Urban Waterways Restoration Study: Upcoming Alternative Meetings – Public Meeting #2

From email from the Urban Waterways Restoration Study:

Open House #2
for the
South Platte River:
January 20th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm,
1416 Platte St.

2 hrs of Free Parking available for this meeting in R.E.I’s underground parking structure.

Open House #2
Weir Gulch:
February 2nd, 5:30 – 7:30pm,
Barnum Rec Center
360 Hooker St.

Give us your feedback on alternatives

  • Open House Format from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Formal Presentation of the preliminary alternatives’ range of options will be from 6:00 – 6:45 p.m for South Platte and from 5:45 – 6:30 for Weir Gulch.
  • This is a family-friendly event. Light refreshments will be provided. Spanish language interpretation will be available. Other language interpretation can be provided by contacting us at our website.
Denver City Park sunrise
Denver City Park sunrise

The latest e-News from Northern Water is hot off the presses

Click here to read the newsletter. Here’s an excerpt:

Snow accumulation season looks promising
Colorado’s 2016 snowpack is off to a good start. Most of the state’s river basins have above normal snowpack, and more importantly, above normal snow water equivalent readings. Northern Water monitors two river basins for forecasting – the Upper Colorado and the South Platte – which are at 99 percent and 105 percent of average, respectively, as of Jan. 14, 2016. Colorado’s statewide snowpack is 104 percent of average.

Precipitation in the mountains over the next few months will help determine the 2016 water supply. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a higher probability of above average precipitation for Colorado over the next three months. Beginning in February Northern Water will release monthly streamflow forecasts and which will be available here.


R.I.P. Glenn Frey

Eagles (left to right): Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit during their Long Road Out of Eden Tour via Wikipedia
Eagles (left to right): Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit during their Long Road Out of Eden Tour via Wikipedia

From the Longmont Times-Call (Matt Sebastian):

[In] February of 1972, the band was in England with Johns recording their self-titled debut. Eagles was released in June 1972 and featured three Top 40 singles, including the Frey-sung “Take It Easy.”

In later years, Frey, Henley and Joe Walsh, who joined the band in 1975, would maintain homes in Colorado.

CU T-shirts and Mile High shows

The band, which split in 1980 and reunited in 1994, has passed through Colorado frequently over the years.

In their initial run, the Eagles performed at CU’s Folsom Field in 1978 and 1980 — which may help explain’s Frey’s onetime penchant for wearing CU T-shirts on stage, as can be seen in old performance footage on YouTube and the documentary “History of the Eagles.”

Dave Plati, the Buffs’ sports information director, delved into that subject in a 2013 blog post, seeking input from longtime CU fixture J.C. Ancell, who served as staff adviser to Program Council — which put on campus concerts — in the ’70s.

“They used to let CU athletes in the back door in exchange for CU gear, and the Eagles often wore the shirts on and off the stage,” Ancell told Plati. “At the CU show (at Folsom Field on July 29, 1978, on their Hotel California tour), they made a deal for some backstage passes in return for a load of jerseys and other gear.

“Frey always seemed to like the CU-branded stuff.”

In 2001, the Eagles were selected to christen Denver’s just-completed Invesco Field at Mile High, performing the first-ever concert at the stadium now named Sports Authority Field.

Several more Pepsi Center dates followed in the 2000s, with the band most recently performing in Denver in 2013.

At a 2003 concert, according to the Daily Camera’s review, Frey seemingly acknowledged the Eagles’ latter-day reputation for exorbitant ticket prices.

“You’re paying, and we’re playing,” he quipped to fans, who’d shelled out up to $150 apiece to see the Pepsi Center show.