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  • (Manmade) snow is for fighting over

    (Manmade) snow is for fighting over

    In an increasingly arid West, snow-making becomes a more important component of a ski area’s operating plan. But they need water to make snow, and getting it isn’t always easy.

  • 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.

  • A little wild

    Percentage of federally owned land and wilderness in Western states

  • A River Once More

    In Oregon, a revolutionary community alliance is working to put water – and steelhead trout – back into the Deschutes River

  • California strikes a water truce

    A landmark California water deal has Imperial Valley irrigators finally agreeing to sell Colorado River water to San Diego, without sacrificing the Salton Sea

  • 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.

  • Energy Colonizes the West

    Acres leased for drilling in the West

  • Failure of leadership, not a lack of water, dooms the Klamath River

    Only the federal government can find away to protect both salmon and farmers in the Northwest’s Klamath River watershed

  • Farmers and ranchers say city is stealing water

    In New Mexico, Alamogordo’s plan to build a desalinization plant and tap the Tularosa Basin aquifer has area ranchers and farmers worried

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