Lake Powell, with its dramatic "bath-tub ring" early in 2018. The lake is filling, thanks to a bounty of snow in Colorado, but climate researchers say the fix is only temporary.(Jed Selby, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Opinion: Western states buy time with a 7-year Colorado River drought plan, but face a hotter, drier future

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To understand the future of the Colorado River, look to a frowny, eel-faced fish: the humpback chub

Talks to revise water-use agreements are set to begin later this year as Colorado River flows shrink. The fate of the humpback chub helps explain the challenge.

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Jeffco Public Schools will allow all students to return to school buildings this fall

The district will also have a remote option for any students who want to keep learning from home

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Colorado’s governor thinks it’s stupid to not wear a mask. So why isn’t he requiring you to do it?

As a growing number of states and Colorado counties and cities require mask-wearing, Gov. Jared Polis has declined to issue a statewide mandate requiring Coloradans to don a face covering in public.