a long view from a high point
It took Colorado Parks and Wildlife 27 years from the time Frances Hornbrook Staunton donated 1,720-acres of land to open the now 3,828-acre Staunton State Park southwest of Denver. The rugged, mountainous park is one of 42 owned or managed by the state. (Larry Ryckman, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado is due for a new state park, but officials hope it won’t take 27 years to develop like the last one

Emboldened by legislation that OK’d increases to fees and licenses, Colorado Parks and Wildlife begins new park planning with access, funding and partnerships on its mind

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Here’s why Colorado’s unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly picked Democrats in 2018. The story starts with Donald Trump.

One in four unaffiliated voters polled by Magellan Strategies said a vote for Democrat Jared Polis in the governor’s race was a statement against President Donald Trump

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How a movie about Gary Hart will make you rethink modern politics (and the media)

An interview with Jason Reitman, Matt Bai and Jay Carson, the writers behind the movie “The Front Runner,” about “the week America went tabloid”

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Coloradans produced a record 9.3 million tons of trash last year. Only 12 percent of it was recycled.

Colorado's recycling rate has flat lined at about a third of the national average