Paper coffee cups, like those used by Starbucks, are cost-prohibitive to recycle because the containers are lined with plastic to prevent seepage. But Denver's Alpine Waste & Recycling said it has found a way to recycle them. Service will start around Oct. 1, 2018. (John Ingold, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s largest recycling company — finally — will be able to recycle Starbucks and other coffee cups

As major chains are spending $15 million to develop a compostable container, Alpine thinks it can divert 5 tons of cups from the landfill each month

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As Colorado prepares to ask voters to OK sports betting, a regional divide on the issue has surfaced across the U.S.

Colorado voters will be asked in November to sign off on sports betting, the majority of whose tax proceeds would go toward water issues

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2 women die Friday on Gunnison River, bringing Colorado’s spring runoff death toll to at least 5

A Colorado Springs woman, Roberta Sophia Rodriguez, is also missing in the South Fork of the Rio Grande