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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Fort Collins police defend investigation in fatal shooting case, despite errors noted by prosecutors

Evidence problems stopped Finnegan Daly's family from securing a tougher sentence in the Colorado State University student's death

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Nearly 600 uncounted 2019 ballots have been found in a western Colorado county

The missing ballots would not have changed the results of any of the 2019 elections, Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters said