A Colorado Parks and Wildlife employee power-washes invasive mussels off a boat that was attempting to come into Navajo Reservoir, in southwest Colorado, from Lake Powell in Arizona. CPW has seen a record number of mussel-infested boats attempting to launch into Colorado bodies of water this year. (Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

How the Southwest’s drought has led to a record-breaking increase in invasive mussels on boats coming into Colorado

Lake Powell’s low water levels have given invasive mussels an easier way to latch onto boats and hitchhike into Colorado

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Colorado issues, like fracking and marijuana, divide the Democratic candidates for president

A Colorado Sun survey shows all but two candidates support federal marijuana legalization, while others lack clear plans on Western issues

Voter guide: Where the Democratic presidential candidates stand on Colorado issues

Ahead of the state’s presidential primary on Super Tuesday, the Democratic candidates talk health care, marijuana, education, public land and beer

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Colorado’s housing crisis has gotten so bad that small towns are now building people homes

Rural school districts are leading the charge with projects designed to keep teachers in their communities. Resort towns, meanwhile, are struggling to increase their housing stock without ruining their character.