, the Colorado Water Conservation Board would have to create a program that would financially incentivize residents to replace irrigated grass with water-wise landscaping. (FOX31)
  5. No-growth bill dies in committee. Proposed legislation that would have banned Colorado cities from imposing limited growth polices died at the statehouse on Tuesday. The bill was aimed at making changes to state law so that other cities couldn’t adopt programs like Lakewood’s Strategic Growth Initiative, that was instituted in 2019. (CPR)

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Today in Denver:

  • Read Across America Day: At the Colorado Railroad Museum. (10 a.m.)
  • Salon Series/Women’s History Month: IWD’s Break the Bias. (11 a.m.)
  • Chuze Loveland: Grand Opening Party. (11 a.m.)
  • Business Development Strategy Group: Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. (2 p.m.)
  • Build Your Dream Off-Grid Farm: At Riverbed Ranch, Utah. (8 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • The snow just kept falling last month. February 2022 will go in the books as Colorado’s 14th snowiest on record. (FOX31)
  • Colorado Creative Industries provides grant to Historic Denver and The Molly Brown House. (The Know)
  • Be part of Denver’s Near Southeast Area Plan. Help bring together draft recommendations for the Near Southeast Area Plan! Community members in Goldsmith, Indian Creek, University Hills North, Virginia Village, and Washington Virginia Vale can share their thoughts the plan. (Denver)

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