Smoke from the Cameron Peak fire chokes Fort Collins and Horsetooth Reservoir on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (Curt Reynolds, Special to The Colorado Sun)

All of Colorado is under drought status for the first time since 2013

Most of the state is in “severe drought,” with 17% in the most extreme category of “exceptional drought”

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Nicolais: We have one thing to be thankful for in 2020: Colorado voting

The efforts of election officials have made Colorado a shining example for the rest of the country