Western Slope

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

All of this snow is great, but it will likely be months before we know the impact on Colorado’s drought

Snowpack levels in arid southwest Colorado are below normal so far this year, though much better than at the same point in 2017

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Wine, peaches and CBD: Hemp fills gaps in the Western Slope’s orchards and vineyards

Tourists report the smell of change wafting over the region, but not all orchardmen have bought into the latest cash crop

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Fight over prices, renewable energy spurs second rural cooperative to leave Tri-State Generation

Delta-Montrose Electric Association votes to sell stock to raise cash to exit contract, following Taos, N.M., co-op that says it will save $70 million after paying breakup fee

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s hot summer of dry ditches and empty reservoirs has left distressed farmers sweating: Will it get worse?

The state is in the midst of the fourth-driest water year and the third-hottest summer in more than a century of record keeping

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

Pathbreaking transgender attorney Danyel Joffe’s work led to Colorado law compensating people wrongly convicted of crimes

Joffe, who died last month, relentlessly pursued DNA testing to free a man after 16 years in prison and sparked a change in the state's criminal justice system

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

The $44.2 million pitch: What Grand Junction is doing to land BLM’s headquarters — and what the chances are it will work

Grand Junction is not alone in seeking out the headquarters and faces some tough competition, perhaps even from within Colorado