Shirley Romero-Otero, far left, outside the Colorado Supreme Court in Denver on Sept. 5, 2018 with students from Centennial High School in Costilla County. She brought the students to witness a state Appeals Court hearing over the access to the Cielo Vista Ranch by descendants of San Luis Valley settlers. (Meredith Turk, Special to The Colorado Sun)

New owner fighting to restrict access to private Cielo Vista Ranch by 5,000 descendants of the San Luis Valley’s earliest settlers

Texas owner tells Colorado Sun that people have built roads, buried trash, harvested timber in violation of 2002 state Supreme Court ruling.

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Aurora officials say water in Colorado is increasingly difficult to find. So they’ve tapped an inactive mine.

Like other Colorado cities, Aurora is searching for new sources as its population grows