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)

“We all recognize we’re looking at a drier future”: Official declares Colorado River drought plan complete

Under the drought plan, states voluntarily would give up water to keep Lake Mead on the Arizona-Nevada border and Lake Powell upstream on the Arizona-Utah border from crashing. Mexico also has agreed to cuts.

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Plutonium found in Rocky Flats soil near Denver, though 2nd test shows lower level

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said it is trying to sort out the conflicting results

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Lobbying spending sets new record in Colorado, as interests shift to influence Democratic-controlled Capitol

Business interests, associations, nonprofits and other groups spent more than $36.4 million on lobbyists in fiscal year 2019 to influence Colorado lawmakers and government agencies

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Police, not counselors, respond when suicidal teens call Safe2Tell for help. Utah may have a better way.

A state lawmaker and experts are looking at how to streamline Safe2Tell and the Colorado Crisis Services line to improve response