The new owner of the ranch, the son of a Texas oil billionaire, had sought to restrict who could use the land. But the appeals court ruled against him.
Town of San Luis
Landmarks honoring Latino and Chicano history in Colorado are scarce and poorly preserved, if they exist at all.
The ranch's new owner says too many people have access. Local residents vow to fight the case as long as they can.
The San Luis Valley is writing another chapter in what’s been called the longest-running civil legal dispute in the state, dating to a lawsuit filed in 1981.
While Costilla County has only 3,524 residents, due to its unique history it has more than 45,000 landowners, mostly absentee.
Advocates are urging state judges to be more liberal about letting pre-trial defendants leave jail without paying a cash bond.
Nearly 48 years after Felix Romero and his wife Claudia took over R&R Market, the couple is ready to retire.