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The water supply of the San Luis Valley faces pressure as never before

Buffeted by drought, court orders, climate change, and Front Range diversion plans, crisis looms for southern Colorado economy.

Outdoors

Proponents of a tax hike on recreational cannabis get bipartisan endorsements

Former Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter, former Republican Gov. Bill Owens and state lawmakers from both parties have endorsed the effort

Politics and Government

Nicolais: Colorado forest fires have become a devastating marker of summer

With 19 of the top 20 largest fires occurring over the past 20 years, sometimes it seems the whole state really is burning

Opinion Columns

Hickenlooper faces renewed pressure and questions about his administration’s spending in final months

The cost of the former governor’s legacy website and legal defense in ethics inquiry emerge as issues in Democratic primary for U.S. Senate

Politics and Government

TABOR stands strong in Colorado as Proposition CC fails and voters refuse to allow more state spending

The loss is a blow to Democrats who put the measure on the 2019 ballot and gave conservatives hope after a bruising 2018 election

Politics and Government

Dark money and big donors fuel the ballot battle over Proposition CC in Colorado

The 2019 election attracts millions in money from nonprofits, whose donors remain hidden despite a new state disclosure law

Politics and Government

As metro Denver grows, another caller wants to tap the vast aquifer under the San Luis Valley

Politically well-connected Renewable Water Resources has Gov. Bill Owens in its court, but a coalition of water warriors has fended off two other attempts

Environment

Jared Polis is learning early on about one of the hardest parts of being governor: serving as the state’s chief mourner

Jared Polis follows Gov. John Hickenlooper and others before him in leading Colorado through tragedy and disaster. He’s found that it’s one of the toughest parts of being the state's chief executive.

Politics and Government

Jared Polis won’t move to governor’s mansion, will remain at his home in Boulder

The governor-elect would be the first in Colorado since 1960 not to live at the Boettcher mansion at least for part of his term

Politics and Government

EPA regional chief Doug Benevento: Trust-but-verify technique proves Rocky Flats is ready for the public

Areas open to the public for biking, hiking provided security buffer for places work with nuclear materials was done

Opinion Columns