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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Arizona will miss deadline for Colorado River drought plan that impacts water for millions, officials say

Missing the March 4 deadline could allow the federal government to step in and decide the rules

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Colorado’s Catholic churches will open records to independent investigator in effort to account for alleged sex abuse

Prompted by a Pennsylvania grand jury’s bombshell report last year, the Colorado effort is aimed at giving alleged victims recognition, solace. Former Colorado U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer will lead the review.

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Redstone Castle spent years in financial distress. The accountants who own it now are “a dream come true”

April and Steve Carver, also behind the overhaul of the majestic Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs, apply their historic renovation skills to work for one of Colorado’s most storied buildings