Wildfire threats in Colorado and across the Southwest have been significantly dampened by the monsoon season, but national fire and climatology experts said Wednesday the region is still grappling with the long-term effects of drought.
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One woman died when a suburban Denver basement apartment flooded during the severe rain.
The congressional district's representative is making a case for the Western Slope.
Monsoon storms helped dampen fire concerns in BLM-managed public lands across the state.
The proposal would open up 95 percent of the area, almsot 8,000 acres, to oil and gas drilling.
A new CU Boulder study reveals more similarities than differences in how the parties view climate change issues.
In western Colorado, volunteers say they’re preparing to bring up to 5,000 gallons of water per day to a herd of 750 desperate horses.
Campfires are now only allowed in designated campfire rings in picnic areas and established campgrounds. Charcoal grills, wood fuel camp stoves and gas grills can also be used.
The plan is jarring for the development's opponents, who thought an earlier judge's decision closed the book on the development.
Each of the 260 orphaned wells will cost an average of $80,000 to clean up.
Study co-author Ivan Rudik said air quality warnings issued by parks and other government agencies may be causing the visitation drop.
A retired professor claims he has evidence of plutonium particles contaminating the refuge. Government lawyers counter that the EPA has since determined the area was safe.
While dry summers aren’t new, a winter and spring with little snow and rain have pushed parts of the state to get drier, faster.