Two Continental Divide Trail hikers resting on Georgia Pass, which traverses Park and Summit counties in Colorado. The trail runs about 800 miles across Colorado. Backers of the trail say money from the Land and Water Conservation fund is needed to move about 14 miles of trail off of a highway east of Steamboat Springs. The project also would open up open prime elk habitat for sportsmen by providing access to land owned by the Colorado State Land Board. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

U.S. Senate approves major public lands, conservation package reauthorizing Land and Water Conservation Fund

The hodgepodge bill offered something for nearly everyone, with projects stretching across the country -- including Colorado

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published
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Opponents of Colorado’s new oil and gas regulation law won’t try to repeal it — at least not this year

Opponents had planned to ask voters in November 2019 to repeal and replace the law, but last week the Colorado secretary of state's office rejected four versions of their proposed ballot initiative

Voters, for the first time, could get final say in the war over wolves in Colorado

Western Slope is keystone to connect wolf population from the Arctic to Mexico, advocates say, but ranchers, hunters expected to fight back

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado jails can’t hold people accused of low-level crimes in lieu of bail anymore. And that means current inmates could be released.

At least one Colorado county jail believes they have inmates who could have to be released under the new law