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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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