Directors of eight state offices of outdoor recreation, left to right, Colorado's Luis Benitez, Montana's Rachel VandeVoort, North Carolina's David Knight, Oregon's Cailin O'Brien-Feeney, Utah's Tom Adams, Vermont's Michael Snyder, Washington's Jon Snyder and Wyoming's Domenic Bravo, show the freshly signed Confluence Accords atop the Le Meridien Hotel in Denver on July 25. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

Eight states — including Colorado — sign “Confluence Accords” pledging ethical recreation as a path to economic prosperity

The Confluence Accords outlined a roadmap for the states to promote conservation and stewardship of lands

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Cordillera resort to reopen as tony drug-treatment facility for “seriously underserved population” — the wealthy

After five lawsuits and lots of controversy, the upscale rehab center is first of its kind in Colorado, but there are thousands in California leading state to draft a raft of regulations

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Lobbying is big money in Colorado. But the spending is difficult to track.

So far in the 2019 legislative session, about 500 lobbyists are registered to influence state lawmakers and officials. That’s five for every legislator.