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Dwindling of Colorado River linked to climate change, energy production

Hard to imagine in a year when snowpack up until recently has been more than 200 percent of normal in the Colorado River Basin and its major tributaries on the state’s Western Slope, but the long-term prognosis for the river that provides water to more than 30 million people in the Desert Southwest is not good. A new interim report released this week by the federal government, Colorado and six other states along the river suggests that “by mid-century the average yield of the Colorado River could be reduced by 10-20 percent due to climate change.

Texas demographer on Hispanic population gains: ‘It’s basically over for Anglos’

"It's basically over for Anglos," Texas state demographer Steve Murdock told the Houston Chronicle this week, discussing demographic trends in Texas that suggest that Hispanics may soon comprise a substantial majority.

Carroll: Bring on the civil unions

State Senator Pat Steadman, D-Denver, and Rep. Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, today picked up a somewhat unlikely ally in their quest to pass civil union legislation next year. Denver Post columnist Vince Carroll today opined that civil unions were no threat to traditional marriage, though he also commented that allowing heterosexual couples to choose civil unions as an alternative to marriage might be going too far.

Railing against ‘stealth’ carbon tax, Carroll makes no mention of subsidies

Conservative Denver Post columnist Vince Carroll Wednesday underlined a move by new state House GOP leadership to do away with the energy part of...

GOP elimination of ‘Energy’ committee blasted by CCV director

Colorado’s conservation community reacted with predictable disappointment to a decision by incoming Republican state House leadership to do away with the energy part of...