For the past two weeks, the area around Colorado Springs has been besieged by tumbleweeds. Piles of the dessicated, rolling shrubs have clogged streets and yards, trapping residents at home in at least one case. For farmers, the plants have choked off irrigation ditches, the piles of tinder-dry shr ... More >>
The hottest summer on record could also be one of the driest. At the end of June, Governor John Hickenlooper requested that much of this dry, dry state be declared a federal disaster area because of "drought, low snow pack, excessive heat, and high winds" that had started on January 1...with no end ... More >>
Wild horse activists managed to block the complete removal of a small but hardy herd of mustangs in northwest Colorado this week. Bureau of Land Management officials contend that severe drought conditions require roundup and removal of the West Douglas herd, for its own well-being -- but opponents s ... More >>
Denver Parks + Recreation
Xeriscaping can turn dry, brown yards into green retreats.
The Women's Open beckons to fans of all stripes.
Someone's stealing Otero County's water. Who it is depends on where you live.
Rant of the week
Whose glass is half full?
As one greenkeeper shows, adapting to the drought is just par for his golf course.
Skeptics say dowsers are all wet. But Greg Storozuk believes.
As the South Platte flows out of Colorado, the water wars continue.
Out on the plains, water is Colorado's most liquid asset.
Even in the best of times, farmers and developers fight for Colorado's water. And this summer's drought is far from the best of times.
As spring melts into summer, water users along the St. Vrain could find themselves up the creek.
Kansas farmers say their weather-modification program causes rain. Colorado farmers say it causes trouble.