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Arkansas River below Lake Cheraw in July 2018. Many of Colorado's rivers and streams are intermittent and ephemeral, making their classification under the Clean Water Act difficult. (Photo credit: Jerd Smith, Fresh Water News)

Colorado AG, top water quality regulator vow to challenge new Clean Water Act rule

Colorado and other Western states will be hard pressed to shield their rivers and streams under a new federal Clean Water Act rule finalized...
CU Boulder campus on May 7, 2020. Lawmakers are planning to cut higher education funding due to the effects of COVID-19 on the state budget. (Photo by John Herrick)

Colorado’s public colleges face a budget crisis. It’s been decades in the making.

In 1983, Nate Easley attended Colorado State University and received $900 federal grants each year that almost covered his annual cost of tuition. CSU tuition...

Target: Colorado. New statewide digital news outlet is launching to cover politics and policy...

A new statewide nonprofit digital news outlet with robust but undisclosed funding will launch in the coming months to cover public affairs in Colorado. An editor and a...

Colorado’s prison population is dropping, but not fast enough, advocates say Criminal justice advocates...

Colorado's prison population has dropped to the lowest level since 2004, according to reports from the Colorado Department of Corrections.  As of April 30, the...
An El Paso County District Court judge will soon decide whether Colorado’s open government laws require a school board to name more than one finalist when choosing a new superintendent.

Is it legal for a Colorado school board to name just one finalist for...

In a case similar to the Boulder Daily Camera’s lawsuit against the University of Colorado regents, an El Paso County District Court judge will...
The Rev. Terrance "Big T" Hughes was discharged from VA hospital in Aurora this afternoon after seven weeks on a ventilator for COVID-19-related lung failure. He now will work on his rehabilitation in an acute care center in Morrison. (Photo by Marie-Dominique Verdier)

Greene: VA hospital celebrates and sends off its first COVID-patient “I needed this. ......

Friends and family of the Rev. Terrance “Big T” Hughes’ gathered outside the Aurora VA hospital doorway Wednesday afternoon. It'd been many weeks since...
Mountain Fever co-owner Bruce Gulde discusses the expectations for shoppers at his store in Ouray, which sells everything from T-shirts to other souvenirs. Gulde and his wife, Tamara, decided to reopen the shop with rules, including one requiring shoppers to wear masks and distance themselves in the store.

No shirt, no shoes — no mask? — no service Ouray County business owners...

OURAY – For the last couple of weeks, the mannequin in the window of Mountain Fever Shirts & Gifts has sported attire befitting the...
Protesters outside the ICE contracted GEO Facility in Aurora on April 9, 2020. (Photo by Forest Wilson)

ICE moves hundreds of detainees in and out of the Aurora ICE detention facility...

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has moved 776 detainees into a privately-run detention center in Aurora in the approximate eight weeks since the first case...
The Rev. Terrance "Big T" Hughes spent seven weeks on a ventilator for critical COVID-19-related lung failure, and is recovering. (Photo courtesy of Rachel Hughes)

Greene: Denver pastor and COVID victim to leave hospital after seven weeks on ventilator...

Big T is back.  I am over the moon to report that the Rev. Terrance Hughes, after about seven weeks on a ventilator with severe,...
President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, listen as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony S. Fauci delivers remarks during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

Littwin: As country begins to reopen, Fauci asks how much death we’re willing to...

You can call the reopening of America’s businesses an experiment. I’ll call it a gamble, and we know what the stakes are. I’ll let Dr....
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