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  • A Colorado newspaperman fights for his valley's water

    A Colorado newspaperman fights for his valley's water

    Bob Rawlings, publisher of the Pueblo Chieftain, has battled for decades to bring water to southeastern Colorado and, once it's there, to keep it no matter what.

  • A good idea – if you can get away with it

    A good idea – if you can get away with it

    Rainwater harvesting is against the law in many Western states, but folks in Utah, Colorado and Washington want to change that.

  • California's Tangled Water Politics

    California's Tangled Water Politics

    Will there ever be enough water in California's Bay Delta to satisfy farmers, keep fish alive and quench the thirst of millions of people?

  • California, here we come

    California has a lot to teach the Interior West – particularly about clean energy and water conservation

  • Colorado River states reach landmark agreement

    The seven states of the Colorado River Basin have come to a groundbreaking agreement that, among other things, will allow cities such as Las Vegas to lease water from out-of-state farms during times of drought

  • Colorado water diversions, urban and rural

    Colorado water diversions, urban and rural

    Colorado's Front Range and Western Slope communities and farms have always wrangled over the water produced high in the Rocky Mountains.

  • Death by a thousand wells

    Death by a thousand wells

    Unregulated domestic wells are straining water supplies in Washington’s Yakima Valley and throughout the West.

  • Dry to the bone

    Despite a relatively snowy winter here in western Colorado, the season itself seems to have shrunk, with spring arriving weeks earlier than it once did in a trend with ominous consequences for the desert Southwest, particularly Phoenix.

  • Federal budget deal slashes key community water funds

    Federal budget deal slashes key community water funds

    Federal budget cuts dry up the funding for crucial community water projects.

  • Harvesting the sky

    Thirsty Santa Fe, N.M., considers an innovative law requiring all new buildings to install rainwater-harvesting systems.

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