Front Range resident Andy Finley, in yellow, looks at a map of the North Fruita Desert Trail System on July 30, 2016. The trail system, 40 minutes from Grand Junction, is maintained by the Bureau of Land Management . Proximity to BLM land is one of the reasons the city is pitching itself for a potential new headquarters of the agency. (William Woody, Special to The Colorado Sun)

The $44.2 million pitch: What Grand Junction is doing to land BLM’s headquarters — and what the chances are it will work

Grand Junction is not alone in seeking out the headquarters and faces some tough competition, perhaps even from within Colorado

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Arizona will miss deadline for Colorado River drought plan that impacts water for millions, officials say

Missing the March 4 deadline could allow the federal government to step in and decide the rules

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Colorado’s Catholic churches will open records to independent investigator in effort to account for alleged sex abuse

Prompted by a Pennsylvania grand jury’s bombshell report last year, the Colorado effort is aimed at giving alleged victims recognition, solace. Former Colorado U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer will lead the review.

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Redstone Castle spent years in financial distress. The accountants who own it now are “a dream come true”

April and Steve Carver, also behind the overhaul of the majestic Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs, apply their historic renovation skills to work for one of Colorado’s most storied buildings