A mountain biker descends Crested Butte's newly minted Baxter Gulch Trail, which required nearly a quarter-century effort to develop, using Great Outdoors Colorado support with the Town of Crested Butte, the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association, private property owners and the Forest Service to approve and build. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s recreation roadmap makes it one of the only states to fuse outdoor play, environmental protection

Colorado needs the 2019 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, or SCORP, to qualify for federal money from the Land and Water Conservation Fund

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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