Colorado

The once-perennial Gila River ebbs to an uncertain future
The once-perennial Gila River ebbs to an uncertain future
‘We are in uncharted territory.’
Could casitas help prevent displacement in the West’s cities?
Could casitas help prevent displacement in the West’s cities?
As the housing crisis worsens, advocates sound off on how to bring homes to the people.
Crowds swarm the public lands
Crowds swarm the public lands
Land managers and gateway communities struggle to keep up.
Five shots in Denver
Five shots in Denver
In 2013, anti-gang activist Terrance Roberts shot a man in the Holly, a historically Black neighborhood in Denver. What really happened that night?
A parched West heads into fire season
A parched West heads into fire season
Several types of drought are converging, and all are at or near record levels.
Solving the West’s housing crisis
Solving the West’s housing crisis
We need to care for the priced-out average worker or something is bound to break.
Captured methane can address climate change and offset electricity costs
Captured methane can address climate change and offset electricity costs
As coal mines continue to close, there’s a use for the greenhouse gas that continues seeping from operations.
There are no clear winners in the West’s water wars
There are no clear winners in the West’s water wars
As climate stressors raise the stakes, states put energy into litigation before conservation.
The Colorado town that became a transgender haven
The Colorado town that became a transgender haven
In ‘Going to Trinidad,’ histories illuminate — and obscure — the outcomes of gender transition.
A Colorado county provides a model for saving the West’s open spaces
A Colorado county provides a model for saving the West’s open spaces
A sales-tax funded program pays ranchers and farmers to not develop their land or sell their water rights.
A punchy cougar; wildlife comms; covid-safe hugs
A punchy cougar; wildlife comms; covid-safe hugs
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Mass shootings are a product of America’s violent culture
Mass shootings are a product of America’s violent culture
The bloodthirsty legacies of settler-colonialism and Western expansion endure today.
Can cloud seeding help the West’s drought?
Can cloud seeding help the West’s drought?
States consider weather modification to make it rain.
Energy companies have left Colorado with billions of dollars in oil and gas cleanup
Energy companies have left Colorado with billions of dollars in oil and gas cleanup
As the state tries to reform its relationship to drilling, an expensive task awaits.
Tired and inspired; wild new world; signs everywhere
Tired and inspired; wild new world; signs everywhere
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
This year’s deadly avalanche season
This year’s deadly avalanche season
Low snowfall has led to catastrophic conditions around the West.
Will the climate crisis tap out the Colorado River?
Will the climate crisis tap out the Colorado River?
Water availability is going from bad to worse in the seven states that rely on the drought-stricken river.
Western lawmakers lead a movement to protect natural hair
Western lawmakers lead a movement to protect natural hair
A recent wave of legislation fights for Black women’s right to wear natural styles and have safe hair products.
Should BLM be closer to Western communities or Congress?
Should BLM be closer to Western communities or Congress?
After a messy move, Biden’s Interior Department faces tough questions about where the agency should be headquartered.
Multipurpose microbes; therapeutic cows; a liberal’s passing
Multipurpose microbes; therapeutic cows; a liberal’s passing
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Pikas are adapting to climate change
Pikas are adapting to climate change
The resilient species is altering its behaviors in response to changing conditions.
Meet the gun-toting ‘Tenacious Unicorns’ in rural Colorado
Meet the gun-toting ‘Tenacious Unicorns’ in rural Colorado
How a transgender-owned alpaca ranch in Colorado foretells the future of the rural queer West.
Pro-Trump riots won’t stop the winds of political change blowing in the West
Pro-Trump riots won’t stop the winds of political change blowing in the West
What the D.C. insurgency meant for our regional conscience.
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