Skiers climb toward Mosquito Pass on March 2 as part of backcountry ski event organized by Bluebird Backcountry and North London Mill Preservation Inc. Both groups are developing business plans for backcountry recreation. (Justin Wilhelm, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Aspen stakes claim as the premier human-powered playground as skiers ditch lifts and traffic to walk uphill

“Alpine skiers are getting bored," said Erik Lambert, a businessman searching for a mountain to anchor an all-uphill resort. "They are sick of crowds. They are sick of traffic. I think people are ready for a cultural shift.”

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Opponents of Colorado’s new oil and gas regulation law won’t try to repeal it — at least not this year

Opponents had planned to ask voters in November 2019 to repeal and replace the law, but last week the Colorado secretary of state's office rejected four versions of their proposed ballot initiative

Voters, for the first time, could get final say in the war over wolves in Colorado

Western Slope is keystone to connect wolf population from the Arctic to Mexico, advocates say, but ranchers, hunters expected to fight back

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Colorado jails can’t hold people accused of low-level crimes in lieu of bail anymore. And that means current inmates could be released.

At least one Colorado county jail believes they have inmates who could have to be released under the new law