Aurora and Colorado Springs replaced the 1964 Homestake Project diversion on the Arkansas River below Granite with a fish ladder on river right, a spillway for flood-level flows in the middle and a boat chute allowing raft passage. The $9.1 million project allows rafts to safely navigate the entire Arkansas River from Leadville to Cañon City for the first time since the mid-1960s. (Zach Mahone, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Fish ladders and boat chutes part of a massive dam rebuild on the Arkansas River

In the process of rebuilding a diversion to get river water to thirsty cities, Colorado Springs and Aurora collaborated with wildlife, environmental and recreational interests for ambitious infrastructure upgrade

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Colorado has the highest teen vaping rate in the country. Why hasn’t it seen more cases of lung illness?

The state Health Department has a team of epidemiologists hunting for answers -- and overlooked cases

Conservationists hope to tap Land and Water Conservation Fund to preserve land and water on Sweetwater

  Historic Sweetwater Lake and 488 acres of land around it has been in the sights of residential developers, but could be saved for public access