Chris Becker of Georgetown, Texas, fills a container at the Gillette Flats natural artesian spring Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Efforts are underway to keep the spring open along Colorado 67 on the way to Cripple Creek. (Mark Reis, Special to The Colorado Sun)

The fierce fight over an artesian spring in southern Colorado provides a glimpse of coming water wars

The state says the spring at Gillette Flats in Teller County breaks the law. Locals say they depend on it.

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Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes, seize more than 800 marijuana plants in years-long operation targeting black market pot

State and federal officials said the nearly three-year investigation showed that illegal marijuana trafficking mushroomed after voters approved recreational use in 2012

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After growing up in proximity to military contamination, author felt moved to examine how lands were converted to wildlife refuge

David Havlick's field work sent him all over the world -- including pedaling through central Europe and researching militarized sites in Japan