Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: People of color must be included in Colorado Water Plan decisions

Colorado is facing an unprecedented water crisis. In the midst of the worst megadrought in 1,200 years, hotter and drier conditions have fueled increasingly frequent and devastating wildfires. Water flows and reservoir levels in the Colorado River Basin have dropped so precipitously that the river’s ability to provide reliable water supplies, and support the electrical […]

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Opinion: Sending San Luis Valley water to Douglas County only postpones the inevitable

The state of water in Colorado is dire. You’ve seen the headlines: finite water resources are quickly dwindling in the face of climate change and increased demand. Stories about Lake Powell’s historically low storage level. Wildfires in December, then again in March. They all have driven conversations about drought and water management from family farms […]

Posted inEnvironment, Growth, Health, News, Politics and Government, Water

U.S. water chief praises Colorado River deal, but she also sees challenges

By Ken Ritter, The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — States in the U.S. West that have agreed to begin taking less water next month from the drought-stricken Colorado River got praise and a push for more action Thursday from the nation’s top water official. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman told federal, state and […]

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Colorado may legalize sports betting with Prop. DD. But a different gambling expansion didn’t make it.

In an overwhelming bipartisan vote, the General Assembly agreed to put a question before voters Tuesday to legalize sports betting. But in a little-noticed vote in this year’s legislative session, top Colorado lawmakers rejected a different request to expand state-sanctioned gambling. Colorado Voter Guide 2019: What you need to know about propositions CC and DD […]