The Gunnison Basin is experiencing drought much like the rest of the West. In this part of sagebrush country, work is underway to restore critical wetland habitat for the federally threatened Gunnison sage grouse and other species.
Drought in the West took a national stage as water leaders from seven states and two tribes testified in the house. They pushed for collaboration as supplies dwindle.
Sitting in front of a large computer monitor in the back of a Pilatus PC-12 airplane parked at the Centennial Airport, firefighter Adam Hanson says his work feels more important this year than it ever has before.
The Times-Call reports the postal worker, whose name has not been released, was shot in front of a group of neighborhood mailboxes in southwest Longmont on Wednesday afternoon.
Wednesday is National Fossil Day. The National Park Service has recognized this annual fossil celebration since 2010. This year, parts of Northern Colorado are joining the party for the first time. They are inspired by Pops the triceratops, who has been the official fossil of Weld County since the mid-1980s.
State experts concluded that the man charged with killing 10 people at a Colorado supermarket is not competent to stand trial but a judge granted prosecutors' request for his mental health to be evaluated a second time, according to court filings released Monday.
KUNC and the Mountain West News Bureau take an in-depth look at how an untold history of exclusion and racism in Western sundown towns haunts the region and affects residents of color today.
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Many institutions acknowledge that land they've built upon once belonged to Native peoples, but experts say some well-intentioned statements can actually do harm.
A coalition that includes the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe is calling on the federal government to declare an area in Nevada the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument.
Many American towns and metropolises have initiated unions with international locales – “sister cities,” where citizens travel to each others' hometowns and build cultural bridges. Rarely have local leaders considered such an arrangement with tribal nations, until now.
The West is facing a growing shortage of home care workers as the senior population booms and more people stay away from nursing homes as the pandemic drags on.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for a complicated groundwater case this week, which could have implications for the Mountain West. The case involves Mississippi alleging that Tennessee takes too much water from an aquifer that runs beneath both states. Several western states have argued against the suit, not wanting to further complicate water law between their states.
Our new podcast, The Colorado Dream: Career Education, examines how a small metro Denver school district is playing a greater role in training tomorrow's workforce.
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