The water level of the Ridgway Reservoir, pictured here on Sunday August 19, 2018, has been in steady decline during the summer drought. (William Woody, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Arizona joins Colorado River drought plan just before federal deadline in effort to keep reservoirs from draining too low

The nightmare scenario for Arizona, California, Nevada and Mexico — which draw from Lake Mead — is a phenomenon called "dead pool," in which the level of the lake's surface falls below the gates that let water out

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Does Cory Gardner have a breaking point when it comes to Trump? The political climate suggests he better not.

Colorado’s Republican senator is maintaining his broad support for Trump despite a changing electorate in Colorado. If he wants to return to Washington in 2020, that may be his only option.

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Colorado could soon get a lot of money from opioid settlements. But where should those dollars go?

In a new Colorado Health Institute survey, experts weighed between spending money on treatment, prevention and other priorities

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University of Denver professor joins slate of Democrats running for U.S. Senate

David Goldfischer filed his paperwork on Monday, adding his name to a Democratic field that had been shrinking since former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper joined the race