Perched like a castle on a hill, the former Cordillera Lodge & Spa, about 40 minutes from Vail ski area, is undergoing a $20 million renovation to become a substance abuse treatment center. Residents in the surrounding Cordillera neighborhood, where homes sell for many millions of dollars, sued five times to stop the conversion. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Cordillera resort to reopen as tony drug-treatment facility for “seriously underserved population” — the wealthy

After five lawsuits and lots of controversy, the upscale rehab center is first of its kind in Colorado, but there are thousands in California leading state to draft a raft of regulations

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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