Xcel Energy’s Comanche Generating Station, shown here in a March 5, 2020, photo, is the largest power plant in Colorado. The steam-driven, coal-fueled plant, located in Pueblo, generates 1,410 megawatts of power. (Mike Sweeney, Special to The Colorado Sun)

The closure of Colorado coal-fired powerplants is freeing up water for thirsty cities

Large electricity generators use lots of water to cool their coal-fired plants. As those units shut down, expect to see battles heat up over how the massive amounts of water can be repurposed.

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Colorado election officials say they’re confident voters will be able to cast their votes safely

Voter intimidation and electioneering have not been serious issues in Colorado, and officials expect that to continue through election day

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Colorado health officials warn state could reach record coronavirus hospitalizations by Nov. 10

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says its modeling shows that approximately one out of every 219 Coloradans are currently infectious with COVID-19

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Why so many Coloradans leave college financial aid on the table — and how to fix that

The state’s low completion rates of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid among high students places Colorado near the bottom in the nation