The latest newsletter, “The Source,” is hot off the presses from @AspenJournalism

Click here to read the newsletter (While you’re there drop some dough in the tip jar). Here’s an excerpt:

AJ makes the Best of Nonprofit News 2019 list

In 1965, an engineer working for the city of Aspen selected this location, just below the confluence of East and West Maroon creeks, as the location for a potential 155-foot-tall dam. The city is still on record with the state as intending to build the dam here, if necessary, to meet its future water needs.

Aspen Journalism is one of about 230 members of the Institute for Nonprofit News, who (in INN’s words) “regularly produce rigorous public service journalism that elevates diverse voices, informs communities and holds the powerful accountable.”

We’re honored that INN’s annual Best of Nonprofit News list, published this month, includes this citation of Brent Gardner-Smith’s reporting in the Climate Change and Environment category: “Aspen Journalism published the capstone story in a multiyear investigation into whether the City of Aspen would maintain water rights tied to a potential 155-foot-tall dam within view of one of Colorado’s most scenic peaks, the Maroon Bells. Explaining how a complex, difficult-to-cover case was resolved in state water court, the story said the city agreed to seek to build dams and reservoirs in less environmentally sensitive areas.”

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