A man standing on an ocean cliff
A hiker stops to admire the view from Santa Rosa Island in Channel Islands National Park. The park, made up of five islands off the coast of California, lures hardy tourists interested in primitive camping, kayaking, snorkeling and hiking. (Larry Ryckman, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado was ready for California to join states with outdoor recreation offices, but its governor just vetoed it

11 other states have bet on dedicated offices using outdoor play to boost conservation, workforce training, public health and economic development.

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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