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 expands emergency child care coverage to include grocery, construction workers

The announcement came after two groups representing grocery and food processing workers urged Gov. Jared Polis and other state officials to give such workers the same kinds of protections available to frontline health workers

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Colorado drops school-day minimums, won’t make districts recoup time lost to coronavirus shutdown

Districts across the state are grappling with how to handle online instruction. Colorado Department of Education says keeping kids learning is more important than worrying about meeting traditional metrics, like hitting 160 days of instruction.

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Colorado governor says spread of coronavirus is slowing, but says second person in their 40s has died

At least 53 people in Colorado have been killed by the coronavirus, which has infected more than 2,600 people and hospitalized more than 400