Colorado

One in 30 wells in the West failed in recent years
One in 30 wells in the West failed in recent years
New research shows just how many wells ran dry between 2013 and 2015.
A hard look at history’s bitter truths and selective memory
A hard look at history’s bitter truths and selective memory
Statues should offer more comprehensive interpretations of past events.
Interpreting Trump’s pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Interpreting Trump’s pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Arpaio traumatized vulnerable Americans by abusing his power over them.
Laundry at Old Faithful; Death Cafés; Dumpsters in the wind
Laundry at Old Faithful; Death Cafés; Dumpsters in the wind
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
A military legacy loosens its grip on a landscape
A military legacy loosens its grip on a landscape
Plans for Colorado’s Camp Hale balance restoration and commemoration.
Border and immigration agents have too much power
Border and immigration agents have too much power
In July, ICE sent German foreign exchange students back home.
Owls stuck in toilets; Otter attacks tuber; Mr. Mayor: Stubbs the cat
Owls stuck in toilets; Otter attacks tuber; Mr. Mayor: Stubbs the cat
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Colorado’s biggest methane emitter may get a discount
Colorado’s biggest methane emitter may get a discount
In exchange, the state asks a coal mine to trap its gas—but the BLM won’t require it.
Money-for-water programs work — but for how long?
Money-for-water programs work — but for how long?
In the Colorado River Basin, a pilot project wins over skeptical farmers and ranchers.
A human head for a bear’s snack; lost in the wild; a dog returns home
A human head for a bear’s snack; lost in the wild; a dog returns home
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Forest Service confronts a popular hot springs’ overuse
Forest Service confronts a popular hot springs’ overuse
Rangers tackle the conundrum of protecting loved-to-death wilderness.
The days of $10 senior National Park passes are ending
The days of $10 senior National Park passes are ending
And seniors are rushing to get one before they’re gone.
How farmers can help keep salt out of the Colorado River
How farmers can help keep salt out of the Colorado River
The solution to a basin-wide problem may fall to individual irrigators.
What would the rural West do without volunteer firefighters?
What would the rural West do without volunteer firefighters?
Small-town firefighters are often first responders to some of the biggest blazes.
A gang of goats; Western weed booms; crow funerals
A gang of goats; Western weed booms; crow funerals
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
A wild sanity dance through the Rockies
A wild sanity dance through the Rockies
Dancers and artists inspired by Wallace Stegner celebrate the geography of hope.
Why so many hate crime victims choose not to report
Why so many hate crime victims choose not to report
A Colorado study examines the experiences of victims.
The political right and left are stuck in polarizing myths
The political right and left are stuck in polarizing myths
Neighbors in a small Colorado town are splintered, but neither are correct.
Denver to get more water from the Colorado River
Denver to get more water from the Colorado River
Colorado’s largest water supplier makes a big ask — and a bold promise — with demand for water.
Death and dying are different in the West
Death and dying are different in the West
The rugged individualist mentality of the region extends to medical aid in dying.
Drilling threatens Dinosaur National Monument — again
Drilling threatens Dinosaur National Monument — again
Old public-lands battles are rekindled as Interior prioritizes oil and gas.
Crime-fighting squirrels; an undead columnist; voracious jackrabbits
Crime-fighting squirrels; an undead columnist; voracious jackrabbits
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
One grid to rule them all
One grid to rule them all
And in the darkness, bind them: The West’s bid for one big electric grid.