Sen. Michael Bennet's ambitious Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy Act protects more than 400,000 of public lands in Colorado, including establishing a formal boundary around Curecanti National Recreation Area above Blue Mesa Reservoir. (Jason Blevins, Colorado Sun)

Largest public lands bill since 1993 would protect 400,000 acres across Colorado

Michael Bennet’s Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy Act lands as the Colorado senator enjoys rare spotlight following tirade over government shutdown Thursday on Senate floor

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Conservation groups ask judge to halt Trump administration drilling plan citing sage grouse

The 2015 sage grouse plans are widely considered to have stopped the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act

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An effort to ensure Colorado police and sheriffs aren’t carrying out federal immigration law has drawn Polis’ concerns

House Bill 1124 codifies a court ruling preventing jails from holding people just on immigration offenses and would prevent Colorado police from working on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But it started out much more sweeping