Industrial hemp grows on a farm in Montrose County, where there are about 31 registered growers cultivating the cousin to marijuana in 50 fields.(William Woody, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Wine, peaches and CBD: Hemp fills gaps in the Western Slope’s orchards and vineyards

Tourists report the smell of change wafting over the region, but not all orchardmen have bought into the latest cash crop

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After facing U.S. Supreme Court criticism, Colorado’s civil rights division blasted by auditor as slow, not transparent

The Colorado auditor’s office found that the “division is slow to investigate complaints and the commission operates in a manner that is not transparent"

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Colorado’s reinsurance program could fall $50 million short next year, according to health insurer estimates

State wouldn’t be on the hook for cost overruns, but they could cause insurers to raise rates again for 2021