Crews at Alpine's Altogether Recycling go through their daily process of sorting through mountains of recyclable materials on July 20, 2018 in Denver. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Coloradans produced a record 9.3 million tons of trash last year. Only 12 percent of it was recycled.

Colorado's recycling rate has flat lined at about a third of the national average

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Michael Bloomberg unveils his presidential gun reform platform in Aurora, says he’s unsure about his chances in the state

Bloomberg said he was glad to be in Colorado -- "it's a wonderful state" -- but said he is unsure of his chances of winning the state's presidential primary contest next year. "That, I have no idea," he said.

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Colorado is owed 9,900 acres by the federal government. But getting that land could mean no more recreating on it.

The federal government wants to settle a 143-year-old debt to Colorado with a grant of 9,900 acres across 16 counties. Some of those grants would block access to hunting, fishing on adjacent BLM land.

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The indoor climbing industry is booming on a foundation bolted to Colorado’s Front Range

Colorado has 39 indoor rock gyms that are spurring innovation and growth while luring massive capital investment.