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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In crowded 2020 Democratic field, a clear top tier emerges. Colorado’s candidates are not in it.

Even with six months to go in the campaign, strict debate standards and cash flow issues are separating the candidates

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More than a third of Colorado high school graduates need extra help to do college work

Students of color, students from low-income families, and women are all more likely to be assessed as needing developmental education

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BLM will move 27 jobs from Washington to Grand Junction, 54 more to Lakewood as part of HQ relocation

While the job number for Grand Junction might not be eye-popping, the people who are slated to move there are top-level brass