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Hickenlooper Meets With Western States Governors To Discuss Drought

The governors of 10 Western states, including Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, began a three-day meeting Wednesday in Lake Tahoe to tackle drought and other problems that don’t respect state boundaries.

06/24/2015

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Federal Agencies Pledge Another $110 Million In Drought Aid

Federal agencies pledged another $110 million in aid Friday to help states struggling with the crippling drought after President Barack Obama talked to leaders from seven western states.

06/13/2015

Arapahoe Basin on Tuesday (credit: Glenn McReynolds)

As Storm Raises Flood Danger In Colorado, Kayakers & Skiers Play

Rain and snow from the latest Pacific storm to hit the West renewed the risk of flooding in Colorado on Tuesday while providing two seasons of fun for kayakers and skiers and some relief from the drought.

05/19/2015

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Despite Poor Snowpack, Good Planning Has Colorado Above Average For Water

It appears drought restrictions may not be necessary this year, according to Denver Water — despite water becoming a scarcity in the states to the west. Although the annual watering rules will still be in place.

04/07/2015

The Colorado River (credit: Shannon Cordingly/Eagle County Sheriff's Office)

Rocky Mountain Snow Offers Scant Encouragement To California

Drought-weary Californians can’t expect much encouragement from mountains elsewhere in the West: Snow that fills the Colorado River is lagging, too.

04/03/2015

Diana Webb took this photo on June 26 when the Waldo Canyon Fire exploded.

Snowpack Lowest In Colorado Since Deadly 2012 Wildfire Season

While there is still time for snow to accumulate in the mountains, the window of opportunity is closing fast.

03/31/2015

Coffee (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Six Food Favorites Affected By Climate Change

The effects of climate change are far-reaching, affecting not only weather, but more critical parts of human life such as food.

03/05/2015

Icy Water In NYC (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

America The Beautiful (And Freezing)

Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.

02/25/2015

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Colorado Mountain Snow Is Bright Spot During Drought In West

Snowpack in the mountain valleys where the Colorado River originates was only a little below normal on Wednesday, marking one of the few bright spots in an increasingly grim drought gripping much of the West.

02/18/2015

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Western Experts Gather For Regional Drought Forum

Experts from across the West are gathering in New Mexico to discuss the effects of drought on recreation and tourism.

01/28/2015

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