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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...

How best to share the disappearing Colorado River Seven Western states...

As early as 2020, hydrologists forecast that the level of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir on the Colorado River, could drop low enough to...

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...

Two candidates for this rural Senate seat push different solutions to...

CARBONDALE - At the head of the Crystal River Valley, automated sprinklers trundle across fields that hug Highway 133, scattering precious water over green...

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....

Early look: Where Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton stand on some...

The political realm has been consumed lately by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis's decision to skip the Western Slope Club 20 business group debate,...

Dust Up: The Growing Problem Affecting Snowpack and Water Supply

This story was produced by H2O Radio. Listen to the audio, or read the full story below.   [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/389990154" params="color=ff5500" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Mountain snowfall...

Money for water: A pilot project wins over skeptical farmers and...

PINEDALE, WY – When Freddie Botur, 45, whose ranch spans 72,000 acres outside of Pinedale, Wyoming, first heard about a program that was paying...

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...

Listen up! Indy Weekly Podcast, Episode 6: Will Colorado run out...

Colorado's population is expected to grow from about 5.5 million in 2016 to as many as 10 million people by 2050. Unless we start...