Colorado River Compact

  • Lawmakers hope to ease banking regulations in marijuana industry
  • Coloradans pay higher insurance costs due to overcharges of medicaid
  • Water managers debate future of Colorado River Compact

  • Capitol Coverage of new driving regulations for I70 corridor during winter
  • Accidental wetland created in Colorado River Delta
  • Colorado River Compact states worked for years on Drought Mitigation plan

  • Delta County Commissioners approve resolution, 2nd Amendment Preservation status
  • Colorado River Compact states reach agreement on drought mitigation plans
  • Moms in Colorado are protesting possible EPA rollbacks on mercury regulations

  • New oil and gas regulations causing strong debate on both sides
  • Feature story on Arizona and California failure to meet drought deadline
  • Controversial bill that would end death penalty in state taken up again
  • EPA officials working to clean up drinking water in El Paso County

  • Paonia water emergency moves into its third week
  • Paonia water system expected to slowly start recharging today
  • Two Colorado River Compact states fail to meet key deadline
  • Controversial sex bill making its way through state house
  • Patients charged with huge medical bills look for help

  • Capitol Coverage of Governor John Hickenlooper's pardons
  • Luke Runyon reports on the water management conference in Las Vegas
  • Secretary Zinke's resignation welcome news to environmental groups in West


KVNF News speaks with KUNC reporter Luke Runyon, who uses a grant to fund year round coverage of the Colorado River and the effects of drought in the Southwest. In this Local Motion, we talk about this past year in Colorado River history, playing some old stories and talking about some new ones.

  • Interior Secretary comments on record wildfire season in West
  • Despite early snowfall, drought lingers in Colorado River Basin
  • State Democrats voice thoughts on Nancy Pelosi as Speaker
  • Longstanding Colorado River Compact likely not to be renegotiated