The 14,053-foot Culebra Peak is inside the Cielo Vista Ranch in Colorado's San Luis Valley. Ranch owner William Harrison has allowed peak baggers to summit the mountain, even as he fought in court to restrict the way that descendants of the people who settled the area before Colorado was a state access the land. On Dec. 18, 2018, Harrison said he was dropping his legal fight. (Photo provided by Mirr Ranch Group)

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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Wildlife roam where U.S. once made nuclear and chemical arms, like at Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Arsenal and Rocky Flats

An astonishing array of animals and habitats flourished on six obsolete weapons complexes — mostly for nuclear or chemical arms — because the sites banned the public and other intrusions for decades

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Fearing Tri-State could duck clean-energy goals, Colorado utilities commission files unprecedented protest

For the first time in at least 25 years, state regulators move to stop a migration, saying the interstate power provider has too much unfinished business here