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  • Farmers agree to tax those who deplete groundwater

    Farmers agree to tax those who deplete groundwater

    Amid drought and climate change in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, farmers vote for a new approach to rein in their overpumping of groundwater.

  • Drought forces a new era of agricultural water conservation

    Drought forces a new era of agricultural water conservation

    Whether converting open ditches into pipelines or fallowing fields, farmers and ranchers in the West are being forced to change the ways they use water as climate-induced drought tightens its grip.

  • In a rural Colorado valley, old-fashioned print news lives on

    In a rural Colorado valley, old-fashioned print news lives on

    The Saguache Crescent prints on an ancient letterpress machine, no computers necessary.

  • A poet’s novel of the San Luis Valley

    In Rise, Do Not Be Afraid, poet Aaron Abeyta explores the lives of the people who lived and loved in the long-lost town of Santa Rita in Colorado’s remote San Luis Valley

  • Energy exporters: Stay out of the San Luis Valley

    Energy exporters: Stay out of the San Luis Valley

    Xcel and Tri-State have overly ambitious plans for massive solar energy development in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.

  • Fear in the Valley

    Following a high-profile raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, undocumented farmworkers in Colorado’s San Luis Valley live in fear

  • At home in the valley

    In The San Luis Valley: Sand Dunes and Sandhill Cranes, Susan Tweit explores a remarkable Colorado landscape

  • The Latest Bounce

    White Pine County, Nev., seeks federal help to fight Las Vegas groundwater grab; fired workers suddenly regain jobs at National Renewable Energy Laboratory; marijuana is Washington’s No. 8 agricultural product

  • Reweaving the river

    Local ranchers and farmers in southern Colorado’s San Luis Valley are working to restore the Alamosa River, site of the infamous Summitville mine cyanide spill

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