A roaring stream that feeds the Rio Grande passes through the remnants of snow melt, still lingering into late July, in the South San Juan mountains of south central Colorado. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

We know the earth is warming. We know that will stress water in the West. But we don’t know how.

Two critical, big-picture questions loom: How much snow will fall in the mountains and how much water will there be for the region’s forests, farms and cities.

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Colorado authorities use DNA to identify body found in 1974

Park County Coroner David E. Kintz Jr. on Tuesday identified the man as 45-year-old Anthony John Armbrust III of San Diego

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U.S. Forest Service to temporarily close public lands in five Colorado counties because of fire conditions

The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests will be off limits in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties starting at midnight on Wednesday

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Colorado’s current coronavirus hospitalizations equivalent to 25% of intensive-care capacity as cases continue to spike

Colorado’s seven-day average of new coronavirus cases has eclipsed anything the state has seen since the start of the pandemic