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Grand Junction keeps its grave for radioactive, Cold War dirt thanks to new coronavirus-aid package

Trump’s signature means a disposal site can remain open for another decade, averting millions of dollars in added expenses

More must be done to protect Colorado River from drought, federal report says

Millions of people in seven states and Mexico rely on the river for drinking water and growing crops

Opinion: Colorado’s intensifying drought conditions call for urgent collaboration

“Too many uncontrollables”: From coronavirus to wildfires, Colorado’s hunting season brings a slew of uncertainties

While the long-term outlook for wildlife could benefit from the reshaping of the forest, less habitat plus more hunters equals a problem.

Opinion: Protecting rivers is key to preparing Colorado for wildfires

Scouring soil, sowing seeds and spending millions for wildfire recovery in Glenwood Canyon

Glenwood Springs is spending more than $10 million on repairs and upgrades to water supply infrastructure following Grizzly Creek Fire.

Bodie Hilleke follows family legacy, becoming youngest kayaker to navigate Grand Canyon

The Glenwood Springs fifth grader -- the youngest of four and the son of a kayaking legend -- capped a summer of epic river trips with a world record by cleanly kayaking 280 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

These hay fields may know something we don’t: How to save the Colorado River

Ranchers in northwest Colorado are experimenting with hay species that may allow them to irrigate less and leave more water in the Upper Colorado River.

After lawsuit from Colorado and other states, Utah asks Trump administration to delay decision on tapping Lake Powell

Utah cited the need to consider roughly 14,000 public comments on a draft environmental impact statement, released in June by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, for the Lake Powell pipeline project

Opinion: Colorado needs a water market to reduce Colorado River water use

Colorado, five other states promise lawsuits if feds fast-track approval of Utah’s Lake Powell Pipeline project

Decades of collaborative agreements between the states that rely on the Colorado River could be threatened by the Trump Administration plan to expedite review of Utah’s diversion project

Glenwood Springs needs $10.5 million — right now — to prepare for watershed impacts of Grizzly Creek Fire

The city has sketched plans for $86 million in public projects, including a $57 million bridge for wildfire evacuation, to handle debris and ash threatening its water supply now and to manage threats from future wildfires.

The Grizzly Creek fire is threatening the Colorado River and water for the entire West

As the Grizzly Creek Fire rips through Glenwood Canyon, it endangers vital infrastructure for millions of westerners. Sediment and debris could foul the Colorado River for years to come.

Opinion: We argued for years. But now we’re working together to benefit people and fish.

We now know how many billions of gallons of water Colorado will save by closing coal-fired power plants

By 2031 water use for coal-fired power plants in Colorado will drop to 3.7 billion gallons – a 68% reduction, according to the Energy and Policy Institute.

Humanity and nature, mother and son, fulfillment and regret — a field guide

In a short story from her debut collection, author Emily Wortman-Wunder melds her love of wildlife and short fiction into a heart-wrenching meditation

To understand the future of the Colorado River, look to a frowny, eel-faced fish: the humpback chub

Talks to revise water-use agreements are set to begin later this year as Colorado River flows shrink. The fate of the humpback chub helps explain the challenge.

Why planting tenacious tamarisk seemed like a good idea until it wasn’t, and other harrowing tales of Colorado’s invasive species

For scientists, preserving nature’s balance can mean love-hate-love relationships with everything from Dalmatian toadflax to horny beetles and jumping carp.

Man, toddler still missing in separate incidents on Colorado’s runoff-swollen rivers

Teams searching the Colorado and Eagle rivers are fighting fast flows and low visibility as snowmelt kicks off a busy, dangerous season.

Colorado researchers spent decades trying to save disappearing rainbow trout. Finally, they’re making progress.

Genetics from Germany and a hardy cross with Gunnison River trout seem to be overcoming a nightmarish parasite that causes deadly whirling disease

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