Ellen Malan, of Denver, relaxes at Gross Reservoir outside Boulder on July 1, 2019. Denver Water is planning a major expansion of the reservoir that will increase height of the Gross Reservoir Dam by 131 feet and water storage by 77,000 acre-feet. Local residents and environmental groups are fighting against the expansion due to concerns about environmental impacts and the lack of conservation efforts. (Chris Schneider, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Controversy over Denver Water’s Gross Reservoir expansion offers a glimpse into water woes in the West

Raising the 55-year-old dam near Boulder is essential to keep a stable water supply in a changing climate, utility says. Residents insist conservation could be just as effective.

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Health Primary category in which blog post is published

A condition called aphasia makes language difficult. This CU therapy group seeks to change the narrative — through “applied theater.”

About a dozen clients at the university’s clinic have launched rehearsals of their own interpretation of “The Wizard of Oz.” Already, the experience is stretching their abilities.

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Colorado mountain biking program teaches girls to conquer trails, with an eye toward helping in other parts life

The Cycle Effect brings the recreation and competition of affluent mountain communities to traditionally underserved residents -- with payoff for perseverance

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A deeper look at the Colorado money race ahead of 2020: Who raised the most and where it came from

John Hickenlooper gets boost from national Democrats as Andrew Romanoff holds steady in the primary for U.S. Senate