Biden administration proposes removing Colorado River fish’s endangered status
Hundreds of thousands of razorback suckers once thrived in the Colorado River and its tributaries, which flow across seven states and Mexico
Drier springs bring hotter summers in the withering Southwest
New research reveals a positive feedback loop with negative consequences linked to lower springtime humidity across an already parched landscape
Drought forces Grand Junction to dip into Colorado River for drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years
Ute Water's 90,000 Western Slope customers will have river water added to flows from Grand Mesa as a hedge against heat and drought drying up reservoirs
Wildlife officials ask anglers not to fish the Dolores River for the first time ever as rain fails to dent Western Slope drought
Fish and wildlife leaders say they have their eye on potential closures of the Animas and San Juan rivers as well.
Opinion: The Windy Gap settlement is a win for the West Slope and its waters
As Western Colorado leaders, we congratulate the parties involved in continuing a history of cooperative solutions to benefit water users and choosing collaboration over litigation.
“The reading man” of Grand Junction was killed by a stranger. His friends in downtown aren’t done telling his story.
Warren Barnes read near a bridal shop almost every day. The man accused of murdering him told cops he thought no one would notice he was gone.
Opinion: Recycling water has to become the norm because it is too scarce and too valuable to waste
Western states, including Colorado, prepare for possible 1st water shortage declaration
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released 24-month projections this week forecasting that less Colorado River water will cascade down from the Rocky Mountains through Lake Powell and Lake Mead
Big March storms helped boost Colorado’s snowpack, but they weren’t enough to solve the long-term drought
Many of the major river basins are at or above average, but surveyors are worried that drought conditions won't improve
Aurora, Colorado Springs get federal OK to test if controversial reservoir in Eagle County wilderness is feasible
Front Range cities need the additional water storage to meet their growth projections. But Holy Cross Wilderness boundaries would need to be redrawn to build it.
Aurora and Colorado Springs want more water. The proposed solution — a new reservoir — would have far-reaching impacts.
Two of Colorado's largest cities are working together because they have the same problem: Planners don’t think they have enough water where they are to support the cities’ expected growth.
Western states chart diverging paths as Colorado River water shortages loom
Republican lawmakers in Utah approved an entity that could push for more of their state's share of Colorado River water as seven Western states, including Colorado, prepare to negotiate how to sustain a river serving 40 million people.
Estimates of future Upper Colorado River Basin water use confound planning, report shows
Maybe it's time to give up on developing new Upper Basin projects, the Center for Colorado River Studies says, after all demand has been flat for three decades.
Climate change ravaged Colorado and the West with heat and drought in 2020. This year may be worse.
Coloradans also can look out their windows and see the “snow drought” forecasters are talking about when they say snow cover in the West is the worst it has been at any time in the last two decades.
Opinion: On this one thing, 9 Colorado water managers agree
Venture capital has circled Colorado water before. This time, investors are posturing as the only solution to a climate change driven reduction in the flows of our rivers.
Colorado’s ornery, independent water guardians finally agree on one thing: Wall Street can look elsewhere
It’s rare to see Front Range water managers like Denver Water and Northern Water joining counterparts on the Western Slope
Record low Lake Powell and bad 2021 drought forecast sets stage for water cuts
The Bureau of Reclamation’s dire projections for Colorado River Basin reservoirs for the first time triggers drought contingency planning across seven basin states.
Opinion: Why Colorado is losing the water war
Colorado cooperates with other states to avoid a long, unpredictable Supreme Court battle. But if we cooperate and Arizona doesn’t, we may continue to lose.
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