Low running Crystal River seen on Friday, Oct. 23, in Carbondale. (Hugh Carey, Special to The Colorado Sun)

The high cost of climate change is already straining the budgets of Colorado towns

As wildfires, avalanches and drought increase in intensity, worried city managers are planning and budgeting for better water systems and backup sources.

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Gov. Jared Polis begins quarantine after exposure to person with coronavirus

Polis has tested negative for COVID-19 for now, but expects to be retested in the coming days