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

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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