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Voters could decide on legal Colorado sports betting in November; tax revenue would go toward state’s water plan

If House Bill 1327 passes the legislature and is signed off on by voters later this year, sports betting in Colorado could be a thing by May 2020

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Congress OKs “pain-sharing agreement” to deal with Colorado River drought, starting water-use cuts across seven states

The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan was passed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, sending it to President Donald Trump’s desk

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Arizona will miss deadline for Colorado River drought plan that impacts water for millions, officials say

Missing the March 4 deadline could allow the federal government to step in and decide the rules

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Arizona joins Colorado River drought plan just before federal deadline in effort to keep reservoirs from draining too low

The nightmare scenario for Arizona, California, Nevada and Mexico — which draw from Lake Mead — is a phenomenon called "dead pool," in which the level of the lake's surface falls below the gates that let water out

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado, 5 other Western states are against a deadline for Colorado River drought plan

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation expects full agreement Thursday. If the deadline isn't met, the agency will ask states to weigh in on how the overtaxed river water should be allocated ahead of its shortage projections in August.

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Ouray’s iconic ice park has a plan for its future that could be a blueprint for other troubled Western wonders

Ouray Ice Park to remain volunteer-managed under new plan after a thorny proposal to shift management to the city. Fees for groups could become a model for pay-to-play in popular recreation areas.

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Tracking the Colorado River explains why it never quite makes it to the Sea of Cortez

In "Where the Water Goes," the author takes us on a tour from the river's headwaters to where it ends, in a sandy desert well short of its destination