Gabi Freisl shows off a glass of water drawn from the tap of her Branson home on May 3, 2019. The small Colorado ranching town near the New Mexico border has to finance state-mandated improvements to their water delivery system and is exploring its options, including crowdfunding to raise the money to install a new water filtration technology designed and built in Rocky Ford. (Mike Sweeney, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Tiny Branson has plenty of water. But like other small rural delivery systems in Colorado, it must find a way to meet new state standards.

The southern Colorado town, population 55, now looks to another small hamlet for a solution -- and to crowdfunding to pay for it

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Idaho Springs voters will decide whether to recall Mayor Michael Hillman after signatures are verified

Recall backers collected about twice the number of signatures required. The recall election will be held in February, March or April

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BLM, citing public ire, demands intensive review of test bores before mine above Glenwood Springs can expand

Colorado River communities and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton want close scrutiny of plan to grow a limestone quarry that many worry could disrupt Glenwood Springs' tourism economy and harm its beloved hot springs