fbpx

Water

The Colorado River near Hite, Utah on Oct. 20, 2018. (Photo by John Herrick)

Analysis: Western states buy time with a 7-year Colorado River drought plan, but face...

As Midwest states struggled with record spring flooding this year, the Southwest was wrestling with the opposite problem: not enough water. On May 20,...

Lawmakers eye sports betting tax to pay for water conservation Funding for the Colorado...

Lawmakers are considering a plan to legalize sports betting in Colorado and ask voters to approve a tax on the betting that would be...

‘We can’t nickle-dime this thing.’ Water Congress comes up dry on funds for Colorado...

When Gov. Jared Polis took office in January, he took responsibility for ensuring that Colorado doesn’t run out of water. Many in the water...

Philanthropies to Polis: “Fund Colorado’s water plan.” John Hickenlooper's water strategy has languished without...

A group seeking to jumpstart Gov. John Hickenlooper’s state water plan is asking Gov.-elect Jared Polis to support ways to fund it. Convened by...

Guest Post: Raging California wildfires give us a taste of climate change’s deadly potential

Wildfires continued to ravage both ends of California Wednesday, claiming at least 50 lives so far, with more than 200 people still missing, while...

PARCHED: Climate change and growth pushing CO toward a water crisis Gov. John Hickenlooper's...

Editor's note: This story is the latest in The Colorado Independent's ongoing series, PARCHED, which tracks Colorado's water plan and water supplies in the...

After years of drought, Colorado water bosses face uncertainty

On June 1, a spark near the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gage Railroad ignited a flame in the Animas River gorge north of Durango....

Early look: Where Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton stand on some issues facing rural...

The political realm has been consumed lately by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis's decision to skip the Western Slope Club 20 business group debate,...

Is a water war brewing on the Colorado River?

Officials from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico recently sent a letter to counterparts in Arizona, hoping to avert a crisis. The problem, if...

Dryland: Farmers in tough places to do agriculture are innovating for climate change

"Dryland" farmers on the high plains of Colorado grow their crops with whatever falls from the sky—no irrigation, no pumped groundwater—just what Mother Nature...