April and Steve Carver twice passed on the opportunity to purchase the historic Redstone Castle in Pitkin County. But when it was offered at auction in 2016 for $2 million they bid and soon were able to begin overhauling the 42-room Tudor-style manse built by coal baron John Osgood. The work included lengthy negotiations related to the commercial uses of the property that were restricted by preservation easements applied after the castle was seized by the federal government during a Ponzi-scheme investigation. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

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

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A monumental question: Can Denver’s Beat Generation fans create a tribute to a movement and its inspiration?

Millions were inspired by Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road,” but his buddy, Denver’s Neal Cassady, fueled the literary and cultural upheaval. Now there’s a move to immortalize them in bronze.

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Coloradans undecided about national popular vote law, new poll shows, as idea becomes 2020 talking point

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper isn’t fully on board with the idea, telling The Colorado Sun: “In the end, our Founding Fathers got things pretty right.”

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Colorado lawmakers want to eliminate spending caps. Here’s how the TABOR overhaul would work.

Any additional revenue would go toward K-12 schools, transportation and higher education in Colorado