Colorado News Collaborative (COLab)

Colorado Reservoirs Down 25 Percent as Drought Persists

Oct 15, 2020
Jerd Smith, Fresh Water News

Colorado’s reservoirs are a quarter lower than they were last year at this time, as hot, dry, summerlike conditions continue into the fall. And as Sarah Kuta with Fresh Water News reports, a La Niña winter could split the state, with the northern mountains getting most of the snow.

To Combat COVID, Fort Lewis College Embraces Navajo Principle of Kinship

Oct 11, 2020

Colleges around the nation are struggling to reopen safely. Fort Lewis College in Durango has turned to Navajo students in its public health program to develop a plan that resonates with cultural values around mutual responsibility.

Test of Colorado Mail Finds Delivery is Timely - Most of the Time

Sep 29, 2020
Austin Colbert/The Aspen Times

Reports of slower mail delivery times nationally and across Colorado since mid-summer are causing concern as more voters than ever plan to vote by mail in the Nov. 3 election, to avoid coronavirus exposure. But an unscientific experiment by the Colorado News Collaborative over the past month found little to be concerned about in the Centennial State.

Got Voting Questions? We've Got Answers!

Sep 15, 2020

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, but registered voters in Colorado will receive mail-in ballots after Oct. 9. With national concern about the veracity of mail-in ballots, Colorado has become a focal point. Colorado began statewide vote by mail in 2013, although some counties used it before that.

The Colorado Media Project has announced that KSUT Public Radio has been accepted as part of the 2020 COVID-19 Informed Communities Project.  The grant award of $5,000 supports KSUT's active participation in COLab’s COVID-19 Coverage Network, ensuring that more local news about the COVID-19 health crisis and economic recovery is reaching the diverse community it serves.