Industrial hemp grows on a farm in Montrose County, where there are about 31 registered growers cultivating the cousin to marijuana in 50 fields.(William Woody, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Opinion: Growing hemp means growing economic opportunity in rural Colorado

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A ducked rope line. A massive avalanche: Detailed report on deadly Telluride slide comes as sheriff’s probe continues

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center’s final report confirms -- in detail -- earlier accounts of the slide that killed Salvador Garcia-Atance on Feb. 19

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado is among the growing number of states using redistricting commissions

Here's a look at some of the states using commissions or other nontraditional methods for the next round of redistricting, after the 2020 Census.