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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Colorado lawmakers set date for return, hoping the worst of the coronavirus will pass

The suspended legislative session will resume May 18 but legislative budget writers will get started sooner

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Bernie Sanders drops 2020 bid after winning Colorado primary, leaving Joe Biden as likely nominee

Sanders won the most delegates and the popular vote in Colorado's March 3 primary. Biden came in second.

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Colorado growers face “risk like we have never faced before” as coronavirus puts up labor walls

Work in the "essential" agriculture industry can go on, but the pandemic’s threat to the market has shaken some Western Slope farmers and orchard men to their roots. Others call the panic overblown.