Gary Boyce's property Rancho Rosado sold to Sean Tonner of Renewable Water Resources after Boyce died. Tonner's company is planning a $600 million pipeline to bring water from the San Luis Valley to the Front Range. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

As metro Denver grows, another caller wants to tap the vast aquifer under the San Luis Valley

Politically well-connected Renewable Water Resources has Gov. Bill Owens in its court, but a coalition of water warriors has fended off two other attempts

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A procrastinator’s guide to buying health insurance in Colorado

Health insurance shoppers have until Dec. 15 to buy coverage that will kick in Jan. 1. Open enrollment for plans starting later lasts through Jan. 15.

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After 24 years and facing foreclosure, Granby Ranch ski area’s owner is surrendering the resort

Marise Cipriani walks away from her Grand County resort, saying a lender nixed a deal to sell as the town of Granby grows impatient over long-delayed road repairs

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Colorado releases school ratings amid ongoing debate about how to measure performance

There is an ongoing debate about the purpose and meaning of school ratings in Colorado