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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...

Feds set urgent deadline on Colorado River drought plan Interior Dept....

LAS VEGAS – Reforming western water policy has always been an exercise in political maneuvering, stop-and-start negotiations and bureaucratic delays. Progress comes slowly and...

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...

The iffy fate of the Colorado River

On paper, the Colorado River is just fine. In reality, maybe not. It all has to do with the water levels in two reservoirs that draw...

Water deal aims to keep city faucets flowing

  FRISCO — An $11 million dollar water deal announced last week could help keep faucets and sprinklers flowing in big western cities in...

As flood waters recede, ski areas step up cloud-seeding efforts

FRISCO, Colo. -- humans for millennia have implored their gods to deliver rain and snow -- not catastrophic week-long downpours, but life-giving, field-soaking, stream-replenishing precipitation.

High snowfall brings good and bad to Colorado

All you have to do is look toward the mountains to know something unusual is happening. It's pushing June, and Colorado high country remains decidedly white. It's not unusual to see snow on the mountains any time of year. What is unusual is the depth of that snow.

In the West, it’s always about the water

“We have to get serious about water,” Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes said during a debate Saturday. When the Colorado Independent asked Democratic nominee John...