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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....

Lawmakers lament they “don’t have more influence” moving state water plan...

Two sessions have passed since Gov. John Hickenlooper rolled out Colorado’s first statewide water plan, yet lawmakers have made little progress toward the plan’s...

More people, less water? Fewer Coloradans seem to care

Coloradans are more concerned about water quality than about water supplies, and their awareness of the state’s looming water shortage has fallen sharply in...

Bennet: Hold Us Accountable

Sen. Michael Bennet this morning made a pitch to the state’s water community for sending him back to Washington, despite the rank partisanship that...

Tipton calls for an ‘all of the above’ energy plan

Interruption of speeches at Colorado Water Congress conventions with applause is rare, but then U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton is a good public speaker and he obviously struck a strong chord when he railed about the rising U.S. debt Wednesday.

John Salazar tells a funny story about one very awkward lunch...

Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar regales Water Congress members with a story about what happens when a Colorado farm boy is invited to lunch at the White House.

Hickenlooper says water is Colorado’s most important natural resource

"Water is the most vital of all our natural resources," Governor John Hickenlooper today told the annual convention of the Colorado Water Congress.

Water analysts refute Maes’ claim: ‘If it starts in Colorado, it’s...

If elected governor in November, Republican Dan Maes said that he might be inclined to turn his back on a century of water law. He told the Colorado Water Congress Saturday, speaking of water rights, “If it starts in Colorado, it’s our water.”

Udall, Schaffer throw gas on McCain water-statement wildfire

Congressman Mark Udall Friday in Vail graciously resisted “piling on” Arizona Sen. John McCain for his now-infamous gaffe last weekend about wanting to renegotiate the Colorado River Compact, while the “cold, dead political carcass” of Udall’s Senate opponent, Bob Schaffer, nervously laughed off what McCain “may” have said to the Pueblo Chieftain.

Dick Wadhams, Wally Stealey trade barbs over 527s at Vail water...

Colorado Republican State Chairman Dick Wadhams sparred with influential lobbyist Wally Stealey in Vail Friday over the negative campaigning of independent political committees, campaign finance reform and the disaffection of voters with their respective political parties.