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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The 38-year war over access to a San Luis Valley ranch, called Cielo Vista, could be nearing its end

“This is a unique opportunity in time to begin a new direction,” said William Harrison, the owner of Cielo Vista Ranch says, promising to work with locals to better define their historic right to access his land

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Colorado baker, central in U.S. Supreme back in court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation

Lawyers for Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, are suing to try to stop the state from taking action against him over the new discrimination allegation

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Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail stirs passions as final vote looms

The “high-priority” 83-mile trail will encounter highways, rivers and neighbors concerned about limiting the impact on wildlife and the environment as the state pursues a more expansive trail connection