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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Idaho Springs voters will decide whether to recall Mayor Michael Hillman after signatures are verified

Recall backers collected about twice the number of signatures required. The recall election will be held in February, March or April

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BLM, citing public ire, demands intensive review of test bores before mine above Glenwood Springs can expand

Colorado River communities and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton want close scrutiny of plan to grow a limestone quarry that many worry could disrupt Glenwood Springs' tourism economy and harm its beloved hot springs