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As drought in the West worsens, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Colorado faces a dwindling water supply

Hay and corn production is down, and the Ute Mountain Ute Farm & Ranch Enterprise had to let go 50% of its employees, half of whom are tribal members who live in Towaoc, the tribe's headquarters and main town on their reservation.

Environment
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For the first time, Colorado has a Latina state historian. Here’s what Nicki Gonzales hopes to accomplish.

The Denver native found herself moving east to learn about the West. Now she wants to engage students and others in a more inclusive reading of the state’s complex past.

Coloradans

Horses escape from Eagle County Fairgrounds, lead motorists in chase on I-70

Drivers who cursed the closure of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon earlier in the day were grateful for the lack of traffic as they herded runaway horses in the dark.

Outdoors

How is Colorado’s new farmworkers’ rights bill being received by migrant farmworkers? With a shrug.

In fields hours away from the political pressure cooker of the Colorado legislature, Senate Bill 87 is stoking a different kind of debate.

Business

One of Colorado’s poorest school districts gave its superintendent a 17% raise after losing $1M-plus in state funding

The $30K pay bump prompted the board president to resign and has the local teachers union asking questions after a battle over teacher pay.

Education

An abandoned coal mine near Aspen has become a mountain biking park for the masses

Well-heeled owners offer clean up of the Coal Basin mine and perpetual access to a new trail network there. The unusual public-private collaboration could serve as a model for restoring environmental danger zones.

Outdoors

New Colorado law banning most American Indian mascots forces schools to confront cultural shifts

Critics resisting the new rule cite tradition, state overreach and the high cost to change team names like Redskins, Savages, Indians and Warriors. Some plan to sue to keep the mascots.

Education

Boulder police officer dies after 200-foot fall in Rocky Mountain National Park

Ashley Haarmann took a tumbling fall west of Martha's Couloir. A helicopter being used to fight a wildfire near Steamboat Springs aided in the search for her body.

Outdoors

Colorado Olympian Annie Kunz overcame a pandemic training psych-out to set her sights on Tokyo gold

The Wheat Ridge product fought disappointment on the way to finding the right approach to drive her bid for heptathlon glory at the Olympics

Coloradans

Free meals, flexible schedules: Colorado kids on where federal stimulus money for schools should go

The state listened to a dozen students talk about their pandemic-challenged school year and how Colorado could make next year better.

Education

Colorado forgot this WWII hero. A new statue at the Capitol will help it remember.

Even amid an intense national conversation over historical monuments, state lawmakers found consensus to memorialize an often overlooked figure

Coloradans

Colorado plans to dramatically expand COVID-19 testing in schools next year, even as restrictions go away

The state is looking for companies to operate a massive testing program backed by $173M in federal funding

Education

YouTubers build replica of “Dumb and Dumber” mini-bike, retrace ride from Nebraska to a little place called Aspen

Coloradans

Thornton reverses Weld County denial of water pipeline. Property owners are not happy.

Growth

Three years after a fire tore through a Colorado apartment building for seniors, survivors are still struggling

163 seniors fled an early-morning fire that ravaged the Windermere apartment building at 5829 S. Datura St. in Littleton on Nov. 17, 2018

Coloradans

Grand Junction high school prepares to retire Warrior mascot as Polis signs prohibition into law

Schools have until June 2022 to retire mascots that use Native American images or names. If they don't, they can be fined $25,000 a month.

Politics and Government

Slain Arvada officer Gordon Beesley had “fundamental goodness”

Gordon Beesley hated writing traffic tickets as motorcycle cop, but found his true calling when he was assigned to work with students as a school resource officer.

Crime and Courts

Clarence Thomas says federal cannabis ban “may no longer be necessary or proper” as Supreme Court rejects Colorado case

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a lawsuit involving a Denver medical marijuana dispensary that wanted the same federal tax breaks as other businesses

Politics and Government

Cows on Bluetooth: Your grandpa’s dairy farm is long gone. Meet the farm of the future.

Compared to 30 years ago, Colorado has significantly fewer dairy farms but significantly more cows. How is that possible? Smart technology.

Business

Report: Philip Anschutz sells stake in Lakers NBA team to two owners of the LA Dodgers

The deal, valued at about $1.35 billion, still must be approved by the NBA Board of Governors.

Business
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