New Mexico to sue EPA, Colorado and mine companies over massive spill

By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— New Mexico officials said Thursday they plan to sue the federal government and the owners of two Colorado mines that were the source of a massive spill last year that contaminated rivers in three...

Water district fights for relaxed quality standard

By: ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com

For years, the Cherokee Metropolitan District has failed to meet one of its water quality standards, and the eastern El Paso County water district has proposed a change in state regulations to make it easier to...

Researchers: Small Colorado glacier could melt in 20 years

By: Dan Elliott, The Associated Press

DENVER — A small glacier in the mountains west of Boulder, Colorado, could disappear in about 20 years because of regional climate warming and drought, and similar thawing could be underway elsewhere in Colorado's...

Colorado College poll finds many in west worry more about water than economy

By: RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com

For many westerners, concerns over the future of water are as important as the economy and unemployment, according to results from Colorado College's 2016 Conservation in the West poll.

The sixth annual State...