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All signs are pointing to a dry start to 2021 across much of the Colorado River watershed, which provides water to about 40 million people in the Western U.S.

A lack of precipitation from April to October made this spring, summer and fall one of the region’s driest six-month periods on record. And with a dry start to winter, river forecasters feel more pessimistic about the chances for a drought recovery in the early part of 2021.

Daniel Rayzel / KSJD

The first doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine have been given to health care workers at Southwest Health System, nearly nine months after the first COVID-19 case was identified in Montezuma County.

David Zalubowski / AP Photo, Pool

The nine members of Colorado's electoral college, like their counterparts across the country, met Monday at the state Capitol to cast their votes in the 2020 presidential election.

There were no surprises at the Electoral College ceremony in Colorado, where more than 55% of voters chose Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the country’s next president and vice president.

Government workers in Colorado are busy this month building the new websites and application forms that will let residents get their share of more than $240 million in coronavirus relief approved by lawmakers during a special session.

“This stuff is working at breakneck speed, so we’re working as quickly as we can to get this up,” said Brett McPherson, a spokesman for the Department of Local Affairs.

Austin Cope / KSJD

Three members of the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District Board signed a petition supporting a district-funded recall election for Lance McDaniel, the school board member representing District A, according to an open records request filed by KSJD News.

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