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How will Western water be affected by climate change? A tiny Colorado flower may have the answer

Researchers are scouring the landscape near Crested Butte to gather data and inform climate computer models used around the world

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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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Colorado’s first seasonal avalanche death illustrates how many fatal slides happen during lower danger levels

Michelle Lindsay, a 29-year-old from Fort Collins, was killed while she was backcountry skiing on Cameron Pass west of Fort Collins on Dec. 8

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Colorado is the most dangerous state for avalanches, with death toll far surpassing other states

During the 2018-19 season, the state recorded 4,273 slides including 92 that caught people on their way down

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An army of Xcel workers — pilot light by pilot light — work to reheat a tiny San Luis Valley town

Xcel Energy’s emergency response went off without a hitch after a major gas line equipment failure left 800 households in the cold. But there was still wood-fired pizza for dinner.

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After 24 years and facing foreclosure, Granby Ranch ski area’s owner is surrendering the resort

Marise Cipriani walks away from her Grand County resort, saying a lender nixed a deal to sell as the town of Granby grows impatient over long-delayed road repairs

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Colorado’s snowy winter and wet spring were a boon to the state’s reservoirs. These satellite photos show it.

At the start of August, Colorado reservoirs were at 80% their capacity. A year ago, their fill ratio was just 60%.

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2 women die Friday in Gunnison Basin, bringing Colorado’s spring runoff death toll to at least 5

A Colorado Springs woman, Roberta Sophia Rodriguez, is also missing in the South Fork of the Rio Grande

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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.