Front Range resident Andy Finley, in yellow, looks at a map of the North Fruita Desert Trail System on July 30, 2016. The trail system, 40 minutes from Grand Junction, is maintained by the Bureau of Land Management. (William Woody, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Interior boss David Bernhardt issues order aiming to protect public land access

The order could help boost Bernhardt's credentials among conservation groups ahead of a Senate confirmation hearing next week in which Democrats are likely to highlight his past work as an energy industry lobbyist

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Snowsports Industries America buys Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo in trade group’s first turn toward consumers

The move gives SIA -- the 65-year-old founder of the annual Snow Show that is now part of Outdoor Retailer’s annual winter trade show in Denver -- its first consumer-oriented enterprise

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Cross-pollination between outdoor-grown marijuana and hemp is a budding conflict in Colorado, beyond

In Pueblo, the area of the state with the largest amount of outdoor-grown marijuana, the county regulators have been working to allow both hemp and cannabis cultivators to coexist