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Colorado’s plan to avoid a water shortage needs money. Is a tax on sports...

This story was originally published on Sept. 26, 2019.  In November, Colorado voters will decide whether to legalize and tax sports betting to help pay...

Colorado lawmakers plan to intervene in talks about water cuts Republicans worry the process...

Colorado lawmakers want a greater say in how the state manages its Colorado River water supplies.  The legislative Water Resources Review Committee has endorsed a...
Volunteers partnered with Larimer County Natural Resources Department to help open up a wildlife corridor in Red Mountain Open Space. (Photo by Colorado State Forest Service via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Guest Post: Colorado should build a wall – of nature

If you think it’s bad now, the worst is still to come. In a news report two weeks ago, the Colorado state demographer stated...
Gross Dam in Boulder County (Photo by David Herrold via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Guest Post: NIMBYs are Earth Warriors

Last weekend I stood in the back yard of a mountain house overlooking the massive proposed expansion of Gross Dam in western Boulder County....
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...
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