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Deal inked to save Colorado water

Water suppliers from the four largest communities served by the Colorado River have finalized an agreement to prop up the drought-stricken river by paying cities, farms and industrial operations to cut their use.

Feds to help keep bistate sage grouse off threatened list

The Obama administration is launching an effort to accelerate protection of sage grouse along the California-Nevada line with $31 million in spending through 2024 to help ranchers and others improve habitat in what one top official says might be the best, last chance to keep the bistate population off the list of threatened species.