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Environmentalists are challenging a court ruling over whether water from the Rio Grande is properly accounted for and being used in beneficial ways as it flows through New Mexico's most populated region.

They say the state's top water manager needs to do more to reduce use in the Middle Rio Grande Valley, but irrigation officials say they're already doing the best they can as years of drought have strained resources.

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Colorado Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is banking on his wealth, entrepreneurial experience and anti-Donald Trump sentiment as he seeks to win over independents in his quest to succeed term-limited centrist Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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Early winter weather across Colorado might help draw to a close this year's busy fire season.

The Denver Post reports freezing temperatures and early snow hit the mountains, dampening one of the state's worst wildfire seasons.

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Chief Justice John Roberts is referring ethics complaints against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to federal judges in Colorado and neighboring states.

The complaints deal with statements Kavanaugh made during his confirmation hearings. They were filed originally with Kavanaugh's old court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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Colorado's program for parents, students and teachers to report potential school threats or violence has seen a substantial increase in reports related to suicide, surpassing bullying as the leading reason students contact the program.

The Safe2Tell program received nearly 2,800 reports related to suicide threats during the 2017-18 school year, increasing from the more than 300 reports received in the 2011-12 school year, The Denver Post reported .

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Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state battleground tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a decision on another White House bid.

The packed October schedule marks the Vermont independent's most extensive stretch of campaigning since the 2016 presidential race. It will include stops in Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada, home to crucial early contests on the 2020 primary calendar.

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Wildlife officials are asking for the public's help to determine what caused thousands of fish to die in a northern Colorado river.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking if anyone noticed changes in water quality or fish behavior on the Poudre River between Sept. 19 and Sept. 21.

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The U.S. Forest Service has partnered with the city of Glenwood Springs to offer a seasonal shuttle service and a year-round reservation system to a popular Colorado tourist destination.

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Dozens of advocacy groups from the U.S. and Latin America are asking the FBI to share information from a DNA database to help identify remains among thousands of migrants who have perished along the U.S.-Mexico border.

But U.S. officials said Friday they are hamstringed by a federal law limiting access to the database.

They pledged to continue talks on sharing forensic information and efforts to identify the missing during a field hearing Friday of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Boulder, Colorado.

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The FBI’s probe into allegations of sexual assault directed at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is finished. But frustration surrounding the investigation is growing.

This past Sunday, two agents spoke to Boulder resident Deborah Ramirez for two hours about an alleged incident of sexual misconduct during their time as students at Yale. She also provided the FBI a list of 20 witnesses.

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