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In addition to electing a new governor this November, Colorado voters will also decide the fate of 13 statewide ballot questions, including two specifically aimed at funding transportation projects.

But beyond that shared goal, propositions 109 and 110 differ greatly.

A computer science major in college, 25-year-old Garrett Hause would fit in at a Silicon Valley startup. But he said he prefers to stay busy and work with his hands, so he decided to do something different.

Last year he took over his grandparents’ farm in Lafayette, Colorado and replaced the fields of alfalfa with five acres of hemp.

Southwest Health System to Host Public Forum

Sep 24, 2018
Austin Cope

In conjunction with the Montezuma County Hospital District, Southwest Health System will host a public forum to address financial issues. 

Jay Canode

It’s been three years since the Gold King Mine spilled millions of gallons of wastewater into the Animas River watershed. A forthcoming book aims to reflect on what went wrong — and could go wrong in the region’s future. 

Austin Cope

As the legal battle for Bears Ears National Monument's designation goes on, the Utah landmark will get its first education center. 

One Sunday morning several years ago Dave Huhn got a call. He’s usually off work that day, but it was the height of irrigation season and decided to answer. The woman on the other end was frantic, screaming as she watched her 82-year-old husband from the window.

Their 86-year-old neighbor was beating him with a shovel.

Renew Board Members Face Calls for Resignation, Reform

Sep 19, 2018
Daniel Rayzel

Members of Renew’s board of directors had several heated exchanges during a tense open board meeting Tuesday. 

San Juan County Photographer Documents Dying Junipers

Sep 17, 2018

One of the icons of a southwestern landscape is mysteriously dying across the Four Corners. 

Gary Farmer’s Performance Philosophy

Sep 12, 2018
Courtesy of Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers

Whether it’s on a stage or on the screen, Gary Farmer has a lifetime of experience performing for an audience. 

Cliff Redish is a political exile. He lives in a world that's colored Republican red and Democrat blue. He used to be a Democrat, but now he's unaffiliated. Perched on a barstool in a pub in Carbondale on Colorado's Western Slope, he's hesitant to even talk about it.

"We're so divided," Redish said. "It's just unbelievable. It's hard to even bring this up in a bar right now."

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