Colorado’s snowpack is nearing the lowest it’s been in decades. The mild winter is bad news for powder skiers and snow-dependent businesses in the state. It’s also a concern for millions of people across the Southwest who depend on melting snow for their drinking water and farms.
Across much of Colorado, Utah, Montana and northern California, the snowpack is at less than half the average. There are concerns the skimpy snowpack won't fill the reservoirs and rivers. Millions of people depend on melting snow for their drinking water and farms.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife commissioners have voted unanimously to authorize limited oil and gas development within a state park east of Longmont. The decision giving the initial go ahead to Anadarko Petroleum’s controversial proposal at St. Vrain State Park follows nearly a year of review.