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Table tennis got the lion’s share of Colorado’s first $25 million in sports betting wagers

Sports wagering is supposed to pump money into Colorado’s Water Plan, but the pandemic is tossing more uncertainty into the bet lawmakers made

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Proposal to shrink Holy Cross Wilderness, increase water storage draws hundreds of comments

Environmentalists are lining up against the plan to benefit Aurora, Colorado Springs and some Western Slope interests. The fight, they say, “will be as big as the Two Forks fight was.”

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One-third of Colorado is now in a severe drought, mostly in the south

58 out of 64 counties are experiencing drier than normal conditions and that could mean wildfire trouble and result in crop losses

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Extreme drought conditions, coronavirus have Colorado wildfire managers anxious

At least 76% of Colorado now is experiencing drought conditions, compared with 16% this time last year. That, combined with worries about the spread of COVID-19, has firefighters worried wildfire response will be tapped.

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Pocket of severe drought lingers over Southwest U.S., including Colorado

In all, nearly 70% of Colorado is abnormally dry or in moderate or severe drought,

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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

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Deep mountain snow raised Lake Mead, Lake Powell water lines. But for the first time, supply cuts loom downstream.

The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan inked this spring is triggering “a new era” of mandatory cuts for Arizona and Nevada

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Climate change is transforming Western forests. And that could have big consequences far beyond wildfires.

The heat of a warming planet, like an artist’s palette knife on a canvas, etches its way across Western forests, slowly altering ecosystems that have flourished for centuries.

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This Colorado ranch-made-lab is turning beetle-kill trees into lumber in the name of forest health

Trinchera Blanca Ranch has three 14ers, large elk herds and thousands of acres of dying trees that are fueling a thriving business and new experiments in forest health management.