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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Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes, seize more than 800 marijuana plants in years-long operation targeting black market pot

State and federal officials said the nearly three-year investigation showed that illegal marijuana trafficking mushroomed after voters approved recreational use in 2012

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After growing up in proximity to military contamination, author felt moved to examine how lands were converted to wildlife refuge

David Havlick's field work sent him all over the world -- including pedaling through central Europe and researching militarized sites in Japan