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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Colorado needs affordable housing. The state owns land. Can this combination work?

Gov. Jared Polis is urging the State Land Board to address housing shortage for teachers, part of a campaign promise he made

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As Colorado nears 100% broadband access, funds for rural support shrink

86% of Colorado's rural communities now have fast internet, but only because of public subsidies. Now the flow of money toward grants is slowing.

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Who Colorado donors support the most in the 2020 presidential race

About 7,000 Colorado residents made donations to Donald Trump or Democratic rivals, a Colorado Sun analysis shows