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Water managers on the Colorado River are facing a unique moment. With a temporary fix to the river’s scarcity problem recently completed, talk has begun to turn toward future agreements to manage the water source for 40 million people in the southwestern U.S. 

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Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Colorado to campaign for his and President Donald Trump's re-election, as well as for Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner.

After Pence arrives at the Northern Colorado Regional Airport in Loveland late Monday morning, he is scheduled to appear at a luncheon for Gardner in Aurora.

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At 26.5 miles, Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the country. It began as a major thoroughfare during the Gold Rush, lined with lavish mansions of the area's elite. Later it became a haven for tourists with the mansions making way for motels and restaurants.

Over the years, Colfax Avenue lost some of its luster, becoming known more for crime, drugs and prostitution than its history.

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It’s pretty easy to tell that Jan Zabeil, the director of Three Peaks, has been a cinematographer until now. Three Peaks is his first feature as director, and visually it’s beautiful and often delicate, and also way ahead of other things like how he builds his story.

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Wyoming lawmakers are exploring the possibility of storing spent nuclear fuel rods to bolster the state budget as coal revenue becomes less reliable. Such storage would be temporary, they say, before the material is sent to a permanent repository. 

James Anderson, a state senator in Wyoming, says the gist would be to store containers of spent fuel at old uranium mines, but the idea is only half-baked. At this point, he and other legislators on a committee created to explore the issue are mostly compiling a list of questions.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have euthanized a bear after it broke into garages and vehicles across a residential neighborhood.

The Steamboat Pilot & Today reported Wednesday that Routt County officials put the bear down last week because it showed little fear toward Steamboat Springs residents.

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A temporary traffic pattern on U.S. 36 will allow commuters to travel from Boulder to Denver until the highway is rebuilt. A portion of the highway crumbled on July 12, creating a traffic nightmare.

Two new eastbound lanes were created on the undamaged westbound side of the highway and separated with concrete barriers.

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In a Denver ballroom filled with red "Make America Great Again" hats and hundreds of conservatives, Ann Howe doesn't appear daunted by the task of gathering hundreds of thousands of signatures to attempt to recall her governor.

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Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner had reeled in a big political fish.

A major government agency, the Bureau of Land Management, was moving to his state and marking a victory years in the making for one of the Senate's most vulnerable Republicans. But Gardner's moment of triumph rolled out Monday in the shadow of President Donald Trump's racist tweets calling for four congresswomen of color to "go back" to where they came from. Republicans, perhaps Gardner most of all, struggled to respond.

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The Mountain West has disproportionately high rates of depressive disorders and suicide. Researchers are trying to find out why. Turns out, the mountains themselves might have something to do with it.