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.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published
Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Coronavirus has led to record crowds on Colorado’s public lands and plenty of “knucklehead” situations

Land managers say they’ve seen it all recently: Coals abandoned in fresh fire pits. Shooting in the dark. Pushing OHVs beyond trails. Walking on that log at Hanging Lake. Don't be that guy: put out fires, know the rules, have backup plans and be prepared.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Cory Gardner starts the U.S. Senate contest in negative territory. And the reason why is simple.

The Republican incumbent’s approval rating hit its high mark in 2017 and fell ahead of the race against Democrat John Hickenlooper, a new analysis shows

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

The Colorado attorney general’s review of Elijah McClain’s death is unprecedented. Here’s how it may go.

Experts say this appears to be the first time a Colorado governor has asked the attorney general’s office to serve as a special prosecutor on a case already decided on by a district attorney