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Prop DD, which would legalize sports betting in Colorado, narrowly passes...

It was a squeaker, but sports betting will be legal in Colorado beginning in May 2020.  Voters on Tuesday approved a ballot measure 51% to...

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

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...

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...

Guest Post: Say no to the Colorado legislature’s gimmick to gamble...

Do you feel like gambling with our state’s water and rivers? The Colorado  legislature does, and it’s a gamble we shouldn’t take. In these last...

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...

Colorado’s new Department of Natural Resources head talks oil and water...

Hundreds of men and women who work in the state’s oil and gas fields flocked to the state Capitol this week to protest a...

Kate Greenberg, Colorado’s new ag commissioner, on climate change and mental...

Kate Greenberg, 31, has spent most of her adult life advocating for agriculture, a calling that’s taken her from farmers’ kitchens in the rural...

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

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...

PARCHED: Climate change and growth pushing CO toward a water crisis...

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....