Snowpack levels statewide are 70 percent compared to average. Conditions are worst in the southwest part of the state.
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Jonathan Thompson places the Gold King Mine spill within the long history of mining and pollution in Southwest Colorado.
Just in time for this year's busy season, most tourists will no longer be able to drive to the summit.
A mining company accused the agency of letting untreated mine wastewater get into the Animas River.
The $35 fee applies mostly in the West: Yellowstone, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Mount Rainier, Rocky Mountain and Grand Teton parks, among others.
Most of Colorado also is under severe drought and almost all of the Texas Panhandle is seeing extreme drought or worse conditions.
The renewable energy market in Colorado, and the nation, is strong and growing. Will it stay that way with a fossil-fuel-focused president?
The allegation was made by Sunnyside Gold Corp., which is fighting the EPA over who should pay for a potentially costly groundwater study.
The company shut down hundreds of wells after an April 2017 explosion killed two people in Firestone.
But even if the war is over, the long-term economic outlook for the industry isn't good.
CPR News found a common practice designed to let oil and gas companies maintain ownership of old holdings.
Colorado School of Public Health researchers looked at levels of harmful benzene and other hydrocarbons released into the air from oil and gas wells and infrastructure.
CPR’s Grace Hood and Ben Markus have been reporting this story all year, and tell Colorado Matters about what’s changed in Firestone.
Westmoreland has 14 mines and a power plant in the U.S. and Canada, faces declining demand and is more than $1 billion in debt.
Mark Martinez and his brother-in-law Joe Irwin, both 42 years old, were killed in the Firestone blast. Martinez’ wife Erin was seriously injured.