The Painted Wall in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. In 2017, the park used Land and Water Conservation Fund support to purchase 2,494 acres of land that allowed for better access to the park. The reauthorization of the fund moved out of committee and to the U.S. House floor on Thursday, only 17 days before it is set to expire, promising a vote that could keep the 64-year-old fund alive. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

Congress works on fix after the Land Water Conservation Fund lapses

The program uses federal royalties from offshore oil and gas drilling to fund conservation and public recreation projects around the country

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published
Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

At 25 years old, Ouray’s ice festival continues to foster — and anchor — the winter sport’s rise

The event -- which began as a few rowdy locals climbing frozen leaks from an old water pipeline -- triples Ouray’s population of 1,000 residents and packs restaurants and hotels.

News Primary category in which blog post is published

Quality journalism: Make our communities healthier by making them better informed

The Colorado Sun shares a conversation with Texas Tribune CEO and co-founder Evan Smith ahead of his visit to Denver this week

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Lorena Garcia casts herself as the true progressive in U.S. Senate race. But first she needs to make the ballot.

The underdog candidate considers Andrew Romanoff and John Hickenlooper the status quo as she seeks to upset the Democratic primary