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When in drought: States take on urgent negotiations to avoid Colorado River crisis 14.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After years of sustained drought, water managers along the Colorado River system are renegotiating water cutbacks to seven Western states, hoping to avoid more drastic shortages in the future.
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Truck fire in southbound lanes of I-25 shuts down highway south of Arapahoe Road 11.7.2018 Denver Post: Local
The southbound lanes of Interstate 25 have been shut down at Arapahoe Road by a semi-truck fire.
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Feds back off push to open land near Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, Great Sand Dunes for oil and gas development 11.7.2018 Denver Post: Local
Federal Bureau of Land Management officials on Tuesday delayed a push to open 18,316 acres in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve for oil and gas development, saying they will first honor a Navajo Nation request for consultation.
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Colorado wildfire update: Spring Creek Fire 70 percent contained, San Juan National Forest to take over 416 Fire on Tuesday 9.7.2018 Denver Post: Local
Over a dozen wildfires are burning across the state and one new fire broke out in Eagle County, but other fires saw increased containment Sunday. Here's a compilation of the most prominent fires in Colorado.
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An all-female scouting troop of refugees in Aurora is defying stereotypes and expanding horizons 30.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
This group of girls just like many other teenagers, with one exception – they’re an all-female refugee scouting troop. Venturing crew, part of Boy Scouts of America, is one of only of its kind in U.S.
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Colorado wildlife officials save bear cub whose feet were burned in 416 fire; blaze is 41,617 acres 29.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
Her feet severely burned and her mother nowhere in sight, firefighters rescued a bear cub injured in the 416 fire burning outside of Durango last week.
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Firm prepares to mine land previously protected as national monument 21.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The land used to be within the boundary of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah. President Trump slashed the protected acreage by nearly half last year.
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Rainy weather halts growth of 416 wildfire near Durango 19.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
For the first time since it started June 1, the 416 fire did not increase in size Monday, authorities said.
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Weekend rains slow but don’t extinguish 416 fire north of Durango 18.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Steady weekend rains in southwest Colorado kept the 416 fire from growing much, but the storm wasn't enough to knock it out.
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PHOTOS: An aerial view of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve 15.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
Environmental groups are opposing proposed oil and gas drilling on parcels touching the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area, and as close as one mile from the boundary of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve near Alamosa. Flight for aerial photos was provided by Eco Flight on June 13, 2018. 
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416 fire grows to 32,959 acres, containment rises to 18 percent 15.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
An ever-growing number of firefighters are battling the 416 fire north of Durango as it continues to scorch its way through the San Juan National Forest, authorities say.
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Weather specialist added to 416 wildfire crew as lightning, Tropic Storm Bud loom 14.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
Firefighters battling 416 fire add meteorologist equipped with sophisticated atmospheric gear to gauge the potential danger of expected lightning strikes.
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Fire and drought close forests in Colorado and New Mexico 12.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In southwestern Colorado, residents of more than 2,000 homes have been ordered to evacuate, and the San Juan National Forest is closed to visitors due to extreme risks.
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Wildfire that sparked a declaration of a state of local disaster in La Plata County reaches San Juan National Forest 2.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
A fire that began burning 10 miles north of Durango on Friday has forged a path into the San Juan National Forest overnight into Saturday, along with prompting evacuations and the declaration of a state of local disaster in the unincorporated areas of La Plata County.
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Desert Bees Have Figured Out Something We’re All Going Need To Learn 25.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A cluster of leafcutter bees are foraging for nectar and pollen on an unseasonably hot May morning in Bandelier National Monument, in northern New Mexico. Tiny, with few bright markings, they don’t look like bees at first—more like dark-colored buzzy insects. But […]
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Navajo Nation, EPA question plan to open land near Great Sand Dunes for oil, gas drilling 25.5.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
A federal push to open some of Colorado's most pristine and delicate high country to oil and gas drilling -- land near two sacred Navajo mountains touching the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness --  faces growing opposition.
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How Trial by Skype Became the Norm in Immigration Court 21.5.2018 Mother Jones
Tess Feldman stood in an empty San Francisco courtroom, facing a three-foot-wide television screen. “Good morning!” she shouted toward a camera connected to the TV. “Can you hear me?” A stunned-looking man in an orange prison jumpsuit appeared on screen. An inmate at the Mesa Verde Detention Facility in Bakersfield, California, nearly 300 miles away, he […]
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Hours after Texas incident, another deadly shooting after high school graduation in Georgia 19.5.2018 Washington Post
Hours after Texas incident, another deadly shooting after high school graduation in Georgia
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True grit in the modern American West: 'The Last Cowboys' by John Branch 10.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The 1,200 acres the Wright family owns in Utah, just shy of Zion National Park, can’t alone support their hundreds of cows. To keep the herd growing — as many as 4 pounds a day per head, in peak season — the family leases close to 20,000 acres from the federal government. But developers are coming...

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Scientists hope bug experiment fattens Colorado River fish 1.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Any great fishing hole depends on the health and well-being of its bugs.
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