" ... unlike so much of what we view through the lens of social media today, what Sam shared was real: the unmatchable joy of friends on a powder day; the fear and adrenaline at the top of a once-in-a-lifetime line in Chamonix; the perfection of a cold beer on the gondola; the disappointment of a race not won; the heartache of a skier’s life ended too soon."
"The idea of the people of the watershed and the different large river tributaries being communities and being able to have their own values evidenced in land policy and water policy really dates to Powell."
"It was a tragic season for fatalities and one that avalanche researchers will be studying for a long time, trying to draw information that could help reduce the risk of future avalanches, but also place the season’s historic slide activity in context."
"The closed-door meetings about demand management, also known as water-use reduction, are being slated just as the prospect of such a program in Colorado is increasing."
"At this point, Moyer did not foresee any risk of flooding in the coming weeks as cooler than normal temperatures remain in the forecast."
"If the plan gains federal approval, The Tribune would be the first metropolitan daily in the United States to go the nonprofit route."
“ .... 'it is not easy to find ways to leave water in the river in the face of growing populations and thriving economies that demand access to more water,'” said Buschatzke."
"Kind gestures on the ski hill, on social media, and everywhere else you might find yourself is a simple way, and the most enduring, to memorialize Sam daily."
"In Colorado, it's the first time there's been no drought — moderate, severe, extreme or exceptional — or dry conditions since the monitor began keeping the records 19 years ago."
" ... things are changing."
"The U.S. Drought Monitor released a report Thursday showing that just roughly 8 square miles in Colorado are under abnormal dryness, or just 0.01% of the state."