The water level of the Ridgway Reservoir, pictured here on Sunday August 19, 2018, has been in steady decline during the summer drought. Local residents have said the water level is the lowest since the reservoir was filled in 1990. The reservoir drains into the Uncompahgre River, a tributary of the Colorado River. (William Woody, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Arizona will miss deadline for Colorado River drought plan that impacts water for millions, officials say

Missing the March 4 deadline could allow the federal government to step in and decide the rules

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It’s been legal to drop off newborns in Colorado since 2000, so why aren’t suspicious infant deaths declining?

From 2001-18, 64 infants have been handed over at fire stations and hospitals under the Safe Haven Law. Advocates say a new generation of teens doesn’t know the law exists

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Telluride isn’t immune to Colorado’s high country housing problem. But it’s finding a solution in diversification

In Telluride, a constricted canyon of about 2,600 residents, housing programs have focused on options, meaning everything from dorm-style rentals and tiny homes to stand-alone single-family homes and four-bedroom apartments