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Business Primary category in which blog post is published

An early freeze loomed for Colorado’s grapes, but wine drinkers’ evolving taste is the real threat

As varieties like riesling — which grows well in the Grand Valley — fall out of fashion, wine grape growers are in a delicate balance of supply and demand.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Taking a hit: Colorado school districts grapple with insuring against hail

It’s one example of the often-forgotten expenses school districts incur outside of the classroom.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Gunnison’s farm season has grown by 28 days. The proof is in “Barometer” Bartleson’s weather records.

118 years of data crunched by weather “backcaster” tells a climate story that plenty of people in the high-mountain valley are talking about.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Cory Gardner’s science award led some to cry foul over climate change. Here’s why that’s notable for 2020.

Colorado's Republican senator says he believes climate change is real and caused by humans, but environmental groups say his voting record suggests otherwise

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

Drought has revealed for the first time a Colorado town flooded to build a reservoir. And scientists expect to see it again.

All of the town of Iola has been revealed for the first time since it was inundated in 1966, but water experts say they expect it to happen again and again as the effects of climate change worsen