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A Colorado town nearly ran out of drinking water. Experts say it’s a window into the future.

Experts say the averted crisis is a harbinger of what’s to come as water becomes a disappearing commodity in communities across the West.

Water

Off-highway vehicles are revving up locals (in a bad way) in Colorado’s remote mountain towns

Inundated with by go-anywhere motorized vehicles, local governments are struggling to find a balance between welcoming the spending by “motorheads” and keeping their towns from resembling sets for a Mad Max movie.

Outdoors

An apple revival near Four Corners is restoring hundreds of historic fruits — and the local ag economy

Using DNA testing in southwest Colorado, the Montezuma Orchard Restoration project welcomes back apple varieties like Winter Banana, Blue Pearmain, Ben Davis and Esopus Spitzenburg — and businesses are sprouting around them.

Business