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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Here’s what the crowded Democratic field for U.S. Senate is missing, and why it may soon change

Former Colorado House Speaker Alice Madden is expected to enter the contest. Secretary of State Jena Griswold is mulling a bid.

A Nazi flag led this Western Mayberry to confront hate once again. Now Fruita aims to send a different message.

A rural Colorado town makes its history of inclusivity its new mantra: “This was a wake-up call for us.”

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Former Colorado foster youth make themselves heard for “sibling bill of rights,” driver’s license bill

The two proposed bills are the result of a generation of foster youth who are louder than any before them