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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Aurora officials say water in Colorado is increasingly difficult to find. So they’ve tapped an inactive mine.

Like other Colorado cities, Aurora is searching for new sources as its population grows