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Southwestern states agree on plan to manage overtaxed Colorado River

DENVER – Seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River have reached landmark agreements on how to manage the waterway amid an unprecedented drought, including a ...

Agency recommends reclassifying razorback from endangered to threatened

DENVER – Another rare Colorado River fish has been pulled back from the brink of extinction, wildlife officials said Thursday, the second comeback this year for a species unique to the South...

Court upholds protection for rare bird in Colorado, Utah

DENVER – A rare bird found only in Colorado and Utah will stay on the endangered species list, at least for now, a U.S. district judge said Friday. The judge upheld a 2014 decisio...

Court upholds protection for rare bird in Colorado, Utah

DENVER – A rare bird found only in Colorado and Utah will stay on the endangered species list, at least for now, a U.S. district judge said Friday. The judge upheld a 2014 decisio...

Former Colorado nuke site opens to public as wildlife refuge

DENVER – Cyclists and hikers explored a newly opened wildlife refuge at the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado on Saturday, while a protester in a gas mask brought signs warn...

Former nuclear weapons site opens to public

DENVER – The U.S. Interior Department said Friday it will go ahead with plans to open a wildlife refuge at the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado, after briefly putting the o...

Top Colorado Democrats object to Trump plans for oil and gas drilling

DENVER – Top Colorado Democrats on Tuesday accused the Trump administration of rushing to open public lands to oil and gas drilling without giving the public nearly enough time to comment. ...

Colorado objects to Trump administration’s public land rules

DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Tuesday the Trump administration is not giving the public nearly enough time to comment on plans to drill for oil and gas on vast tracts of publ...

Odds of shortage increase for vital river in Southwest

Chance of a shortfall in Lake Mead rises to 57 percent

Colorado says it has cut methane leaks as Trump eases U.S. rules

State’s inspection program began in 2014

Proposal to curb oil, gas drilling gets on ballot

DENVER – A contentious proposal to tightly restrict the location of new oil and gas wells in Colorado attracted more than enough petition signatures to qualify for the November ballot, elect...

Odds of shortage increase for vital river in Southwest

DENVER – The drought-stressed Colorado River carried even less water than expected this summer, increasing the odds of a shortage in the vital river system in 2020, federal water managers sa...