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Colorado’s rivers are starting to swell — but there are still feet of snow left to melt in the high country

Snowpack levels in some of the state’s river basins remain at about 50% of their peak. A man was killed rafting the Eagle River last week.

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Colorado’s drought is at its lowest level in at least 19 years

The U.S. Drought Monitor released a report Thursday showing that just roughly eight square miles in Colorado -- or 0.01 percent of the state -- is under abnormal dryness. And that might just be from a map-drawing error.

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Colorado’s drought situation continues to improve, with just 11% of the state under dry conditions

Snowpack still is at 155% of average and the slow melt is allowing more water to be captured in reservoirs drawn nearly dry last year

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Colorado’s snowpack delivered an epic ski season. Now it’s rafters’ turn — even if they’re a little nervous

Snow that piled up this winter could come rushing down too fast and too fierce for river fun

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Snow tires, chains or AWD are required on I-70 when it’s snowy. But motorists could soon need them all winter long

Colorado could soon make its temporary traction law into an all-winter-long, snow-or-shine rule on Interstate 70 from Morrison to Glenwood Canyon. Checkpoints might be used for enforcement.

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Guides’ familiarity with terrain, underestimating danger possibly had role in fatal Jones Pass avalanche

Hans Berg, a photographer and guide with Empire-based Powder Addiction snowcat skiing, was killed March 7 in a massive slide that broke trees “like popsicle sticks”

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Colorado drought levels drop by half in a week; governor declares snowpack is “epic”

The U.S. Drought Monitor reported on Thursday that there is no more extreme or exceptional drought conditions in the state, which plagued the Four Corners region after the dry 2018 winter and summer

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Crawling around Colorado’s mountains, personal snowcats are becoming so ubiquitous they even have a jamboree

Today, snowcats are selling as high-end RVs on snow, with an entry-level, four-seat Tucker starting around $125,000

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Avalanche slams into home of southwest Colorado sheriff, injuring him and two of his children

Tuesday's slide comes amid a stretch of historic avalanche conditions in Colorado that buried roads, shuttered ski areas and left three men dead