Thor Tingey, left, and his mom, Sheri Tingey, at Alpacka Raft headquarters in Mancos. Alpacka's radical reconsideration of packable watercraft is changing the way people access some of the burliest waters in the country. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

Changing the way people access the burliest waters in the country: Mancos’ Alpacka Raft crafts “a new way to see the world”

Today, the company’s more than two dozen employees design, cut, weld, glue, test and ship more than 2,600 Alpacka rafts across the world every year

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Trump to use “big voice” to boost GOP on 4-day Western trip that includes Colorado rally with Cory Gardner

Trump's trip will be packed with big-dollar fundraisers, a trio of campaign rallies meant to energize his base and a sprinkle of official presidential events where he can showcase administration actions

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“He seems like a very nice person”: Trump commutes sentence of Rod Blagojevich, who is being held in Colorado prison

The former Illinois governor was released Tuesday from the Englewood Federal Correctional Institution

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Colorado issues, like fracking and marijuana, divide the Democratic candidates for president

A Colorado Sun survey shows all but two candidates support federal marijuana legalization, while others lack clear plans on Western issues