Colorado, other states paid big sums to keep federal parks open during the 2013 shutdown. Utah says it’s unlikely to recoup its $1M tab.

Colorado paid to keep Rocky Mountain National Park open

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How a discarded title for her previous book became a Colorado author’s inspiration for the next one

"Burning Ridge" didn't quite fit the last K-9 mystery Margaret Mizushima wrote. But it set her on a course for a new type of crime novel.

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Tri-State, under pressure from its member co-ops to change or fall behind, is shifting to renewable energy

Giant power provider on the verge of deal with departing utility says it will shutter coal-fired plant in Nucla two years early as it retools carbon-emissions goals.