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Public Lands Day bill sparks partisan debate in Colorado Legislature

Public Lands Day bill sparks partisan debate in Colorado Legislature

A feel-good Public Lands Day bill meant to proclaim Colorado’s love of its vast swaths of federal land and how they’re managed has sparked a partisan debate over the role…

Colorado House District 59 race likely to be costly, nasty and close

Colorado House District 59 race likely to be costly, nasty and close

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman: In 2014, the race for Colorado House District 59 in Southwest Colorado was one of closest, nastiest…

Glenwood Canyon rock slide shuts down I-70, forces major detours

Glenwood Canyon rock slide shuts down I-70, forces major detours

Interstate 70 — one of the nation’s main east-west highways for commercial truck traffic and the primary connection between Vail and Aspen ski areas — remains entirely closed to vehicle…

State cites fewer closures of the Interstate 70 corridor but longer durations

State cites fewer closures of the Interstate 70 corridor but longer durations

State highway officials say that despite all the negative publicity this past ski season there were actually fewer closures of the Interstate 70 corridor between Denver and Vail due to…

Colorado green leaders question Olympic bid in wake of Sochi costs, impacts

Colorado green leaders question Olympic bid in wake of Sochi costs, impacts

Former Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm, who spearheaded the rejection of the 1976 Denver Winter Olympics, says he’s not opposed to a future Colorado bid but advocates a rethinking of the…

Political fundraising and slope-side schmoozing raise conservative eyebrows at posh ski areas

Political fundraising and slope-side schmoozing raise conservative eyebrows at posh ski areas

Posh ski resorts in Vail, Aspen and Park City have long been playgrounds of the rich and famous, but increasingly they’re fertile ground for political fundraising and slope-side schmoozing between…

A Colorado county aims to capitalize on real estate’s walkability trend

A Colorado county aims to capitalize on real estate’s walkability trend

The trend toward walkable neighborhoods seems to be gaining strength, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors released October 31. Sixty percent of respondents to the…

Governor says fracking ban votes reflect ‘genuine anxiety’

Governor says fracking ban votes reflect ‘genuine anxiety’

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday acknowledged that recent municipal votes imposing hydraulic fracturing bans in four Colorado cities demonstrate the health concerns of Colorado residents living in the midst of…

More complaints levied against notorious Colorado ‘dark-money’ group in Montana election scandal

More complaints levied against notorious Colorado ‘dark-money’ group in Montana election scandal

A notorious pro-business non-profit group founded in Colorado landed in more hot water last week with the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices, who filed 10 more complaints connected to four…

Construction to creativity, the art of building a better economy in Ridgway, Colo.

Construction to creativity, the art of building a better economy in Ridgway, Colo.

There’s little doubt that the ‘Great Recession’ punched a hole in the American economy, but it dealt a particularly crushing blow to the construction industry. Along with manufacturing, construction was…