New Mexico marijuana legalization poses a serious threat to Colorado’s lucrative border-town pot shops
Trinidad, Antonito and San Luis are towns along the Colorado-New Mexico border that have clusters of cannabis shops that could go up in smoke. How will local governments that rely on marijuana tax revenue fare?
New Mexico primed to join Colorado, other U.S. states as part of recreational marijuana wave
The New Mexico initiative would reconsider criminal drug sentences for about 100 prisoners, and give the governor a strong hand in licensing the industry and monitoring supplies
Navajo Nation, New Mexico reach settlements over Gold King Mine spill
Under the settlement with the Navajo Nation, Sunnyside Gold Corp. — a subsidiary of Canada’s Kinross Gold — will pay the tribe $10 million
Oil companies lock in drilling on western public lands, challenging Joe Biden on climate
In Colorado, a dozen permits are approved or pending to drill in Pawnee National Grassland, a birding destination where wildflowers and cactuses bloom below the buttes
With no action by Congress, Colorado and other states are racing to offer coronavirus aid
The Democratic governors of Colorado and New Mexico convened special legislative sessions in the closing days of November to address the virus-related emergency
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
Trinidad’s Temple Aaron seemed destined to die. But the 131-year-old Jewish synagogue’s fate was never sealed.
A group of strangers, unwilling to let Temple Aaron fade away, stepped in to help keep the synagogue’s doors open. This weekend, when Rosh Hashanah begins, a few dozen Jews will pray there in person -- just as they have been doing for more than a century.
Water shortages in Lake Powell, Lake Mead likelier than previously thought
Compared with an average year, only 55% of Colorado River water is flowing from the Rocky Mountains down to Lake Powell on the Utah-Arizona line
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
Forrest Fenn, art dealer whose treasure sent hunters scouring the West, dies
Police confirmed Fenn died Monday of natural causes at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
How Colorado’s independent Wolf Creek ski area plans to navigate a coronavirus reopening
Unlike Vail Resorts, which last week announced a reservation system that requires pass holders to book high-season ski days well in advance, Wolf Creek is adjusting its pricing
Torrential storm, vibrations of holy energy arise from forbidden objects and places
In this excerpt, author John Nizalowski weaves an intricate tapestry, rich with detail, of ancient tradition that still speaks
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,
How a Colorado College professor became a lightning rod for controversy by starting a global garlic war
Stanley Crawford brought on controversy in 2014 when he agreed to file a complaint against Harmoni International Spice, an American company that is owned by Chinese exporter Zhengzhou Harmoni Spice
A chance visit to two historic grave sites set in motion the author’s wish to cast Billy the Kid in her fiction
Many writers had explored the gunfighter's life. Diana Holguin-Balogh's challenge was to do so in a way no one had before her.
An intimate bilingual encounter draws a storied gunfighter to a conflicted young woman
The steamy scene sets the stage for a work of historical fiction built around the exploits of Billy the Kid
A timeless story of hidden treasure led to another, tragic kind of search
This excerpt from writer Robert Sanchez's longform piece "Lost" typifies the exquisitely-told Colorado tales from this anthology of writing from 5280 magazine
The plan to protect the Colorado River still isn’t done. Now what?
Here's a look at river and the drought plan and why it matters
Excerpt: How museum collectors exploited Zuni poverty and damaged a civilization
In "Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits," author Chip Colwell explores the historical lust for artifacts and the fight to reclaim Native American culture