Brainard Lake in the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests on Sept. 15, 2018. The U.S. Forest Service wants to increase the amount of acreage where recreational shooting is barred in the forests by more than 1,100 percent. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

The U.S. Forest Service wants to ban target shooting on 1,100 percent more acreage in two of Colorado’s national forests

USFS says rapidly growing Front Range, increased conflicts necessitate a broader ban

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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