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

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

PARCHED: Anticipated tab for state water plan doubles in less than...

Implementing Gov. John Hickenlooper’s ambitious water plan likely will cost at least twice what the administration projected. When releasing the statewide strategy in 2015, James...

PARCHED: As hundreds of thousands of people move to Colorado, a...

Editor’s note: Marianne Goodland reports on water issues for this ongoing series: PARCHED, which looks at conservation, the role of agriculture and storage, as...

PARCHED: Farms could help solve Colorado’s water shortage. So why aren’t...

Colorado’s looming water shortage would be easier to quench if farmers and ranchers were willing to part, if only temporarily, with some of their supplies. But...

Mitchell named new director of Colorado Water Conservation Board

Rebecca “Becky” Mitchell, who currently heads up the water supply planning section of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, today was named the agency’s new...

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...

The Department of Natural Resources grossly misreported the cost of the...

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration vastly miscalculated the cost of Colorado’s first statewide water plan. Earlier this month, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources provided...

State water plan cost at least $6 million

Colorado taxpayers have spent at least $6 million on the state’s water plan, an eight-month-old document that has led to little, if any, real...

Colorado’s water plan finally shows signs of progress

Since John Hickenlooper’s administration finalized Colorado’s first-ever statewide water plan in November, watchdogs have been wondering when -- and if -- state officials might...

Watch: “What’s the Plan?” featuring Colorado Water Conservation Board director James...

Under Gov. John Hickenlooper’s executive order, Colorado Water Conservation Board director James Eklund and his staff are tasked with putting together Colorado’s first-ever statewide water plan by...