July 11, 2022
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In Colorado farmers must enroll in a four-state program by March 1 if they want to get paid for fallowing their fields — perhaps the best option to plump up the Colorado River’s giant reservoirs, Mead and Powell.
Moab, Utah, gets just eight inches of rain per year, yet rainwater flooded John Weisheit’s basement last summer. Extremes are common in a desert. Rain and snow are rare, and a deluge can cause flooding.
Many Western states have declared they will achieve all-renewable electrical goals in just two decades.
At every Thanksgiving dinner, my family asks everyone around the table to say what they’re grateful for.
It’s a common story: Candace McNatt of Durango, in southern Colorado, kept losing bidding wars to buy a house. She finally settled on a tiny home of just 350 square feet.
Annette Choszczyk lives in rural western Colorado these days, but when she was a kid, the Highline Canal in Denver was her summer paradise.
It’s not always easy living in the rural West, with customs so entrenched that everybody takes them for granted.