Drought dropped the water level in Blue Mesa Reservoir near Gunnison, Colorado, to less than a third of its capacity in 2018. The reservoir - at only 30 percent capacity right now - plays a critical role in Colorado's conservation plan for the Colorado River Basin. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Arizona lawmakers under pressure to approve seven-state Colorado River drought plan before federal deadline

After years of work, the West is “tantalizingly close” to shoring up water supplies in Lake Powell, Lake Mead

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“There is a lot of uncertainty”: Outdoor industry facing $1.5 billion in monthly losses from Trump’s trade war

“This trade war, it’s having the opposite effect of its intention,” one industry representative said.

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Colorado Lottery doesn’t have to pay jackpot winner full prize — even if the others he shared it with cheated, court rules

Amir Massihzadeh is going to have to settle for the $568,990 he walked away with, the court found

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10-year-old Glenwood Springs girl “overwhelmed” after climbing Yosemite’s El Capitan

Selah Schneiter of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, completed the 3,000-foot climb of the vertical rock formation with the help of her father